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Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to Help You Cope with Treatment and Reclaim Your Life
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 ...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published February 3rd 2011 by New Harbinger Publications
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A book I borrowed from the new resource library at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. Merely reading it has quieted some of my fears as I await the results from yet another test. This book describes quite a few types of meditation, which are forms of what the authors call small-m mindfulness. I already have a regular meditation practice derived from Eknath Easwaran's Passage Meditation, and am very happy with it. (I do plan to give the Loving-Kindness Meditation described on pp. 131-33 a t ...more
Bought this book for my mindfulness meditation for cancer patients class, mainly to get the author's ideas on presenting mindfulness to cancer survivors. It's a good, generic, MBSR approach to mindfulness meditation focusing on the particular challenges faced by those going through cancer treatment and recovery.
This is a book to accompany cancer treatment. It's a book about dealing with the inevitable stress of coping with cancer and what happens after diagnosis and how you can help yourself deal with all the issues and problems. Not for someone who doesn't do meditation, but unlike some other books of this sort there is no question here that you wouldn't follow an oncologists advice, the chemotherapy or surgery or radiotherapy is assumed and it moves on from there with dealing with the empty spaces ar ...more