Health Journeys: A Meditation To Help You With Chemotherapy
Imagery designed to help listeners see their chemotherapy in a positive light; to help reduce aversive side effects, such as fatigue and nausea; to help the body's immune cells fight cancer; to encourage relaxation and a sense of hope, safety, support and peace. With affirmations. (Running time: 41 minutes)
Reviews of: Health Journeys: A Meditation To Help You With Chemotherapy
This is an amazing visualization guide and I am convinced it is one of the reasons I was able to tolerate chemotherapy so well. I had breast cancer with surgery, chemo, radiation and a trial drug treatment but the most rigorous part was the chemotherapy. I had three very powerful drugs which have all kinds of side effects over a six month period. This tape, and following my docs advice on nausea meds, got me through. The most important message of this CD is that chemotherapy is not a poison;instead, it is a magical liquid that will heal you. Even if you don't buy the magical part, it is so important that you not think of the worst of chemo drugs as poison. I have phobias against even household chemicals, yet I could embrace the chemotherapy with the help of this CD. Naparstek's voice is so soothing, too. The first part of the CD is a guided imagery to help you accept the chemo(never called that, however) into your body and watch it chase down any abnormal cell which might be cancer. She uses very creative approaches, like washing the cells out with a wave, or burning them with the sun. The second part is an equally effective set of affirmations. I like this CD so much that I still listen to it because it is so relaxing and life-giving, even though I am (YEA!) a five year survivor of an aggressive breast cancer. This is definitely worth a look.