Cancer As a Turning Point

A Handbook for People with Cancer, Their Families, and Health Professionals

Cancer As a Turning Point

Psychotherapist Lawrence LeShan has worked with cancer patients for more than thirty-five years and his research has led people with cancer to find new, effective ways to fight for their lives. He has put his findings--full of meaning and purpose--into this revised edition that shows how psychological change, along with medical treatment, mobilizes a compromised immune system for healing. Included is a life-transforming workbook of hands-on exercises designed to help readers evaluate their inner selves and teach them how to get the most out of their immune systems by leading fuller, richer lives.

Close to the Bone

Life-Threatening Illness As a Soul Journey

Close to the Bone

This is a book for any person who is living with a life-threatening illness and for anyone who is caring for and/or loves a person who is ill. Bolen affirms that the price of going into the scary places, of feeling like a piece of green meat on a hook, is high, but worth it. We have no choice. We will all face health crises--our own and others. We can try to bury our heads in the sand. Or we can travel to the underworld. We can probe. We can listen. We can connect to what we know in our bones. In the ten years since the original publication of Close to the Bone, Jean Bolen has continued to explore the impact and the possibilities for finding purpose that confronting a serious illness and possible death present us. This expanded edition includes a new section about forming circles in the time of crises, plus more stories that support the process of hope and the desire to live and change as well as a very personal passage in which Dr. Bolen tells the story of the death of her son. This book is meant to help and heal, to make people less afraid, and to encourage them to trust the wisdom they have inside--what they know in their bones. * 10th Anniversary revised edition, with a guide for those who want to form support circles.

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Fighting Cancer From Within

How to Use the Power of Your Mind For Healing

Fighting Cancer From Within

A breakthrough guide for cancer patients on using the mind to treat the body, from a pioneer in complementary medicine Recent research has shown that the mind can make a tremendous difference in not only the daily experience of living with cancer but also in the potential for overcoming it. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Martin L. Rossman-hailed as "one of the greatest healers of our generation" by Rachel Naomi Remen-shows cancer patients how to use imagery in specific ways that can help them in their fight against cancer. Imagery is a natural, efficient way of storing and processing information, and one that has powerful effects on both emotional states and physiology. And while imagery is not a substitute for medical, surgical, or other physical approaches to cancer therapy, scientific studies have proven that it complements and enhances those treatments in many important ways. In this first book of its kind, Rossman provides specific ways to use imaging in fighting cancer. Praise for Guided Imagery for Self-Healing: "This superb collection of imagery techniques is a landmark contribution to the emerging field of behavioral medicine." -Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

Staying Alive

Life-Changing Strategies for Surviving Cancer

Staying Alive

Heal Your Body, Embrace Your Life. Few things are more frightening, confusing, or devastating than a diagnosis of cancer. If you or someone you love has cancer (or is at risk for it), you want reliable information, reasons for hope, and a plan of attack you can trust. Staying Alive provides this and more. A six-year cancer survivor, psychologist, and cancer coach, Dr. Brenda Hunter presents the program that has contributed significantly to her survival, as well as interviews with cancer experts and long-term survivors. Inside you’ll find: • life-changing strategies for beating cancer • an integrated, holistic approach to cancer care and survival that involves body, mind, and spirit • success stories and survival strategies from long-term cancer survivors • a proactive nutritional program designed to empower you and increase wellness • interviews with national cancer experts The good news? The human body has an amazing capacity to heal itself when life-changing strategies are applied. Dr. Brenda Hunter suggests that many of us can work to reverse–or prevent–cancer’s destructive course. Learn how you may be unnecessarily putting yourself at increased risk, and discover the steps you can take today to begin to restore or protect your health. A Cancer-Conquering Plan for Your Body, Mind, Emotions, and Spirit

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention

Foundations and Evidence-Based Interventions

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention

Provide whole care to your cancer patients with: Up-to-date information on the uses of diet, nutrition, and herbs Elucidations of the use of mind-body therapies such as Guided Imagery, Expressive Therapies, and spirituality Legal and medical guidance for incorporating Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Ayurvedic Medicine in cancer care According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2004), up to 80% of cancer patients undergoing treatment by oncologists and radiation therapists also supplement their treatments with complementary and integrative medicines (CIM). Dr. Marc S. Micozzi has designed this text to provide a comprehensive resource for students and practitioners on the evidence for and applications of complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies. This is the first integrative oncology text for health professionals, and as such, it is essential reading for the incorporation of evidence-based practice into the care of patients with cancer and toward the prevention of cancer in the general population.

