Dorothy is a person living with chronic illness, a person who lives between the worlds of wellness (Kansas) and illness (Oz). The Wicked Witch of the West is Dorothy's illness personified. Glinda represents Dorothy's spiritual orienting system. Dorothy's family, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion have much to teach us about spiritual struggles and spiritual coping. The Wizard and his alter ego, Professor Marvel, illustrate healing relationships. Each chapter includes guidelines and exercises to help the reader facilitate healing for themself or with other people who live with long-term health conditions.

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