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Healing spaces : the science of place and well-being

Author: Esther M Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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"Does the world make you sick? If the distractions and distortions around you, the jarring colors and sounds, could shake up the healing chemistry of your mind, might your surroundings also have the power to heal you? This is the question Esther Sternberg explores in Healing Spaces, a look at the marvelously rich nexus of mind and body, perception and place."--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esther M Sternberg
ISBN: 9780674057487 0674057481 9780674033368 0674033361
OCLC Number: 1051709995
Description: 343 str. ; 21 cm.
Contents: * Healing Places * Seeing and Healing * Sound and Silence * Cotton Wool and Clouds of Frankincense * Mazes and Labyrinths * Finding Your Way... *...and Losing It * Healing Thought and Healing Prayer * Hormones of Hope and Healing * Hospitals and Well-Being * Healing Cities, Healing World * Healing Gardens and My Place of Peace * Bibliography * Acknowledgments * Index
Responsibility: Esther M. Sternberg.

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Sternberg explores the marvelously rich nexus of mind and body, perception and place. The book shows how a Disney theme park or a Frank Gehry concert hall, a labyrinth or a garden can trigger or  Read more...

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Even the ancients understood that some places had healing powers. But in the late 20th century, scientists began to study how space affects both mental and physical health for good and ill. NIH Read more...

 
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