With disease statistics rising and health-care costs soaring, "Calm Healing" is a timely book indeed. Written in an accessible style, the book shows readers how to take an active role in their health by developing their innate skills for healing themselves and others. Part I presents a history of mind-body medicine, describing meditation methods across cultures and meditation research in the United States. Part II creates a new model of the human body based on a synthesis of disciplines, including quantum physics and energy medicine. Part III describes a wide range of healing methods including the healing practice of humor, cardio-awareness, progressive neuromuscular release, awareness-based energy breathing, transformative compassionate breathing, childbirth applications, and methods for near-death care. This section concludes with an analysis of healing the present by healing the past. Part IV focuses on self-healing and the worldwide transformation made possible by the effective action of groups engaged in mind-body healing.