What’s blocking you from experiencing total
Research increasingly shows a strong connection
between our spiritual life, our emotions, and our physical well being. Yet too
often our physical conditions are treated without taking our whole lives into
account. In Radical Well-being, Dr. Rita Hancock shows you how your
mind, body, and spirit are connected and addresses the factors that can
contribute, and even cause, illness, addictions, and chronic
If you suffer from medical conditions like
fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, neck or back pain, irritable bowel syndrome,
jaw pain, food and drug allergies, depression, anxiety, or unwanted behaviors
such as overeating, an eating disorder, overspending, drug abuse or alcoholism,
Radical Well-being will show you a biblical, whole-body approach to overcoming
your condition. With nearly twenty years of experience counseling patients from
a balanced, mind/body/Holy Spirit perspective, Dr. Rita gives you practical
nuts-and-bolts advice, including how to:
· Identify the lies that are
manipulating you from a subconscious level
· Deal with emotional factors that
can make your pain seem worse
· Address addictive behaviors that
you want to get rid of
· Fully accept God's love and
forgiveness on a deep, healing level
True freedom and improved health come when deeply-rooted lies are
illuminated and replaced with knowledge from the merciful heart of God. Radical
Well-being will help you feel better in all three domains—in your mind, body,
and in your spirit. You will end up feeling the way one of Dr. Rita's patients
put it: "Like the weight of a skyscraper has been lifted off my
As a board-certified physician in both Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation and Pain Management, Dr. Rita Hancock specializes in helping her
patients achieve optimal function in spite of their arthritic, painful joints.
One way she does this is by helping them lose weight. Dr. Rita has not only Ivy
League training in nutrition and the psychology of obesity, but she also speaks
from personal experience. She personally overcame a compulsive eating disorder
and lost 75 pounds and kept it off for for over 27 years. Since true health
requires wellness in three dimensions: mind, body, and spirit, Dr. Rita also
counsels her patients in regard to their emotional and spiritual well-being.
This approach has allowed her to get to the root of otherwise unexplained pain
and/or stress-induced illness in a large number of patients.
Dr. Rita's books include The Eden Diet (Zondervan 2008) and The Eden Diet
Workbook, which are about learning to eat in response to physical rather than
emotional hunger. And her latest book is called Radical Well-being: A Biblical
Guide to Overcoming Pain, Illness, and Addictions (Siloam, January 8, 2013).
Radical Well-being offers a road map for finding relief if you suffer with
conditions such as fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, neck or back pain,
irritable bowels, depression, anxiety, or compulsive behaviors like overeating,
consuming drugs or alcohol, over-spending, etc.--especially if you desire a
biblical approach to the management of those conditions.
To enhance your well-being, Dr. Rita also produced a series of twenty-two minute
audio recordings for stress-management and weight control. The series is called
"Godly Affirmations For Weight Control" and is available on Amazon.com in the
digital recordings store. Her specific recordings are entitled, "A Battle With
The Flesh" (for food cravings control), "A Walk on the Beach" (for relief from
emotional eating), "A Picnic at the Lake" (for eating properly at social
events), and "A Walk in the Forest" (for learning to love exercise). Dr.
Rita writes from the Christian perspective and lives in Oklahoma City with her
husband and children.
This is the second book by Rita that I have
read and loved.
In this book she teaches you to heal with
godlier thinking and she does it with scriptures for emotional
healing,scripture for self-talk and meditation, and prayers for your emotional
healing. In very easy to understand language.
I think the title should have been Emotional
This is a book that should be on everyones book
shelf. It is not your ordinary self help book, you will want to get a copy of
this book and share it with all of your loved ones and friends. It is the best
biblical guide that I have read.