Most of us are quite anxious about the prospect of surgery since the mere thought of such invasive procedures can invoke feelings of vulnerability.
Peggy Huddleston, a psychotherapist and graduate of Harvard Divinity School, has created an effective, user friendly method of mind-body techniques that reduce pre-op anxiety, improve post-op healing, reduce pain, and empower users to have more control over their emotions, attitudes, and outcomes. Other benefits of the program include an improved post-op appetite with reduced nausea, improved over- all patient satisfaction, and reduced length of hospital stay.
The simple but powerful techniques involve visualization and relaxation exercises done twice daily for several days before surgery. The program – Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™ – combines techniques of meditation and guided imagery to relax and center the person. In addition, this one-hour workshop (individual or group) is available which further prepares the person, guiding them through the creation of their personal, positive “end results.” Focusing on positive results rather than on pathology allows the mind-body to shift from an immune suppressing stress response to an immune strengthening relaxation response.
The workshop is also an opportunity for you to ask questions, express your concerns, and experience the deep relaxation necessary for preop stress reduction and postop healing. The workshop is one hour in length and can be done in person or over the phone. You are welcome to have your spouse or other significant person attend with you.
Peggy’s method has been researched and endorsed by major hospitals including BI Deaconess Medical Center, The Lahey Clinic, NE Baptist Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. It has been endorsed by leaders in the holistic/integrative field including Carolyn Myss, PhD, Andrew Weil, MD, Dr. Oz, Christiane Northrop, MD and many others.
I have personally used the techniques recommended in Peggy’s book, CD and workshop during a recent surgical procedure and can attest to the deep relaxation experienced pre-operatively and the speedy recovery post-operatively. This experience allows me to better assist you through the workshop.
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