When Janis Silverman could find no meditations specific to her experience of breast cancer, she wrote her way to positive mental health, lower stress and less pain. Janis wrote more than one hundred guided imagery meditations, prayers and poems during her treatments. Meditations in Recover helps a patient restore mind and body, to plan her future, to allow herself time to rest and heal physically and emotionally.
Meditations in Restore offers comfort, relaxation, strength, visions of a healthy and fulfilling tomorrow. Several imagery stories guide a patient to reduce pain and stress of therapy while envisioning the body healing with each treatment. Other imagery meditations encourage planning hopes and dreams. Imagery meditations guide a breast cancer patient to sort out feelings, question fears and negative thoughts, calm anxiety. Each guided imagery meditation lets the patient know that she is not alone.
Guided imagery meditations in Reflect: Cultivating Your Garden after Surgery focus on developing inner strength, courage, compassion, hope, laughter, and a support system. Other meditations consider ways to enjoy this moment, the beauty and tranquility of nature and treating oneself with kindness. Using visualization, deep, rhythmic breathing, drawing and writing, a patient can find inner strength, peace and nurture herself before her treatment begins.
Imagery meditations soothe and comfort. Guided imagery encourages a woman to listen to her heart, to overcome fears, to relax and reduce stress. Each guided imagery meditation, poem or nondenominational prayer lets the patient know that she is not alone. Each imagery story guides a woman or a man with breast cancer to sort out his/her feelings, question fears and negative thoughts, calm anxiety, and restore some normalcy to daily life.