Asklepian Dreaming and the Spirit of Transformational Healing: Linking the Placebo Response to Therapeutic Uses of Self

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    Abstract

    Asklepian medicine – as an archetype of healing – was underpinned by therapeutic uses of self, which, if understood, could be beneficial to modern healthcare. It is being proposed in this article that therapeutic uses of self from instrumental, authentic and transpersonal perspectives could support the process of endogenous healing. Such therapeutic uses of self could play a pivotal role in activating and enhancing the potential for placebo responses, with spiritual significance
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32-45
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Religion and Health
    Volume52
    Issue number1
    Early online date19 May 2012
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    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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