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Today's special guest, Lorie Eve Dechar, Is here to talk about the book she co-authored with her husband Benjamin Fox, The Alchemy of Inner Work: A Guide for Turning Illness and Suffering Into True Health and Well-Being. Drawing on traditional Chinese medicine, Eastern and Western alchemical traditions, Kabbalah, and Jungian psychology—plus case studies from working with pa-tients—the authors provide hands-on insights for bringing “the soul of medicine” back into our lives.
Alchemical Healing is based on the belief that there is a vital force that directs you toward your own growth and fulfillment. This force is an in-nate driving high-grade energy as potent as the physical instincts of survival and reproduction. When this vital force is blocked, ignored, or re-pressed, illness arises. The goal is not to get you “back to your old self again” but rather for you to discover what you need to change in order to achieve optimal health and a richer, more meaningful life.
Alchemical Healing offers a way to touch the subtle body or soul, to help resolve nonphysical forms of human distress, psychic and spiritual imbalances, and longings that are often unresponsive to more conventional techniques.
Lorie Dechar holds a master’s degree in acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute and training in Archetypal Psychology, Gestalt and Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy. She was a member of the faculty of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City and leads workshops and trainings nationwide. With her husband, Benjamin Fox, she co-founded A New Possibility, a global healing and learning community.
Benjamin Fox is a professional counseling astrologer and a licensed massage therapist with 20 years of integrative bodywork and healing experience. He lives with his wife, Lorie Eve Dechar, in Blue Hill, Maine, and Nyack, New Yo r k .