What role do the mind and spirit play in the spontaneous remission of incurable illness? In this powerful talk, Dr. Jeffrey Rediger uses stories of "impossible" recoveries to illustrate unexplored possibilities latent within the mind, body, and spirit. A theologian and Harvard physician, Dr. Rediger discusses how spiritual wellness and fulfillment are an integral part of being human and contribute to one’s ability to flourish.
Jeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and the Medical Director of McLean SE and Community Services at McLean Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. A fully licensed physician and a board-certified psychiatrist, he also has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and publishes in the fields of medicine, psychiatry and spirituality. His research involves the investigation of remarkable recoveries from incurable or fatal illnesses. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz, and Anderson Cooper 360 shows, among others.To learn more about Dr. Rediger, visit his blog at www.medicineofhopeandpossibility.com.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx