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BRENDA STOCKDALE is the director of mind/body medicine for RC Cancer Centers. She has conducted the most comprehensive health psychology program in Georgia for more than thirteen years. She has also been the National Program Director for the cancer support organization founded by best-selling author and surgeon, Bernie Siegel, MD. Brenda has been featured on Oprah, NPR and other TV talk shows, as well as in a variety of print media. Brenda developed a groundbreaking health psychology program for primary care settings specializing in preventive medicine, autoimmunity, and stress-related conditions. A leader in her field, she has taught, presented workshops, and lectured nationally over the last fifteen years for a variety of corporate and special interest groups. She is a clinician in the field of behavioral medicine, but it is her own experience with life-altering and catastrophic illness that anchors the subject in an intimate way. She is actively engaged in educating health professionals in the practical application of mind/body medicine, and her workshops and programs have been implemented in hospital settings, oncology practices, and cancer centers around the country. In her private practice she specializes in preventive medicine and stress related disorders including autoimmunity, chronic fatigue syndrome, high blood pressure, diabetes and lifestyle management. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia


If you read only one health book this year, this should be the one. -- Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind Whether one has an illness or simply wants to rev up one's life, this informative book offers life-enhancing self-care techniques that will leave readers feeling empowered and resilient. This book, in and of itself, is a prescription for maximizing one's health. -- Ann Webster Ph.D., director, Mind Body Program for Cancer; Staff Psychologist, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine This book offers its readers a gentle but persuasive journey toward understanding the application of mind-body medicine. Ultimately, it represents a systematic lifestyle approach that complements the other primary health-determining factors, diet and exercise. Highly recommended. -- Robert Krikorian Ph.D, associate professor of Psychiatry; director, Cognitive Disorders Center, University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center In this powerful and life-changing book, Brenda Stockdale offers scientifically-based and mind-blowing research about health and wellness as well as practical strategies for incorporating this knowledge into your everyday life. Whether you are challenged by a serious or chronic illness or you enjoy vibrant health and want to keep it that way, this book will open your eyes, touch your heart, and provide potent strategies for beating the odds. Read it now! -- Kathleen Brehony, author of After the Darkest Hour A MUST READ for anyone facing cancer, looking for ways to optimize treatment and quality of life, and maintain some element of control, humor, dignity, and normalcy in their life. -- Andrew L. Salner, MD FACR, Director, Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, Hartford Hospital This book offers the reader the chance to achieve their greatest potential. It is also a very practical resource for those who have inspiration, desire and intention, which with the guidance provided can lead them to achieve what the odds seem to be denying them. -- Bernie Siegel, MD, author of A Book of Miracles and Faith: Hope and Healing

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