Dolphins and Their Power to Heal

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By Amanda Cochrane

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Amanda Cochrane

Amanda Cochrane
Amanda Cochrane's and Karena Callen's quest to fathom and elucidate the healing power of dolphins has taken them to Africa, Bali, the Bahamas, the Florida Keys, Turks and Caicos Islands, Greece, Ireland, and Northumbria, where they have encountered pods of wild dolphins, lone friendly dolp More...



Since ancient times dolphins have been known to uplift and inspire human beings through empathetic interaction. Cochrane and Callen review the myths, legends, and history of dolphins as well as current research, showing how close contact with these graceful mammals can trigger our inherent healing powers. In a rich and detailed study of dolphins, the authors explore the animals' life cycle, behavioral patterns, and methods of communication. They also give careful consideration to the well-being of the dolphins themselves, emphasizing that human/dolphin encounters should, whenever possible, occur in the animals' natural habitat and on their own terms. 

The authors describe recent case studies confirming that such contact can enhance the learning abilities of the mentally handicapped, bring relief to the emotionally disturbed, and encourage recovery from life-threatening illness. 

 Thirty-two color photographs capture the exhilaration of swimming and interacting with dolphins. 

"Well-written and informative--a must read for the dolphin enthusiast."
Richard O'Barry, trainer of TV's Flipper, author of Behind the Dolphin's Smile, winner, United Nations Environmental Achievement Award.

"If you have never explored the rich history of human-dolphin interaction and its extraordinary catalyzing, healing potential, this book provides excellent means to enter the world of these masters of the water realm. There you will learn a whole new way of being--more direct, mree harmonious, full of heart, exuding tremendous joy and vitality. But be forewarned: It may change your life forever."
Trisha Lamb Feuerstein
Yoga Journal

"Dolphins and Their Power to Heal is a very caring and comprehensive look at dolphins. It is an in-depth study of dolphins and their world and their interaction with human beings with 32 color photos which brings us closer to them. The book is also written with great concern and respect for dolphin life."Newlife