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Big Medicine

Transforming Your Relationship with Your Body, Health, and Community



238 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9780999809440

Rights: US & CA

Belly Song Press (Sep 2019)


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Big Medicine is a guide for anyone who is interested in health and healing, including "patients," providers, and caregivers who want to uncover the deeper meaning of physical symptoms and build a new relationship with their bodies. Author Pierre Morin, MD, PhD, revolutionizes the field of medicine by explaining the body's manifestations as a Process—one that is neither bad nor good, neither "sick" nor "healthy." Dr. Morin explores how, through our body's innate intelligence, we can gain creative and spiritual insights that help us appreciate our inner diversity and understand our most profound selves. These powerful discoveries will not only stimulate our own personal healing—they can also inspire us to foster community, systemic, and social change.


"In the 1970's, after becoming a Jungian analyst in Zurich, I extended Jung's work and developed the Dreambody concept and Process-oriented Psychology. Dr. Pierre Morin joined me, my wife Amy, and others in exploring Process in the field of medicine and health. Illness and disease need prevention and cures—but they are also creative processes that can give us insights into who we are. Dr. Morin's Big Medicine is a must-read for everyone—"patients" and providers alike—who is interested in deepening the health and healing of individuals and communities." —Arnold Mindell, PhD, author of Quantum Mind and Healing and The Leader's 2nd Training "In Big Medicine, Dr. Pierre Morin shows that the common conception of health as merely the proper functioning of organ systems is woefully incomplete. He reveals how our collective unity includes but transcends our chronic sense of separateness and individuality. With powerful case studies, Dr. Morin demonstrates how human health is the integration of all we are—the naughty and nice, the good and bad, warts and all. After reading Big Medicine, you may never think of health in the same way, and you will likely be healthier than ever before." —Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters "Dr. Morin's vision of health and healing is informed not only by his work as a medical doctor and psychological clinician, but also by his experience as a person who has heeded the Socratic call to live an 'examined life.' Defying the conventional boundaries of the individual, Dr. Morin identifies illness created by community, institutions, and the allopathic paradigm itself. This is truly a medicine for our times, one unafraid to explore the diversity in both our inner and outer landscapes." —David Bedrick, JD, author of Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology "My experience with Dr. Morin has been a liberating one: an experience in which I have felt empowered to collaborate in my own recovery. Dr. Morin approaches his therapeutic sessions with an almost childlike sense of wonder and exploration, each "case" presenting as a miraculous individual with unique potential. I recommend Big Medicine for anyone aspiring to lead a meaningful life. I believe Western medical professionals would be well-served to receive this book as a blueprint for using Big Medicine to build whole humans." —Bill Leissner, client

Author Biography

Pierre Morin, MD, PhD, directs a community outpatient mental health clinic that serves refugees and trauma survivors in Portland, Oregon. A native of Switzerland, Dr. Morin began his career as a physician working in the fields of brain injury recovery and psychosocial medicine. He is co-author of Inside Coma and author of Health in Sickness, Sickness in Health, and has written numerous articles on mind-body medicine and community health. Dr. Morin is an international coach and trainer and the current co-president of the International Association of Process-Oriented Psychology (IAPOP).