Mind-body books to prepare for surgery

  • Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: A Guide of Mind-Body Techniques by P. Huddleston, Cambridge, MA: Angel River Press.
  • A Patient’s Guide to Surgery by Bradley EL III. Yonkers, N.Y., Consumer Reports Books

Guided imagery and relaxation audio tapes, compact discs

  • Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Guided Imagery Programfor Surgery and Procedures (requires a password, provided by your doctor or nurse)
  • Cleveland Clinic Relaxation Audio Tapes by the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Section of Health Psychology:
    • Tape 1: Progressive Muscle Relaxation/Autogenic Relaxation
    • Tape 2: General Relaxation with Music/Weight Reduction and Healthy Lifestyle
    • Tape 3: Relaxation Journey/Learning to Relax

To order, call 216.444.5816 or 800.223.2273, ext. 45816.

  • Guided Imagery, Inc. audiotapes designed by Diane Tusek, RN, BSN, to be used by anyone needing assistance with a stressful or difficult time. 440.944.9292, 2937 Lamplight Lane, Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094.
  • Health Journeys – a physician-endorsed, carefully researched group of guided imagery audiotapes and compact disks designed by Belleruth Naparstek, a psychotherapist & author, to complement traditional medical treatment for 31 different health and mental health conditions. The tapes help patients relax, feel stronger, and mobilize their inner resources for combating illnesses and staying well. Image Paths, Inc., 891 Moe Drive, Suite C, Akron, OH 44310. Phone: 800.800.8661.
  • New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 5674 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609. 800.748.6273 Offers audiotapes and books for visualization, relaxation and relaxing music.
  • Whole Person Associates, 210 West Michigan, Deluth, MN, 55802-1908. Offers a variety of audiotapes containing relaxing music, guided imagery and relaxation exercises.
  • Stress Management Home Training Course – A comprehensive program, including two audiotapes and a manual to guide you through a home stress management course. For more information or to order, call the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology 216.444.5816 or 800.223.2273 ext. 45816

Stress management & relaxation books

  • Don’t Sweat the Small stuff by Richard Carlson, PhD, Hyperion Press
  • The Relaxation Response by H. Benson, M. Klipper, Mass Market Paperback.
  • Thoughts & Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life by M. McKay, PhD, New Harbinger Publications.
  • The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by E. Bourne, PhD, New Harbinger Publications.
  • The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook, 4th Edition by M. Davis, PhD, et al., New Harbinger Publications.
  • Mind-Body Medicine: How to Use your Mind for Better Health, edited by D. Goleman and J. Gurin, Yonkers, NY: Consumer Reports Books.
  • Meditations to Promote Successful Surgery by Belleruth Naparstek. Health Journeys
  • Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: A Guide of Mind-Body Techniques by P. Huddleston, Cambridge, MA: Angel River Press.

Individual and group counseling

Stores on Campus to purchase relaxation, healing and guided imagery books, audio, and other materials

Websites

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