MINDFULNESS-BASED CANCER RECOVERY Michael P. Speca
If you, a loved one, or a patient have received a cancer diagnosis, you'll know that the hundreds of questions and concerns about what's to come can be as stressful as the cancer treatment itself. Now you can learn that if you mentally prepare yourself to handle cancer treatment by getting stress and anxiety under control, you can improve your quality of life and become an active participant in your own recovery. Created by leading psychologists specializing in oncology, the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery programme is based on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a therapeutic combination of present moment awareness, mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga. It is so effective that it is now offered to cancer survivors and their loved ones in hundreds of medical centres, hospitals and clinics worldwide. Let this clear, well-presented guide help you to let go of fear and focus on getting well by boosting your immune function, calming feelings of fear, mindfully managing difficult symptoms and side effects, and discovering your own capacity for healing and thriving after adversity. Ideal for patients, therapists and counsellors, this book could be the key to a much improved journey with cancer.
208pp, 152mm x 229mm, softback, 2011