Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (eBook)
In Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, two leading researchers on mindfulness programs for cancer patients present an eight-week program for coping with the symptoms of chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments by reducing stress and anxiety through meditation, mindfulness, and gentle yoga. The program is based in mindfulness-based cancer recovery (MBCR), a modified program of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
A Mind-Body Approach to Healing
If you have received a cancer diagnosis, you know that the hundreds of questions and concerns you have about what’s to come can be as stressful as the cancer treatment itself. But research shows 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 program is based on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a therapeutic combination of mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga now offered to cancer survivors and their loved ones in hundreds of medical centers, hospitals, and clinics worldwide. Let this book be your guide as you let go of fear and focus on getting well.
With this eight-week program, you’ll learn to:
Use proven MBSR skills during your treatment and recovery
Boost your immune function through meditation and healing yoga
Calm feelings of fear, uncertainty, and lack of control
Mindfully manage difficult symptoms and side effects
Discover your own capacity for healing and thriving after adversity