Menopause: Initiation Into Power

Version: Abridged
Author: Joan Borysenko
Narrator: Joan PhD Borysenko
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Health & Wellness, Women's Health
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: August 2004
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
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Joan Borysenko believes that if you knew the truth about menopause, you would passionately look forward to this adventurous stage of your life. On Menopause: Initiation into Power, this bestselling author, cellular biologist, and clinical psychologist gives you the tools to take charge of your biology and spirituality to harness the energy that arises in mid-life. Four sessions explore the power of your "guardian" years and how to tap into the energy hidden within your symptoms, and much more.

Reviews (2)


Written by Psychscribe on July 29th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I found this book to be agonizingly slow and tedious. The author keeps hinting at wonderful things that will be discussed later in the tape, but I lost interest before we got there and sent it back.

Menopause: Initiation into Power

Written by Anonymous on July 21st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Incredibly patronizing towards women: Borysenko talks to you "like a girlfriend" complete with girlish giggles, assumes women can't handle a sentence with 2 acronyms, gushes with adjectives like "FABULOUS!!!!!!" all over the place. Made me want to vomit. There are some interesting anecdotes, but not enough to enable me to stomach more than 1 1/2 discs.

Author Details

Author Details

Borysenko, Joan PhD

" Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. has a powerfully clear personal vision- to bring science, medicine, psychology and spirituality together in the service of healing. Her brilliance as a scientist, clinician and teacher have placed her on the leading edge of the mind-body revolution, and she has become a world-renowned spokesperson for this new approach to health, sharing her pioneering work with a gentle graciousness, enthusiasm and humility.

Trained as both a medical scientist and a psychologist, Dr. Borysenko has gone beyond her traditional academic training and developed depth and breadth in a number of fields including behavioral medicine, stress and well-being, psychoneuroimmunology, women's health, creativity and the great spiritual traditions of the world. She completed her doctorate in medical sciences at the Harvard Medical School where she also completed three post-doctoral fellowships in experimental pathology, behavioral medicine and psychoneuroimmunology and where she was instructor in medicine until 1988.

Also a licensed psychologist, Dr. Borysenko was co-founder and former Director of the Mind-Body clinical programs at two Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals, now merged as the Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. These programs were the foundation for her 1987 classic New York Times bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind .

Dr. Borysenko is a spell-binding lecturer and workshop leader who blends science, psychology and spirituality in a unique and powerful way. Her presentations are full of humor and personal anecdotes as well as the latest scientific research and practical exercises for both personal and professional growth. Her eleven books are a complete library of healing, combining scholarly wisdom with the language of the heart, and bringing body and soul together with unprecedented clarity and sophistication. For a complete listing of books and audiocassette tape programs please click on BOOKS AND TAPES.

Dr. Borysenko's work has appeared in numerous scientific journals and has been featured in many popular magazines and newspapers. She is well known for her ability to bridge diverse disciplines and open up new lines of communication. A widely sought expert for the media, she has appeared on Oprah, Sally Jesse Raphael, Sonya Live, Geraldo, Hour Magazine and Good Morning America among many other appearances both on commercial and public television. Her work has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reader's Digest, Success, Bottom Line, The Leifer Report, American Health, Shape, Glamour, Vogue, Ladies Home Journal, Living Fit, Success, Yoga Journal, New Age Journal, and many other magazines and newspapers.

Dr. Borysenko is equally at home presenting in corporations, conferences, hospitals, churches, synagogues and civic settings- transcending boundaries and bringing a much-needed message of peace and inspiration. For a complete listing of lecture topics and information required to book an appearance, please click on THE COMPANY. For a schedule of upcoming appearances, please click on CALENDAR."

Borysenko, Joan

Joan Borysenko, PhD, is a cancer cell biologist, a licensed psychologist, and a yoga and meditation instructor. A cofounder and former director of the Mind/Body Clinic at New England Deaconess Hospital, she has also taught at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Borysenko is a pioneer in the emerging medical field of psychoneuroimmunology. She lives in Colorado and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. Other books include Fire in the Soul; Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson; and On Wings of Light.