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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This exclusion of beliefs and feelings from medical practice is unwarranted and,
in a way, surprising, because it fails to take into account the significance of what
many physicians regard as one of their most powerful drugs, the placebo.
Since they believe the placebo is helpful, because the physician has created
positive expectations about the results, the treatment does, in fact, help. A striking
illustration of the placebo effect occurred in a research study conducted with two
In addition, when those patients who received sugar pills but reported no relief
were given placebo injections of sterile water, 64 percent reported relief or
improvement. (Apparently, injections inspired greater positive expectancy than
did pills, ...
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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