Master weavers historically characterize the weaving of a tapestry as a calling, a transformation, a healing, or sacred work. Tapestries are created by the collective efforts of many and are configured by the weavers’ consciousness and spirit. This article will describe a holistic framework used to weave a body-mind-spirit tapestry for guiding holistic clinical practice and research. Various research studies are examined that document the impact of holistic interventions on patient outcomes. Implications for clinical practice are explored.

Cathie Guzzetta’s study will be published in its entirety in the July 2004 issue of the Journal.

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