Evening talk

Wednesday 18 March 2020


The remarkable science and stories of spontaneous healing and recovery

Dr Jeffrey Rediger

Can the body really heal itself of terminal disease? What can ‘medical miracles’ teach us all about our mind, body and identity?

Long after she’s supposed to be dead, a woman with aggressive pancreatic cancer finds herself cured. A teenage girl suddenly and unexpectedly overcomes the cerebral palsy she’s had since birth. An 85-year-old man stuns doctors when his CT scan shows that the tumours on his kidneys have inexplicably vanished. What can we learn from these incredible, yet true, case studies of spontaneous remission?

Dr Rediger offers clear, practical advice on how we can harness our body’s natural resilience to improve our health and create better connections with others.

Dr Jeffrey Rediger

Jeff is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Medical Director for the McLean SouthEast Adult Psychiatric Programs.

He has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and publishes in the fields of medicine, psychiatry and spirituality.

"The people I met on this fifteen year journey didn’t know how much time they had. They didn’t have the key to immortality. Nor did they cheat death. They set forth with the mission to claim the life that was theirs for the time they had. In doing so, they healed."

Dr Jeffrey Rediger