Change Your Mind to Change Your Body

“We don’t realize that the power lies within us to make huge changes in our lives, just by adjusting our thoughts and words.”

(MediaQuire) Dr. Kathy Gruver, author of the new book Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker says, “We have the innate ability to change our bodies, simply by changing our language.” 

Most people think of health as something having to do with our physical bodies, they want a low BMI, they eat organic, do their yoga. But very few people think of the ramifications of their thoughts and how strongly they affect the body. And how paying attention to that connection can lead to total healing.

“It’s estimated that we have 60,000 thoughts a day and that 50,000 of those are negative, guess how you feel that makes you feel? Significant progress can be made even if we just change a portion of those thoughts.”

Dr. Gruver’s fascinating book explores the mind/body connection and explains how the placebo effect, positive thought, affirmations, hypnosis, meditation, and other things that were thought to be airy/fairy hippy stuff, are now making headway in mainstream medicine and research.

“There are countless studies that show how your thoughts and attitudes add to your health and truly contribute to your overall healing.”  

“We think that stress is killing us. But it turns out that it not so much the stress; it’s our reaction to the stress. And the good news is that you can change your mind to decrease your response to that stress.”  And this book will show you how with current studies, healing modalities you can add to your life and techniques to easily stop the stress response to be healthier.


Dr. Kathy Gruver is the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and has earned her PhD in Natural Health. Kathy was featured on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act in 2011 speaking about natural health and has just authored her second book entitled Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and pursued further education at The National Institutes of Health. Gruver has been featured as an expert in countless publications and has written dozens of health and wellness articles. She has appeared as a guest expert on over 80 radio shows and has done over 50 educational lectures around the country. She has also served as an expert witness for massage negligence and ethics cases.

A recent winner of NAWBO’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards, Kathy maintains a massage and natural health practice in Santa Barbara, CA, also offering phone and email health consultations. She has also produced an instructional massage DVD, Therapeutic Massage at Home; Learn to Rub People the RIGHT Way and is a practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Her book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet was selected as a finalist for the Indy Excellence Awards and was recently turned into a national talk show.

What People Are Saying

“If only everyone would honestly ask “Who’s the Matter with Me?” and recognize that it is usually you, yourself, we would all be better.  Meanwhile, as Kathy reveals, body workers may help a great deal more than mind workers!”

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., President, Holos Institutes of Health, Founding President, American Holistic Medical Association, Author of MEDICAL INTUITION, ENERGY MEDICINE, And BLISS—DOING GOOD TO SELF And OTHERS

“Kathy Gruver is a life-long learner dedicated to holistic wellness and the bodywork profession. She’s poured her knowledge – and heart and soul- into this text. There are gems of insight here for everyone from practitioners to clients. My hope is readers will honor Gruver by enjoying this text and living well.”

Leslie A Young, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Massage and Bodywork Magazine

“Dr. Kathy Gruver writes in a candid, down-to-earth style that makes it easy to comprehend her powerful message. She provides logical and inspirational information for bodyworkers to elevate their level of wellness and that of their clients. The relevancy of mind/body dynamics that Dr. Gruver brings to light reaches all of us.”

David J. Pesek, Ph.D., Holistic Healthcare Pioneer