- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: ROOTS & WINGS (October 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1928663052
- ISBN-13: 978-1928663058
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #662,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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AFTER SHOCK: From Cancer Diagnosis to Healing - A step-by-step guide to help you navigate your way
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Those of us who have been told that we have cancer experience a shock unlike any other. Each of us goes through it by ourselves no matter how much support there is around us. And, yet, there are common experiences that all of us have and, until now, there have been few means of support. Puja's book gives that support.
From the time that a person is diagnosed to the time that they make decisions as to treatment to spiritual support Aftershock is a miraculous self-help book for those of us with cancer and their loved ones. Puja provides a step by step support.
There are few times when a person feels more vulnerable than when they have been told that they have cancer. At that time, even the most critical and well-read of us will revert to helplessness and throw all of our trust in the particular physician that we happen to see. Puja shows us the need to visit a physician or oncologist with a friend or relative--never to do it alone. I wish I had that insight when I had my experience with cancer.
Most of us have little access to alternative forms of treatment. Without grinding an axe Puja gives us all kinds of places to go to see for ourselves. She provides some methods in the book. I wish I had that guide when I had my experience with cancer.
Puja shows us how to ask the right questions when visiting a health care practitioner. She shows us how to get the most out of health related appointments. She shows us how to organize paperwork, medical reports and even financial records related to the illness. I wish that I had that guide when I had my experience with cancer.
It may sound perverse but people who are diagnosed with cancer are luckier now with Puja Thompson's book. It deserves to be in every hospital, every cancer patient's home. It is a milestone.
Joseph Jastrab, author of "Sacred Manhood, Sacred Earth"
What makes this book so incredibly unique is that it is not only a wealth of vital information, which would be valuable on its own. Puja Thomson looks beyond the medical into the personal chasm created when a diagnosis of cancer occurs. Sometimes the hole in our wellbeing is pre-existing, and so cancer healing needs to happen at the soul level as well as the cellular level. Readers experienced in holistic living practices will find as much to anchor them in this process as those who are only just learning about the mind-body connection to health and wellness. Thomson empowers readers to create their own wellness program by incorporating relaxation and meditation techniques, creating a meaningful atmosphere, finding certain imagery to stimulate healing and powerful moods, and, perhaps most importantly, by cultivating a deep soul connection to health, mindfulness, and spirituality.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unfortunately, if you have cancer, you need it. But who can concentrate at a time like this? An important resource.Published on June 13, 2013 by Diane from Woodstock
If you are diagnosed with cancer or for that matter any serious illness, therapist Puja Thomson's easy-to-read practical book After Shock: From Cancer Diagnosis to Healing will... Read morePublished on June 23, 2009 by Laura R. Rodsen
This is a unique and important book--for those diagnosed with cancer, those who are close to someone diagnosed with cancer, or even anyone who would like to learn to become more... Read morePublished on May 9, 2009 by Cynthia H.
"Aftershock" is an excellent step-by-step guide that provides cancer patients and their families with essential tips and information to help them through their difficult journeys. Read morePublished on January 28, 2009 by Amber Leigh
This book is definitely a great one to read for someone who has battled or who is currently battling cancer. Read morePublished on January 21, 2009 by Aileen E. Keaveney
AFTER SHOCK; From Cancer Diagnosis to Healing by Puja Thomson is a beautiful blend of practical steps and rare spiritual clarity. Each section offers both comfort and sage advice. Read morePublished on December 22, 2008 by Richard I. Ries
I have completed reading this easy to follow instructional manual and I think it is great. It is more than just a book. Read morePublished on February 17, 2008 by Jeffrey A. Falk
"Puja's book was a great help to a friend of mine who was diagnosed at age 21 with inoperable lung cancer. Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by Robert R. Skae
After Shock offers profound and important information, guidance, and support at a critical time filled with uncertainty and fear. Read morePublished on December 10, 2007 by An Avid Reader