Health and Healing

Developing Our Potential
  • R. Newman Turner


Health has been defined as the realisation of the capacity for maximum enjoyment of life with or without infirmity. In spite of having greater physical, biochemical, and spiritual resources to enable people to attain and maintain health, the burden of chronic disease and the crisis of the immune system continue unabated.

An examination of the reasons we become unwell suggests it is no longer sufficient to confront the agents or symptoms of disease or even to facilitate the inherent self-healing mechanisms. With so much now capable of overwhelming these it has become essential to examine and develop ways in which the healing response can be potentiated.

While the means to enhance healing now exist at the biochemical, physical, and psychological levels perhaps we also need to develop our own potential as healers. But how?

This question is fundamental to the theme of the Third International Dead Sea conference.


Healing Response Complementary Therapy Spiritual Dimension World Health Organisation Definition Spiritual Resource 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Newman Turner
    • 1
  1. 1.LondonUK

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