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Honoring Daniel Benor, MD – Intuitive Medicine Pioneer


I was introduced to the work of Dr. Daniel Benor, a pioneering voice in biofield research, while writing my book, Essentials of Medical Intuition: A Visionary Path to Wellness. Dr. Benor’s study reviews of medical intuitive assessments, as well as his own research on medical intuition, were a treasure trove of information. His publications inspired me to learn more and provided a rare glimpse into the thoughts of a trailblazing physician who was not afraid to investigate and deconstruct the fascinating spiritual riddles at the root of illness, healing, and wellbeing.

Daniel Benor, MD, was a holistic psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and author. His dissatisfaction with the conventional medicine approach to mental health care led him to investigate alternative methods such as meditation, guided imagery, and other cutting-edge therapies. Dr. Benor developed his own therapeutic process known as WHEE: the Wholistic Hybrid of EMDR and EFT. His work continues today with TWR, Transformative Wholistic Reintegration.

Dr. Benor also founded the Doctor-Healer Network, based in England. This innovative organization was established to promote the acceptance and use of energy-based therapies in mainstream medicine. The organization continues to foster the collaboration of energy healers and medical practitioners working together in healthcare and in research, as well as providing a forum for open discussion to advance the integration of biofield practices.

His many articles and books on the science of biofield practices served to define the field, including Healing Research Volumes I-III; Spiritual Healing: Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution; Wholistic Healing for the Highly Sensitive Person; and Consciousness, Bioenergy and Healing.

Dr. Benor served on the boards of seminal organizations in holistic medicine, including the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, the Council for Healing, and the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM). He was the founder and editor of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Healing and Caring.

Daniel Benor died peacefully in July 2022, at age 81. In September 2023, his death was formally announced by family and colleagues. I had an opportunity to meet him later in his life and was grateful to be able to thank him for his inspirational work.

The following is excerpted from an article he wrote for Bridges Journal (ISSSEEM) in 2013. Dr. Benor’s words ring true ten years later, and his legacy will inspire generations to come.

“I’ve come to understand that people are not just bodies that develop symptoms and illnesses. Nor are we just biocomputers with minds that are the products of our brains. We are thinking, feeling, intuiting, spiritual beings who interact on many more levels than the physical in our journeys through birth, life, and existence between excursions into physical form. My wholistic perspective includes body, emotions, mind, spirit, and relationships with other people as well as with the environment. We must address all of these levels if we are to truly comprehend what it means to be human.”

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Colter, Wendie, 2022, Essentials of Medical Intuition: A Visionary Path to Wellness, Watkins Publishing, 2022.

Benor, Daniel J. 1992, Intuitive Diagnosis. Subtle Energies, 3(2), 41–64, Journal of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM). Retrieved September 23, 2023 Retrieved September 23, 2023

Benor, Daniel J., Healing Research: Volume I, Spiritual Healing: Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution, Bellmawr, NJ: Wholistic Healing Publications, 2007 (Orig. 2001); Benor, Daniel J., Healing Research, Volume II: Can I Heal What Hurts? Wholistic Healing and Bioenergies, Bellmawr, NJ: Wholistic Healing Publications, 2005; Benor, Daniel J., Healing Research, Volume III: Personal Spirituality: Science, Spirit, and the Eternal Soul, Bellmawr, NJ: Wholistic Healing Publications (2006); Benor, Daniel J., Healing Research, Volume II: (Professional Edition) Consciousness, Bioenergy and Healing, Bellmawr, NJ: Wholistic Healing Publications, 2004. Retrieved September 23, 2023

Wendie Colter, MCWC, CMIP is the founder/CEO of The Practical Path, Inc. and author of the award-winning book, Essentials of Medical Intuition: A Visionary Path to Wellness.

For information on The Practical Path® Medical Intuitive Training™ and the Medical Intuition for Healing & Self-Care Workshop™, please visit The Practical Path or call 877-433-6611.

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