Getting Well Again: A Step-by-step, Self-help Guide to Overcoming Cancer for Patients and Their Families
Based on the Simontons' experience with hundreds of patients at their world-famous Cancer Counseling and Research Center, Getting Well Again introduces the scientific basis for the "will to live."
In this revolutionary book the Simontons profile the typical "cancer personality": how an individual's reactions to stress and other emotional factors can contribute to the onset and progress of cancer -- and how positive expectations, self-awareness, and self-care can contribute to survival. This book offers the same self-help techniques the Simonton's patients have used to successfully to reinforce usual medical treatment -- techniques for learning positive attitudes, relaxation, visualization, goal setting, managing pain, exercise, and building an emotional support system.
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ACCEPTING THE PATIENT'S FEELINGS— AND YOUR OWN If there is one
message we want to convey in this chapter, it is the necessity for accepting this
kaleidoscope of feelings. This will be a time charged with emotion for you and
Encourage the Expression of Feelings After hearing the cancer diagnosis,
patients may cry a great deal. They are mourning the possibility of their own
death and the loss of the feeling that they will live forever. They are mourning the
loss of ...
to die," or "You've just got to stop thinking like that," or "You've got to stop feeling
sorry for yourself." Remember that you do not have to do anything about the
patient's feelings except listen to them. You do not need to understand them or to
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Getting Well Again: The Bestselling Classic about the Simontons ...
O. Carl Simonton,James Creighton,Stephanie Matthews Simonton
Begränsad förhandsgranskning - 1992
Getting Well Again: A Step-by-step, Self-help Guide to Overcoming Cancer for ...
Oscar Carl Simonton,Stephanie Simonton,James Creighton
Fragmentarisk förhandsgranskning - 1978