‘Spiritual Healing: A New Frontier in Medicine’ “explores a human ability that is ancient, and which has resurfaced through the lens of modern science.”
Producer Dena Barnett’s documentary takes us on a personal and scientific journey across Europe and America where we discover the role of consciousness in healing, and how it will transform modern medicine.
Dena Barnett is a former teacher, and was a long-term caregiver for her late father. Her personal journey in healing began the day she met a healer for the first time, as well as her Father’s suggestion that she trace her great grandfather's burial site.
There are very few great tsaddikim or Hasidic spiritual leaders buried in England. It is a rare thing, but there are people who have witnessed healing miracles in this particular cemetery.
At the gravesite belonging to a prestigious Rumanian Rabbi, she witnessed hundreds of people praying in and around his tomb. She was intrigued. These 'pilgrims' had travelled across the world in search of one man’s holy compassion.
She wasn’t aware of this at the time, but she had witnessed the profound act of spiritual healing: Tsaddick worship, one of the most intriguing contemporary practices of worship in the 21st century.
Curious to know more, Dena was inspired to start an investigation into the role that healing and consciousness play within science and medicine.Click to view “Spiritual Healing: A New Frontier in Medicine” trailer.
“Spiritual Healing: A New Frontier in Medicine” is about the intersection of healing and medicine. The film explores the current UK research evidence, led by researchers from the University of Birmingham and Northampton University, which strongly supports a role for spiritual healing in modern medicine.
Dena's film answers the important questions about a controversial topic – the who, what, why and where. As she travels across Europe and America, she discovers the inside story of healing by meeting actual healers whose work has transformed the lives of thousands, and whose contributions have helped change communities, hospitals, and medical schools, where medical students are reclaiming humanistic skills that have been long neglected.
The film profiles acclaimed writer-doctors such as Larry Dossey MD., who has dedicated over thirty years of his life to literary and practical work about healing, and the role of consciousness and spirituality in health.
Other authorities include academician-researcher William Bengston and psychologist-researcher Lawrence LeShan. Both these scholars were initially skeptical about healing, but their research and clinical experiences dramatically changed their views.
And the Confederation of Healing Organizations: http://www.the-cho.org.uk/news/blog/can-spiritual-healing-legitimately-work-with-modern-medicine/