Frederick Bailes (1889-1970) was born in New Zealand and educated to be a medical missionary. Just as he was completing his training he was diagnosed with diabetes,and this prevented him from carrying out his work. He came across the writing of Judge Thomas Troward and began to develop a philosophy for living which led to his complete recovery long before the discovery of insulin.
Later, as a student at a large London hospital, Dr. Bailes observed the mental factors which were involved in the recovery of patients and noticed that certain fundamental thought-patterns invariably produced physical reactions. By encouraging his patients to focus their thoughts on healing, Dr. Bailes soon found remarkable results. Frederick Bailes was among the most popular and important teachers of the Science of Mind.
Dr. Bailes served with Science of Mind founder Ernest Holmes as Assistant Dean of the Science of Mind Institute in Los Angeles. He was an accomplished metaphysical healer, having healed himself of a so-called incurable disease. He said “The Science of Mind philosophy is not a few psychological tricks; it is a life to be lived”.
Dr. Bailes gave weekly lectures to capacity audiences in Los Angeles and was well known for his twice-weekly radio broadcasts. He is also the author of Your Mind Can Heal You; Basic Principles of the Science of Mind; The Healing Power of Balanced Emotions; and Collected Essays of Frederick Bailes.