Many people view healing as a purely physical experience, one which is achieved through the use of pills and potions. But for thousands of years our ancestors relied on spiritual healing in times of illness, sorrow or distress. This type of healing is about dealing with the whole person and acknowledging the connection between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the self. Spiritual healing can be very effective on a basic level and can be taught relatively easily. In The Complete Book of Healing author Tara Ward presents a range of techniques and tools for healing yourself and others, including children and animals.