Dr. Bernie Siegel
Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers. In 1978 he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings. In 1986 his first book, Love. Medicine & Miracles was published. This event redirected his life. In 1989 Peace, Love & Healing and in 1993 How to Live Between Office Visits followed with his fourth book in 1998 Prescriptions for Living. He wants to help people fix their lives before they are broken, and thus not have to become strong at the broken places. He has penned other books since and maintains his home, a cross between a family art gallery, museum, zoo and automobile repair shop, where he and his wife and co-author, Bobbi, raised five children. www.BernieSiegelMD.com.