Saturday, 23 January 2010
Skin Deep: A Mind-Body Program for Healthy Skin debuted today as a free e-book available for download. Its author, Dr. Ted Grossbart, is a well-known psychologist and Harvard Medical School professor who teaches patients to use the power of their minds to heal chronic skin conditions.
The book, co-authored with Dr. Carl Sherman and first published in 1986, has become an indispensable resource for readers dealing with persistent skin problems who are looking to better understand their causes and become active agents in their own treatment and recovery.
“Since the first edition came out nearly 24 years ago, the book has been helping readers who are struggling with skin problems. It is my hope that its availability as a free, downloadable e-book will allow greater numbers of readers access to the mind/body solutions that have been so effective in my private practice,” said Grossbart. “Emotional stress not only triggers many major skin diseases, but it can keep even the most high tech medical treatment from working. However, this same mind-body link can be reversed to work in the positive direction, and the very same people who are most prone to the negative effects of stress are often the most adept at using the positive techniques.”
The book includes chapters on how to “listen” to your own skin, how your symptoms are tied to your stress levels, and using techniques like relaxation, meditation, hypnosis, and psychotherapy.
Major skin diseases like eczema, warts, psoriasis, hives, acne, and allergies have all been helped using these approaches. Behavioral conditions including compulsive skin picking and trichotillomania (hair pulling) are a growing focus of Dr. Grossbart’s practice. Dr. Grossbart offers the Skin Deep program both in-office and to patients from around the world by telephone.
To download a copy of the e-book, visit www.grossbart.com. The Health Press paperback and Amazon Kindle editions are also available there.
About Dr. Ted Grossbart
Ted A. Grossbart, Ph.D. is an author and licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Boston. He is a senior clinical supervisor at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University.
Dr. Grossbart practices short-term and long-term psychotherapy. He also treats major skin, allergic, and other stress-triggered disorders. He continues to pioneer the use of a wide range of mind/body treatments including relaxation, imaging, meditation, hypnosis and self-hypnosis, and psychotherapy in these areas.