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Preparing for Surgery: Guided Imagery Exercises for Relaxation and Accelerated Healing Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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Have been listening to this every night since I got it a week ago. Rossman's imagery is neutral & "nondenominational," which works for me. Rossman offers 3 separate sections for pre-surgery, day of, & healing after. I begin at presurgery when I go to bed at night & continue to listen to all 3 parts. Sometimes I wake up at points when Rossman suggests it, but not always.
Listening to "Preparing for Surgery" has made a difference already in how anxious I feel about the upcoming major surgery, which is extremely invasive & not optional. I expect it to be harder than the last time, when I was 20 years younger & quite fit. I was pretty scared about how hard it would be this time. Rossman helps.
I also tried Belleruth Naparstek's "Meditations to Promote Successful Surgery," which does not work for me. Naparstek's imagery on CD 1 is not compatible with my Buddhist beliefs. (Angels & "guardians"? Really?) Naparstek's CD 2 is music I do not care for.
If you're not an "angels" person, go with Rossman. You can make your own music playlist for during the surgery. I'm going to.
I got this CD thee weeks before my surgery and played it almost every day.
I had a much more positive attitude and greatly reduced anxiety. The operation went well, and I only needed two pain pills afterwards. I can't say enough good things about this CD!
The voice was very calming and the exercise was very easy to follow. It had me so relaxed I didn't need as much pain medication before or after.
I very much recomend these relaxation exercises to anyone who is contemplaing surgery.
Here are some of the statements in Track 3, preparing for a successful surgery. Track 4 for your day of surgery is very similar.
Let yourself begin to relax in your own way. Let your breathing get a little deeper and fuller but still comfortable and with every breath in notice that you bring in fresh air, fresh oxygen, fresh energy that fuels your body. And with every breath out imagine that you can release a little bit of tension, a bit of discomfort, or a bit of worry.... And notice the intelligence that’s there in your feet and notice what happens when you silently invite your feet to relax.. Invite the intelligence of the low back, pelvis, hip, and genital area to release and relax... And to go deeper imagine that you go inside to a very special place, a very beautiful place where you feel comfortable and relaxed yet very aware.... What time of day does it seem to be there?... Allow yourself to become aware of anything here that feels especially healing to you. It may lead to beauty.... And simply relax and know that while you relax in this place your body's natural healing systems can operate at their highest efficiency without distraction and without needing to be told what to do. The same build-in abilities to heal wounds, to repair injuries, to eliminate infections, and to destroy cancer cells that have been with you all your life can now function at full capacity without any diversion of your precious energy... Imagine the procedure going beautifully and that you recover rapidly and completely....Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As relative today as when I bought it 8 years ago. I STILL send it to friends & family facing surgery. Read morePublished 2 days ago by C. L. Slee
This is amazing. I can't say enough about how much this helped me to overcome my fears with a surgery that had been planned months in advance. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brianne Prince
Used in advance of surgery......and was extremely useful. Bounced thru despite the doc saying I'd probably spend time on a ventilator in ICU. Never happened. Read morePublished 9 months ago by itsjoan
I used this for a few weeks before my spinal fusion surgery. The guided meditations were helpful in the weeks leading up to and after my surgery. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Matthew Potter
I purchased this because I was having a scheduled c section. I thought I would have a panic attack in the hospital, so I started looking for something to alleviate my surgery... Read morePublished 13 months ago by ***1234***
This is a great CD. I'm going to use for upcoming hip surgery. I've never had surgery and I'm pretty nervous, and I've already listened to one chapter of this. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Opera Fan13
Great preparation for my breast cancer surgery. Nice guided imagery for going to your "happy place" without any Jesus or God crap.Published 16 months ago by Mary B Reinhardt
I used this beginning about a week before my surgery and I really feel that my attitude about undergoing it improved. I also used it afterwards and it was helpful.Published 19 months ago by Marie L. Johnson