The Mind and How It Can
Mind/body approaches that can be used
A good website that discusses
this is at: http://www.ahealth.com/cqac.html
Imagery (e.g., visualizing your white blood cells gobbling up the
cells) can be quite helpful.
Centers that offer mind/body approaches:
There are many centers that
can help you with mind/body approaches. These include:
Some clinics offer imagery and mind/body
techniques for pain control as well.
The Bresler Center in Los Angeles uses
guided imagery and pain control. 310-446-1717.
The Simonton Cancer Center offers
a 5-day educational and psychotherapeutic session for cancer
patients and their support person, during which these concepts are
explored in a safe, supportive atmosphere conducive to learning and
a positive change. The program focuses on the influence of beliefs
and belief systems. Participants learn techniques for enriching
their lives in order to promote their health; lifestyle counseling;
and relaxation , visualization, and mental imagery (creative
thinking) exercises. Call (800)459-3424 or (310)457-3811 Fax: (310)
457-0421 or go to their website at http://www.simontoncenter.com/
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs are offered in Santa Barbara, Germany, Switzerland, and
Lanny Orlin, MA, MFCC in Encino, CA
focuses on the distinction between "healing" and
"curing". He is a cancer survivor himself. 818-907-1528 or
promotes quality of life, making healthy choices and helping clients
become aware of the miracle of each day.
The Center for Healing and Expression
in San Francisco offers a variety of classes, including yoga. (415) 775-6145. http://www.thecenter-sf.org/home.html.
Books, audios, and videos that offer
- Buddy Targets Cancer: the first in a series of
self-help motivational audiocassette tapes using relaxation/visualization
cancer patients combining the personal experience of psychologist Dr.
Burke and the talents of her Siamese cat Buddy.
- Relaxation and mental imagery for cancer
Ways to eliminate stress, fear, and
Depression, fear and stress have been
scientifically proven to weaken the immune system. These unhealthy
feelings can be eliminated quickly. Franklin Freeman offers guaranteed
results. Go to www.amazingtechnique.com
for more information. He has worked with several people with cancer.