Self-Hypnosis for Relaxation and Stress Relief
Self-hypnosis is a form of meditation that induces a deeper relaxation response than traditional meditation. Patients and family members can use self-hypnosis prior to surgery to relax the body and mind, to correct sleeplessness, or to relieve anxiety and stress at any time.
In our 30-minute audio program, Integrative Medicine Service Chief Barrie Cassileth explains these and other benefits of self-hypnosis for cancer-related stress and anxiety. Social worker Robert Schmehr also guides you through a self-hypnosis practice.
This program should be used when you can spend a full, uninterrupted 30 minutes listening. You should not listen during activities that require you to remain alert, such as while driving.
Download this program for free on iTunes®, or e-mail us at IntegMedTraining@mskcc.org to request a free CD.
Exercise Training for Treatment and Beyond
When performed properly, exercise can improve your quality of life during cancer treatment. Physical exertion increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood through the body and can boost energy, endurance, and circulation while minimizing stress and fatigue.
This 40-minute audio program, customized for people at varying levels of ability, is designed to help you feel physically and emotionally stronger before, during, and after cancer treatment.
Contact us at IntegMedTraining@mskcc.org to order a free DVD.