Bernie Siegel

Year of birth : 1932
Parents : Rose Siegel, Sol C. Siegel
Education : Cornell University, Colgate University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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“ Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires -disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time, but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way. ” 

“ In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope. ” 

“ One cannot get through life without pain...What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us. ”

Books by the Master

" 101 Exercises for the Soul: Divine Workout Plan for Body, Mind, and Spirit " ... " 365 Prescriptions for the Soul: Daily Messages of Inspiration, Hope, and Love " ... " Buddy's Candle " ... " Faith, Hope and Healing " ... " Help Me to Heal: A Practical Guidebook for Patients, Visitors, and Caregivers " ... " How to Live Between Office Visits: A Guide to Life, Love and Health " ... " Love, Magic and Mudpies: Raising Your Kids to Feel Loved, Be Kind, and Make a Difference " ... " Love, Medicine & Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients " ... " Peace, Love & Healing: Bodymind Communication & the Path to Self-Healing: An Exploration " ... " Prescriptions for Living: Inspirational Lessons for a Joyful, Loving Life " ... " Smudge Bunny (Kindle Edition) " ... " A Book Of Miracles: Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love " ... " The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing " ... " Dynamic Health "


Bernard Siegel or Bernie has touched many lives all over the Planet. In 1978, he reached a national and then international audience when he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physician who has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our Society grapples with today. In May 2011, Bernie was honored by the Watkins Review of London, England, as one of the Top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet. He continues to break new ground in the field of healing, supporting changes in medical education to “humanize” medical practice. 

In his latest book, his 12th, published in September 2011, entitled A BOOK OF MIRACLES—Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love, Bernieis described in the Foreword written by Deepak Chopra who tells us “Bernie Siegel began his writing career twenty-five years ago, and from the outset he didn’t shy away from miracles. The title of his first book—LOVE, MEDICINE & MIRACLES (1986)—flaunted his disagreement with mainstream medicine. An MD who advised more love as a path to healing would have been in enough trouble. Opening the possibility of miracles was grounds for dismissal. In his new book, Bernie reaffirms his original beliefs, and with a lifetime’s wisdom and experience, he trusts in miracles more than ever.” 

But he has also produced wonderful resources for everyone like 365 Prescriptions for the Soul (Daily Messages of Inspiration, Hope, and Love), and 101 Exercises for the Soul (A Divine Workout Plan for Body, Mind, and Spirit). Bernie’s books also include those like Love, Magic & Mudpies, a great resource for parents and delightful, loving stories like Buddy’s Candle to help children of all ages cope with the loss of a loved one, be it a pet or parent. 

In 1978, nearly a decade before retirement, Bernie launched ECaP — Exceptional Cancer Patients, in which he and his wife and co-worker, Bobbie, remain active today. ECaP is a therapeutic approach Bernie calls Carefrontation that helps patients interpret their drawings, dreams and images to express their feelings about the healing process. The physical, spiritual and psychological benefits that emerge strengthen the immune system, a direct response to the power of the Mind-Body Connection about which Bernie has written and spoken extensively. He is currently working on other books with the goal of empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. Bernie believes that in the next decade, the roles of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory and heart energy will all be explored more intensively as scientific subjects.