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Authors: Peggy Huddleston, Christiane Northrup
ISBN-13: 9780964575745, ISBN-10: 0964575744
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Angel River Press
Date Published: January 1999
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Peggy Huddleston

Peggy Huddleston, M.T.S., has taught workshops in self-healing to thousands of people in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Paris, and Amsterdam. She has a psychotherapy practice in Cambridge, MA. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, her studies focused on the ways positive emotions and the human spirit enhance healing.

Book Synopsis

Using five mind-body techniques, you'll learn to feel calmer before surgery, use 23-50% less pain medication and heal faster. Using visualization, the book shows how to turn worries about surgery into healing imagery. You'll also discover how to ask your family and friends to wrap you in a blanket of love during the half hour before surgery. Ideally, you will read the book and use the Relaxation/Healing tape one or two weeks before your operation. But if you have only one day before surgery, you can still benefit from using this easy to read book and calming audio tape. The Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster program is offered by leading hospitals across the US including NYU Medical Center in New York and several Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in California.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.Dix
Your Role in the Healing Process1
Practical Information about Surgery13
Five Healing Steps:
Step 1: Relax to Feel Peaceful31
Step 2: Visualize Your Healing63
Step 3: Organize a Support Group109
Step 4: Use Healing Statements135
History of Research138
Healing Statements177, 257
Step 5: Meet Your Anesthesiologist179
Epilogue: One More Way to Enhance Healing197
Appendix A: Vitamins that Speed Healing221
Appendix B: Preparing Children for Surgery225
Appendix C: How to Lessen the Side Effects of Chemotherapy
and Radiation227
Healing Statements257
Training and Certification in Preparefor Surgery, Heal
Faster Workshops262