I’ve known Craig Hassed for many years and he and Petrea often present at the same conferences.
What we appreciate and admire about Craig is his absolute authenticity and commitment to his work as a medical doctor and a senior lecturer at Monash University Department of General Practice. Craig introduced meditation into the medical curriculum at Monash as an examinable subject throughout the entire training of medical students and has also introduced it into Harvard Medical School.
Dr Hassed’s teaching, research and clinical interests include:
- Mindfulness based stress management
- Mind body medicine
- Health promotion
- Holistic health care
- Complementary therapies
- Medical ethics
The Essence of Health is Craig’s 4th book.
If you are interested in your own health and changing your attitude to health this is the book for you.
It provides a practical and systematic approach to health that empowers you to take a more active role in your own health and wellbeing.
The secret, it seems, is to learn to change our own attitudes and healthcare practices, which is what the program, the Heart and Science of Healing being conducted in June by Craig and Petrea, is all about.
Craig’s approach is to lay the foundation of what he calls, “The Seven Pillars of Wellbeing”.
About 15 pages later you have covered:
- Stress Management
- Connectedness (one of the 4 Cs that are the basis of Quest programs)
The next 2 chapters explain how to put these “Pillars of Wellbeing” into practice.
The last chapter is devoted to Prevention and Management of Chronic Illness.
There is a complete outline of an 8 week course if you’re looking for a clear guide to follow.
Also included are useful Health Websites for you to browse and pages of References that reassure you that Craig Hassed knows what he is talking about.
This book is essential reading as a handbook for achieving wellness and as a guide to preventing and managing serious chronic illness.
It is indeed The Essence of Health.
Join Craig and Petrea for a 3 day program on the Heart and Science of Healing 14th – 16th June, 2014. Further information can be found at http://www.questforlife.com.au/heart-and-science-of-healing
Wendie has co-facilitated residential programs with Petrea for more than sixteen years. Prior to that Wendie spent over 25 years as a teacher, school principal and was involved in educational leadership and facilitation of school executive groups.
Ten years of this time was spent in PNG where she taught and worked for the government. Wendie has been travelling since the early sixties and is especially attracted to Asian cultures. She holds degrees in Anthropology, Education, Sociology, Theology and Political Science. Her current passions are her grandchildren, travel biographies, exploring Asia, 4×4 driving, reading everything she can get her hands on, and watching movies on the big screen at home.