Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church will host a talk by Dr. Bernie Siegel on "Reflections on the Art of Living and Healing" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at the church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road.

Dr. Bernard "Bernie" Siegel's career spans the worlds of conventional medicine, patient empowerment -- the choice to live fully and die in peace -- and spiritual healing, according to a church news release. In May of 2011, Dr. Siegel was honored by the Watkins Review of London as one of the "Top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet."

Dr. Siegel's career encompasses training as a surgeon at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran's Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and assistant clinical professor of general and pediatric surgery at Yale University.

In 1978, he launched ECaP. Standing for Exceptional Cancer Patients, ECaP is a therapeutic approach that helps patients interpret their drawings, dreams and images to express their feelings about the healing process, the release states. Dr. Siegel believes that the physical, spiritual and psychological benefits that emerge strengthen the immune system, a direct response to the power of the mind-body connection.

Tickets cost $10 at the door. For information, call 203-374-6528 or visit www.fairfieldgrace.org.