This page gives links to books, videos and websites that examine the effects of emotions on physical health, and describe research into spiritual matters. More information on these topics is constantly being added and updated on my blog.
Heal Your Own Pain on YouTube
View videos and audio files of presentations given on Heal Your Own Pain.
Interesting sites and books about the link between emotions and health
Dr John Sarno
A website about a doctor in the USA who has treated and cured pain in thousands of patients by helping them identify the emotional causes, including the books that describe Dr Sarno's and others' research and medical practice;
"Healing Back Pain"
"The Mind Body Prescription"
"The Divided Mind"
A website and information about a doctor in the USA who also treats patients with pain by helping them identify the emotional causes
YouTube presentation on the brain, emotions and physical pain here
A book describing evidence for how our beliefs affect our health, including examples of the placebo and nocebo effect
A book describing the neurotransmitters released in the body during different emotional experiences
A book listing the emotions that underlie different physical ailments. Please note this book is not 100% accurate
A site dedicated to research about the emotional causes of cancer
Interesting sites and books about science and spirituality
A book describing how the environment of our cells is as important as our genes in shaping our cell function
A book describing how our beliefs create our reality through quantum physics
Presentation on "The Divine Matrix" by Greg Braden can be viewed here
Research showing the effects of emotions on DNA
A book showing evidence for organised design in the Universe
A book describing a neurosurgeon's near death experience
Dr Andrew Newberg
Neuroscience research and books into the effects of meditation and prayer on the brain including;
"Born To Believe" - Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman
"How God Changes Your Brain" - Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman
"Why God Won't Go Away" - Andrew Newberg, Eugene D'Aquili and Vince Rause
A book describing how meditation and spiritual practices affect the brain
A book describing the effects of prayer on the brain
Neuroscience research on the effects of Buddhist meditation on the brain and brain function
Interesting documentary about an alternative explanation for the physics of the Universe
An excellent, comprehensive documentary describing the scientific evidence for intelligent design, and therefore for God, in the Universe