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The Healing Tree is a book that you will not be able to put down... I started reading and was completely swept up in the spellbinding story! The Healing Tree is completely captivating, soul-enriching and beautifully written. I was blown away with the creativity, the brilliance and the talent of Joe Tye. Out of ALL of the books that I have read in my lifetime (and believe me I’ve read thousands of books), this is one of THE best books I have ever read. I love it, love it, love it. If you are ready to be emotionally moved in a beautiful way get a copy of The Healing Tree now (or get two copies and give one to someone you deeply care about).”

Peggy McColl, author of Your Destiny Switch and 21 Distinctions of Wealth

“Anyone facing a serious illness, either personally or with a loved one, should read The Healing Tree. This heart-warming story shows how this can become a time for hope, faith, self-discovery, and ultimate transcendence. This is a book for anyone seeking to find meaning in a time of adversity.”

C. Everett Koop, M.D., Sc.D., author of Koop: Memoirs of America’s Family Doctor

“If you haven’t believed in miracles, you will after reading The Healing Tree. In fact, you may go out and create your own miracles.”

W Mitchell, author of It’s Not What Happens to You, It’s What You Do About It

“The Healing Tree is an inspiring, touching account that will bring comfort to anyone facing life’s most difficult decisions.”

Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words

“A delight to read. The Healing Tree takes you on an enlightening journey of self-discovery. This is a richly human book that will touch both your heart and mind.”

Roger Crawford, author of How High Can You Bounce?

“The Healing Tree is a powerful reaffirmation of our real mission in the caring professions, and a poignant reminder that healing is a miraculous process which encompasses much more than just a physical cure. This book moved me to tears, but it also lifted my spirits and made me proud to be part of the movement to bring a greater sense of holistic healing into the traditional healthcare delivery system.”

Patrick Charmel, Chief Executive Officer of Griffin Hospital and Planetree, Inc. and co-author: Putting Patients First

“The Healing Tree is an inspiring story guaranteed to warm the hearts and souls of those who read it. Carrie Anne’s path is indeed healing.”

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., author of Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart

“This is the most magnificent book. I couldn’t put it down, and immediately found someone else I could share it with.”

Jeanette Michalak, Director of Consultation Services, The Planetree Alliance

“If the measure of a great book is its ability to be read and re-read over time and to have the experience grow deeper each time, then The Healing Tree passes the test with flying colors.  With each new ‘passage’ in our lives, a re-reading of this book is in order, something that can be said of only a small number of books today.”

Mike Casey, Professor of English, Graceland University

The Healing Tree is an excellent book. It brought tears to my eyes several times when considering those who are injured, frightened, and scared about their futures. It tells about the perseverance and bravery patients have to overcome problems which appear to be insurmountable within their lives. The Healing Tree describes the miracle of those who work in our hospitals – the caregivers – who are often not given the recognition, or power, to unleash their great potentials. It tells us, too, why all managers and leaders must create environments within their organizations where people can grow, like the sycamore tree in the story, which eventually became the tallest tree in the Healing Garden. Finally, the story of Maggie the Mermaid was beautiful and described how, through poetry, she was able to bring happiness, and joy, to so many even though she too was facing extreme personal challenges.

Claude B. Halpin, The Halpin Group (Canada)

The Healing Tree in an inspirational book that lifts up all the important themes of pain, struggle, loss, hope, and renewal. Its life-affirming message of ‘Yes You Can’ is important for all of us, not just those in the healing professions.”

James A. Autry, author of Love and Profit and The Servant Leader

“We asked all of our managers and supervisors to read The Healing Tree. This included clinical and non-clinical, large and small departments. The group discussion that we have had revolving around the book was phenomenal and enlightening. I felt that the most significant benefit of the book is that it ‘spoke’ to everyone in a different way. We discussed our individual ‘eureka’ moments and found that there are lessons throughout the book and that each of us could quote a favorite passage, moment, or chapter that stood out. The overarching theme of real and complete patient care was not lost on anyone and we had great group discussion about the concepts of taking care of one another and the importance of always examining (and re-examining) the reasons that we chose healthcare as a career in the first place. The Healing Tree has served as a springboard for our hospital as we begin a new chapter in service to our community. We are building a new replacement hospital to open in 2007, and as we grow we are redoubling our commitment to be the caring, personal, friendly, hometown hospital that we have been for over 50 years. The Healing Tree has been good for Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital.”

Philip Feisal, Administrator Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital Greer, South Carolina

“As a Planetree Bronze  recognized hospital - we have found  The Healing Tree to be beneficial in giving it out to our nurses during nursing orientation. The Healing Tree speaks to care that is patient -centric, and emphasizes the  need for spiritual, emotional  as well as physical healing. It encourages dialogue , emphasizes healing in a new light and of course encourages all of us to believe in miracles.”

Marianne Foard, Director Patient Advocacy, Service Excellence and Professional Recruitment, Bayhealth Medical Center




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