- “One of the greatest mysteries in medicine is why a therapy works for one person and not another, even when they have the same diagnosis. Your Emotional Type may be the Rosetta Stone we've been waiting for – a code for matching a particular therapy to a particular patient. Jawer and Micozzi have excavated the mind-body relationship and have found gold.”
Larry Dossey, M.D.
Author, Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine, Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing, and eight other books
“Your Emotional Type, securely grounded in scientific research affirming the inseparable unity of mind and body, enables readers to understand how their own personalities may make them prone to a wide variety of health conditions, from chronic fatigue to hypertension, from migraine to fibromyalgia. Most helpfully, the authors guide people to the therapies most appropriate to each personality type. The book is empowering, helping us to become active agents in our healing rather than being simply the recipients of "cures" from a medical approach that fails to recognize the uniqueness of individuals.”
Gabor Maté, M.D.
Author, When The Body Says No: Exploring The Stress-Disease Connection
“A large number of chronic maladies that plague our modern lives are not the result of germs, faulty genes, or specific traumas. They are developmental in nature, with their roots in our emotional lives. The denial of strong feelings – a process that often takes place completely outside of conscious awareness – can lead to serious disturbances in our bodies' natural processes. The result is a wide array of symptoms and conditions that seriously compromise our ability to enjoy healthy and productive lives. Many of these ills are disappointingly unresponsive to the conventional approaches of pharmaceuticals or surgery.
“Your Emotional Type succinctly reviews the relevant research on complementary and alternative medical approaches that are proven to alleviate these conditions. It is a very useful guide to anyone in search of therapies best suited to their bodymind type, their style of handing strong feelings, and the nature of their health problems. In particular, the thin-to-thick boundary scale – a unique window on personality type – offers a valuable framework for helping people to choose among the array of complementary and alternative therapies.”
Author, Job's Body: A Handbook for Bodywork and Touched by the Angel: The Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Power of Bodywork
“A much-needed guide to the fundamental connection between emotions and common physical and mental ailments – and what to do about them.”
Therapist in private practice
Author, Healing through the Dark Emotions
“This new book by Michael Jawer and Marc Micozzi moves the field of alternative healthcare to a whole new level of sophisticated decision-making.
“First, they make the case that most Western medicine is based on a "one size fits all" model and instead offer ways to begin customizing treatments for individual illnesses. Some mind/body illnesses such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue have stumped the best Western practitioners, but actually point to the limits of generic treatments and lead us to new ways of thinking.
“In Your Emotional Type, Jawer and Micozzi sort out which personality types are likely to get which illnesses, and then trace which alternate healthcare treatments would provide the best fit. For them, feelings are meaningful with a story to tell about whether the body and psyche are in a state of balance or imbalance, and symptoms are best understood in the context of a patient's lived, embodied experience.
“By helping patients understand the connection between their personality type, their symptoms and treatment choices, Jawer and Micozzi help patients become more informed consumers of alternative healthcare.”
Ilene Serlin, Ph.D.
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Editor, Whole Person Healthcare
- “Alternative medicine has yet to reach its full potential since, just like conventional medicine, not every therapy works equally well for everyone. Hypnosis is the one area where it has been recognized that some people are more susceptible than others and therefore they are able to derive more benefit. Now, Michael Jawer and Dr. Marc Micozzi have developed a simple, practical, and useful guide to help doctors and their patients identify the major alternative therapies that will work best for each person.”
Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., M.D. (hc)
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine, and Public Health
University of Arizona and University of California – San Francisco Schools of Medicine
Author, New Medicine: Integrating Conventional and Alternative Medicine, Getting
Whole,Getting Well: Healing Holistically from Chronic Illness, and nine other books
- "I have done a great deal of research on Boundaries, and especially thick and thin boundaries as a dimension of personality. Your Emotional Type extends the boundaries of Boundaries in important ways.
"Jawer and Micozzi suggest – and I agree – that emotion may affect people differently depending on their boundary type. Thus people with different boundary styles may develop different symptoms and different illnesses, and they may require different treatments. The authors survey the available evidence and suggest that boundaries may have a close relationship with the immune system and with the types of chronic illnesses we develop.
“Easy to read and articulate, Your Emotional Type could become an important and clinically useful work.”
Ernest Hartmann, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
Author, Boundaries: A New Way to Look at the World, Boundaries in the Mind: A New Psychology of Personality, and six other books