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Mind-Body Therapies


“Over the past 40 years, the effectiveness of guided imagery has been increasingly established by research findings that demonstrate its positive impact on health, creativity and performance. We now know that in many instances even 10 minutes of imagery can reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood, and heighten short- term immune cell activity. It can reduce blood loss during surgery and morphine use after it. It lessens headaches and pain…. and reduces anxiety; and it has been shown, again and again, to reduce the aversive effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, especially nausea, depression, soreness and fatigue…. Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the Health Journeys guided imagery audio series… nearly 2000 hospitals and recovery centers distribute her guided imagery recordings, in many instances free of charge to recipients.”


HeartMath® Institute
(800) 711-6221

“HeartMath® provides tools that connect us with the heart of “who we truly are” for living healthier, fulfilling lives and building a brighter future. Since 1991, the HeartMath Institute has researched and developed reliable, scientifically based tools to help people bridge the connection between their hearts and minds, and deepen their connection with the hearts of others. Use our in-depth Stress & Well-Being Survey to monitor your mental, emotional and physical well-being.” (This program is offered in “Cancer Treatment Centers of America” locations across the U.S.)


Simonton Cancer Center

PO Box 6607, Malibu, CA 90264  

(800) 459-3424

“For over 48 years, the Simonton Cancer Center has been a leader in the scientifically proven mind-body approach for treating cancer patients. The Center's integrated program was the first of its kind in the world, and was pioneered by the physician most often considered "father of mind-body medicine for cancer patients," Dr. O. Carl Simonton, MD. The Simonton method focuses on interactions between the mind and the body—how beliefs, attitudes, lifestyle choices, spiritual and psychological perspectives can dramatically affect our health, the course of our disease, and our overall well-being. At the heart of the Center’s mission is the Getting Well Again Program, a five-day retreat based on Dr. Simonton's successful model for emotional intervention, patient education, and support.”

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