My Cancer Is Me

The Journey from Illness to Wholeness

My Cancer Is Me

The inspiring story of one man’s relationship with his cancer and how it healed him . . . ‘You have cancer.’ These simple words come as a terrible shock. Life, as you know it, changes in an instant and nothing is the same again. Panic and fear overwhelm you as you desperately pin your hopes on doctors and on medical treatment. But this is only part of the story. While your doctors work towards healing your body, you must heal your inner self, just as Vijay Bhat did to beat his cancer. When he focused on himself, Vijay realized that his cancer originated within and only then manifested as a ‘tumour’ in his body. The authors believe that healing requires a ‘person-centric’ approach, where the focus is the whole person and all the aspects of his inner and outer life, rather than an ‘organ-centric’ one, where the focus is merely the disease or affected organ. According to them, cancer is the result of your physical lifestyle along with your mental, emotional and spiritual processes and the ‘stressors’ associated with these processes. For instance, negative thoughts and attitudes are mental stressors while negative emotions such as anger and guilt are emotional stressors. Healing these aspects of yourself is essential for physical healing. The authors guide you through your process of self-discovery, showing you how to find your stressors and teaching you how to recover from them. The book also gives useful information on the biological aspects of cancer and its causes; dietary and nutritional needs of cancer patients; how to maintain optimum immunity; how to confront loss and death; and the role of the caregiver. My Cancer Is Me is a thought-provoking and sensitive guide for anyone who has cancer or is supporting a loved one with cancer.

Surviving Cancer

One Woman's Story and Her Inspiring Program for Anyone Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

Surviving Cancer

When cancer specialists at Boston’s internationally renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute diagnosed Margie Levine with a deadly asbestos-related lung cancer, they predicted that she had only six months to live. Refusing to give up hope, she chose an approach that combined state-of-the-art medicine with her own holistic program. Eleven years later, her mind/body regimen has evolved into a prescription for survival, and she has dedicated her life to sharing it with others. Surviving Cancer offers a practical, integrated way of self-healing, with advice on: •Creating the best possible team of physicians and loved ones • Maximizing nutrition, using veggie overdosing • Ridding your cells of harbored anger with a six-point forgiveness program • Using music to boost your immune system and fight pain • Using visualization to make your own affirmation tape • Building up endorphins by seeking joy • Using creative meditation techniques Covering these topics and dozens more, Surviving Cancer is not only one woman’s lifesaving testimony, it’s a plan for finding rejuvenation in every new day.

Use the Cosmic 2x4 to Hit a Home Run

5 Spiritual Steps to Overcome Adversity

Use the Cosmic 2x4 to Hit a Home Run

The wisdom gained by Judy Morley in her encounter with a life-threatening condition is valuable regardless of whether or not you're facing a crisis. "Filled with stories, exercises, and practical advice, this book is an effective handbook to living beyond limits. Do yourself a favor—read this book, do the five steps, and live the life of your dreams at last!" —Joel Fotinos, vice-president at Penguin Random House, and author of Multiply Your Blessings

Naked in the Nursing Home

Naked in the Nursing Home

This is the no-nonsense guide that will give you everything you need to know about how to pay for long-term care for yourself, Mom or Dad without going broke. Naked in the Nursing Home adroitly weaves together both humor and hard-hitting facts to equip you and your elderly parents for the future. This book is authored by a financial advisor who specializes in working with the elderly and their familes, with new information from two of the leading elder law attorneys in the country. This book takes a look at the following critical information:- Defining long-term care in layman's terms- Common myths surrounding long-term care costs and options- How to identify and prevent a family financial crises- Understanding Medicaid and how to use it to your benefit- Alternatives in long-term care insurance and tax benefits- Special benefits for U.S. veterans