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Here are some of the books that I have written or co-written

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Coyote Wisdom: The Power of Story in Healing Paperback March 1, 2005 by Lewis Mehl-Madrona

An in-depth look at the therapeutic and transformative powers of storytelling in Native American and other cultures

• Explores how to create a healing state of mind using stories

• Includes healing stories from Native American traditions and other cultures from around the world

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591430291
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591430292
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces




Narrative Medicine: The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process Paperback June 11, 2007 by Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Seeks to restore the pivotal role of the patient’s own story in the healing process

• Shows how conventional medicine tends to ignore the account of the patient

• Presents case histories where disease is addressed and healed through the narrative process

• Proposes a reinvention of medicine to include the indigenous healing methods that for....

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company; 1 edition (June 11, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591430658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591430650
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Healing the Mind through the Power of Story: The Promise of Narrative Psychiatry Paperback June 18, 2010 by Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health

• Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be

• Includes stories used in the author’s healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (June 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159143095X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591430957
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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A guide to retelling your personal, family, and cultural stories to transform your life, your relationships, and the world

• Applies the latest neuroscience research on memory, brain mapping, and brain plasticity to the field of narrative therapy

• Details mind-mapping and narrative therapy techniques that use story to change behavior patterns in ourselves, our relationships, and our communities

• Explores how narrative therapy can help replace dysfunctional cultural stories with ones that build healthier relationships with each other and the planet

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (July 26, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159143209X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591432098
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Coyote Healing: Miracles in Native Medicine Paperback March 25, 2003 by Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Distills the basic principles used by Native American healers to create miracles.

• Explores the power of miracles in both traditional Native American healing and modern scientific medicine.

• Cites numerous cases in which people whose conditions were deemed hopeless were miraculously healed.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (May 30, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591430100
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591430100
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces


Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native American Healing

by Lewis Mehl-Madrona


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Hailed by Dr. Andrew Weil as a book “that must be brought to all who seek true health,” Coyote Medicine is an engaging and essential testament to the power of alternative healing and recovery methods that lie beyond the confines of Western medicine.

Inspired by his Cherokee grandmother's healing ceremonies, Lewis Mehl-Madrona enlightens readers to "alternative" paths to recovery and health. Coyote Medicine isn't about eschewing Western medicine when it's effective, but about finding other answers when medicine fails: for chronic sufferers, patients not responding to medication, or "terminal" cases that doctors have

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (August 26, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684839970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684839974
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)