The Embodied Mind: Understanding the Mysteries of Cellular Memory, Consciousness, and Our Bodies

by Thomas R Verny MD
Hardcover, Pegasus, New York, NY.

“The human mind is broader than the brain, bigger even than the body. In this fascinating book, our guide takes us on a journey into the fully embodied nature of mental life, reviewing the cutting-edge science revealing how the body responds to and encodes experience into its structure and function. Filled with exciting summaries of the empirical support for the important view that our feelings, thoughts, and memories are shaped by physiological functions beyond those of our head-encased brain, this book invites us to ‘think outside the box’ and consider the body more than a transport vehicle for who we are, but rather one part of a much larger story than previously believed by contemporary scientific views of mind and self.” – Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. New York Times Bestselling Author of Intraconnected; Mind; Mindsight, and Aware, Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute

“Dr. Thomas Verny’s The Embodied Mind is a fascinating, paradigm-shifting, mind-blowing exploration of human consciousness. Dr. Verny takes the reader on a thrilling expedition, surveying the latest research into epigenetics, the human brain, personality changes following heart transplantation, the microbiome, and so much more. The Embodied Mind demonstrates that the mind is not constrained to the brain, but rather is distributed throughout the body.” – Mitchell Liester, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor and Psychiatric Liaison, University of Colorado School of Medicine

“Dr. Verny has a unique talent to inspire new ideas and challenge scientific orthodoxy. I heartily recommend The Embodied Mind to both scientists and lay readers.” – Dr. Gerlinde A.S. Metz, PhD, Board of Governors Research Chair, Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience

“I highly recommend The Embodied Mind as a compendium of knowledge that offers readers an opportunity to move beyond misperceived limitations in an effort to promote planetary health and harmony.” – Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., author of bestselling books, The Biology of Belief, Spontaneous Evolution (with Steve Bhaerman) and The Honeymoon Effect

This book is an absolute must-read, and as an obstetrician and gynecologist I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to reclaim sovereignty over our lives!” – Dr. Akira Ikegawa, director of Ikegawa Clinic, director The Prenatal Memory Education Association

“Even though I am not a native speaker, it is easy even for me to understand – I loved reading it.” – Michiko Hayashi, Global Director of the Emoto Peace Project

“This is a superbly radical book, deeply researched and exquisitely clearly written. Even more so The Embodied Mind stands as a guideposted pilgrimage through nearly five decades’ experience, introspection and explorations as a practicing psychiatrist and researcher, whose best-selling The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, published in 1981, still resonates today.” – Brendan Howley, investigative reporter, novelist and screenwriter

Thomas R. Verny is an internationally renowned psychiatrist and the author of eight of books, including The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, which was published in 27 countries and 47 scientific papers. He has previously taught at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, York University (Toronto), and St. Mary’s University.

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