Healing and the Mind

Ancient medical science told us our minds and bodies are one. So did philosophers of old. Now modern science and new research are helping us to understand these connections.

In Healing and the Mind, Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists and patients – people who are taking a new look at the meaning of sickness and health. In a five-part series of provocative interviews, he discusses their search for answers to perplexing questions: How do emotions translate into chemicals in our bodies? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we collaborate with our bodies to encourage healing?

Healing and the Mind is a documentary series destined to influence how millions think about sickness and health. (1993)

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  • February 24, 1993 | Healing and the Mind
    Bill Moyers visits the famed Commonweal Program, where cancer patients find healing in a support system of mutual love and understanding.
  • February 24, 1993 | Healing and the Mind
    Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists and patients about how the art of medicine influences the healing process.
  • February 23, 1993 | Healing and the Mind
    Bill meets two therapists who use Eastern meditation and Western group psychotherapy to heal their patients -- and not drugs or surgery.
  • February 22, 1993 | Healing and the Mind
    Bill travels to China to explore the curious world of Chinese medicine.
  • February 22, 1993 | Healing and the Mind
    Bill Moyers speaks with neuroscientists and doctors as he investigates the mysteries and science of the mind-body connection.