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Imagery Calms, Energizes & Inspires Cancer Survivor

28 Jun

A little more than a year ago, I was wheeled into surgery for what we all thought was a routine removal of a benign lump on my thyroid. But when I came out of that surgery, it was without a thyroid and with the designation "cancer survivor".
 
That "benign" lump was actually a malignant tumor, stage two. The shock of that, not to mention the severe hypothyroidism I had to endure during treatment in the weeks following the surgery, were miserable. I'd never been so tired or in so much pain in my life.

A friend recommended I try guided imagery - the vivid imageries, visualizations and guided meditations helped enormously. For periods after listening to the programs, I had enough energy to function and was even able to keep a positive outlook (for the most part) throughout the process.

I am grateful and plan on ordering some relaxation imagery programs to deal with the excess stress in my life.
 
God bless.

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award