Book Review: Holism Movement
Stacie Deyglio, ND
Dr. Constantine’s book Holism Movement is an inspiring assembly of illuminating themes formulated into a healing plan that, when followed, supports the balance of an individual’s body, mind and spirit.
The book is organized into 30 chapters so the reader may spend a typical month being guided by a chapter a day: “It is important to awake each day with a dedicated chapter, move through the day with the lesson, and end the day with rereading the section. This method encourages you to focus on the task for good habits as you carry it into tomorrow” (p. 9).
The chapters flow in an organized grouping by dimension that follows the cycle of body, mind and spirit. Contained in each chapter are seven virtues embodying the principle focus of that respective chapter. For example, chapter 12 is entitled Energy: “Energy is the spiritual force that ignites holism into vibrational movement” (p. 69). In this chapter, Dr. Constantine discusses the origins of energy as they relate to the body, mind and spirit. At the end of the three-page chapter, he includes seven virtues that summarize the principle message embedded within the chapter.
The Holism Movement program idyllically embodies the naturopathic principle of Docere. One of the roles of the ND is to empower, educate and inspire patients to take on the personal responsibility of their health. By conscientiously embracing a positive attitude, diet and lifestyle, any person increases the potential of creating the life he or she yearns for. This book opens a channel of awareness for patients or the lay public who are in need of encouragement and spiritual nourishment in bringing balance back into their lives.
Stacie Deyglio, ND received her baccalaureate degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry from the College of Mt. St. Vincent in 1999. Resonating deeply with the philosophy and principles of naturopathic medicine, she graduated from the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003. Dr. Deyglio’s interests focus on relating integrative therapeutics to the prevention of chronic disease in America. Currently residing in New York, Dr. Deyglio is an avid bookworm and writer. She is actively re-creating her practice.