Beyond Ms: It's All in the Image

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Beyond Ms: It's All in the Image

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In 1976, neurologists told Nancy Bent that she had multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease for which there was no known cure. She could expect, to a greater or lesser degree, progressive neuromuscular deterioration for the rest of her life. There might be periods of remission during which she would get no worse, but she would not get better.

The bleak prognosis, which seemed to demand surrender, instead motivated Bent to search for another option. She found it in her studies of Image Psychology with Dr. Akhter Ahsen, who had developed an innovative methodology and approach to psychocomatic medicine which uses images.

This engaging book is the personal story of Nancy's victory over multiple sclerosis and her journey of images, which even went Beyond MS to newer health and physical vitality. Here, she describes the fascinating methodology and approach, as developed by Dr. Ahsen, and the special images called eidetics that obliterated the MS symptoms by counteracting the shattering condition of negative imagery underlying multiple sclerosis.

Within every human being lies a powerful source of knowledge, a place where the mind and body meet. This place is the eidetics, which contain restorative powers and are ready to unlock the doors that lead beyond our habitual thinking.

The eidetics hold the key to unlocking significant life events. When we contact them, they educate us about the world and ourselves because they teach us to become aware of what we are really thinking. Once we see the energy and life that these images can bring to consciousness, we cannot hide in the status quo any longer. As Nancy's case points out, they are profoundly healing images present in the mind.

In Beyond MS, Nancy describes how images strengthened her immune system and transformed her life. She provides direction for the reader to obtain answers to many of the questions that people have concerning what plays a role in multiple sclerosis. In this regard, she carefully presents a forceful case for a psychosomatic trigger and proceeds to demonstrate and explain her stance throughout the book.

In a straightforward and easy-to-understand language, the author speaks about the many aspects of the eidetic, from the ordinary day-to-day imagery to the mythic. This is a deeply moving book about the psychology of illness and the art of healing that has deep significance for understanding the important subject of psychophysiology.

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About the Author:

Nancy A. Bent obtained an M.A. from New York University, trained as an eidetic therapist with Akhter Ansen, Ph.D., at the Eidetic Analysis Institute in Yonkers, New York, and is Vice President of the International Imagery Association and a memeber of the American Imagery Conference.

She lives in Plandome, New York, with her husband Bruce.

Review:

"A deceptively simple book on the eidetic image applied not only to MS but also to any psychocomatic illness." -- Oscar Hamel, M.Ps., Institut d'Analyse eidéique de Québec

"It is a wonderful, compelling story for those who ... have no choice but to face life's unexpected challenges." -- Tony H. Bonaparte, Ph.D., St. John's University, New York

"The way Nancy intertwines her personal experience, images, and the scientific explanation of the eidetic method makes a fascinating read." -- Pauline Freedberg, R.N., M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing

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