Dr. Paul Pearsall, who passed away in 2007, was a licensed clinical and educational psychologist. His teachings challenge the usual "inspirational self-help" approaches which have become popular. Dr. Pearsall received the prestigious Scripps Medical Center Trail Blazer in Medicine Award for his clinical and research work in health and wellness. He studied and did clinical work on the relationship between humor and health.
Dr. Pearsall lived and worked in Hawaii. He was familiar with the Hawaiian language, cultural concepts, and hula. Often with a dancer or several dancers and with live or recorded music, he combined the latest findings from psychology and medicine with ancient Hawaiian principles of loving, working and living.
6-10pm PT: Art Bell: Somewhere in Time returns to 3/20/02 for a discussion with (the late) Dr. Paul Pearsall on organ transplants and recovered memories. ... More »Host: Art Bell - Somewhere In Time
Neuropsychologist and cancer survivor Dr. Paul Pearsall presented a critique of self-help and self-empowerment movements, which he believes do more harm than good. "McMorals" such as 'you must first love yourself before you can love somebody else' are simply wrong, and like many of the platitudes in the self-help field, are too focused on the idea of the self, he argued. ... More »Host: George Noory
Bible prophecy expert Hal Lindsey discussed how current events are shaping up to what looks like 'end times,' which will lead us into a world war or Armageddon. Among the biblical prophecy indicators, he pointed to the increase in earthquakes and superstorms. Wilma, Rita and Katrina have been among the most powerful hurricanes on record, he noted. ... More »Host: George Noory
"Healing is not getting better, it's making yourself whole," said Dr. Paul Pearsall (paulpearsall.com), an educational psychologist and author, who was the main guest on Wednesday's program. As an advocate for the new field of "positive psychology," Pearsall believes that people can thrive through the strength they gain experiencing suffering and adversity. He feels the platitude-filledself help movement is detrimental to people's growth, and that there is a kind of "health terrorism," that tells people who are ill, that they must have a positive attitude if they want to get better. Through his research, Pearsall has concluded that such self-oriented techniques don't work for many people. Prayer can have a positive effect, he said, if it is directed to a higher power to work its will, rather than self-specific. Interestingly, he found in some situations actually "learning to give up" can be helpful, instead of wasting energy in a useless battle. Pearsall, who lives and works ... More »Host: George Noory
In his 10-year study of "winners", along with their spouses and associates, Dr. Pearsall discovered a pattern he identifies as "Toxic Success Syndrome." His research confirms that TSS victims suffer from an adult form of ADD-attention deficit disorder. Paul Pearsall, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psycho-neuroimmunologist, a specialist in the study of the healing mind. He holds a Ph.D. in both clinical and educational psychology. ... More »Host: Art Bell
Dr. Pearsall has experienced a total recovery from Stage IV bone cancer, claiming it a medical miracle. Many of his colleagues considered his recovery a mere statistical fluke and refused to accept this account of how "natural laws are sometimes suspended" and miracles happen. Paul Pearsall, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psycho-neuroimmunologist, a specialist in the study of the healing mind. He holds a Ph.D. in both clinical and educational psychology. ... More »Host: George Noory
Executive Producer of Warner Brothers & Dreamworks "The Time Machine".Psychologist Pearsall had a personal experience with "energy cardiology"when he had hip cancer. He went on to study heart transplants and how thebackground of a new heart could affect its recipient; for example, one manbegan to yearn for spicy foods and to study Spanish before he knew that hisdonor had been Hispanic. He finds evidence in the experiences of hearttransplant recipients to support his claim that the heart thinks and thecells remember. ... More »Host: Art Bell