“Old traumas do not die and they do not fade away.” Healing the past serves as the focus in this eloquent dialogue with Harold Bloomfield, M.D., a renowned leader in alternative medicine and integrative psychiatry. “To make peace requires courage.” Bloomfield was raised by Holocaust survivors and he proposes that making peace with your past is not about reinforcing victimization but compassionately addressing and taking responsibility in healing and eventually transcending the pain, shame and blame so we do not have to carry this legacy forward. “What you place your attention on grows stronger in your life, in your thinking and feeling. It is important to put your attention on wholeness and on peace. Peace is much more than the absence of conflict. Peace is a positive state.” This conversation starts you on a journey toward truly healing the past and becoming more at peace with yourself.
Bloomfield is the bestselling author of How to Survive the Loss of a Love (Prelude Press, 1991), How To Be Safe in An Unsafe World (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1997) and Making Peace with Your Past: The Six Essential Steps to Enjoying a Great Future (Harper Collins Publisher, 2000).
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- How you can break through crisis and transcend pain, shame and blame
- How to be a “receptive” rather than a “reactive” listener
- The importance of EQ (Emotional Quotient)
- Five aspects of the quintessential self
- Optimism versus pessimism
- Self worth or net worth
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 7/20/2000 Program Number: 2824