At-Home Tools

At-Home Tools

Audiovisual Programs

Wilson Technique Workout for Breast Cancer Survivors

Short intervals of physical activity integrated into your weekly routine can play an important role in recovering from surgery and breast cancer treatments. This at-home workout DVD, led by Integrative Medicine Center Personal Trainer and Clinical Nurse Specialist Donna Wilson, is designed for breast cancer patients and survivors looking for an exercise program tailored to their specific needs, including maintaining normal range of motion in the arms and decreasing chest tightness.

The 90-minute DVD is split into two segments. In the group exercise segment, Donna is accompanied by a team of breast cancer survivors in demonstrating workout routines focused on rebuilding strength, reducing fatigue, and regaining flexibility. In the personal training segment, viewers work out “one-on-one” with Donna through five distinct workouts.

Visit one of the following locations to purchase this DVD, or call the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center at 646-888-0800.

All proceeds of the sale of this DVD support patient services at the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center.

Audio Programs

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, correct sleeplessness, or relieve anxiety and stress at any time.

Download this program for free on iTunes®.

Online Videos

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Touch Therapy for Caregivers

Massage and touch can be important components of the healing process both during and after cancer treatment. A massage therapist from Memorial Sloan Kettering's integrative medicine service gives a demonstration of different techniques that caregivers can use on their loved ones.

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Awareness of Breath Meditation

Practice a meditation exercise with mind-body therapist Robert Schmehr designed to enhance awareness of breath.

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Body Scan Meditation

Body scan technique is a very simple and foundational meditation practice that can help refine your awareness of the mind-body connection. It can be formed in a chair or while lying down. Daily practice, says expert Robert Schmehr of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service, can help with managing emotional distress and boosting energy levels. 

 

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Guided Meditation for Relaxation and Stress Relief

Mind-body therapies are helpful, non-pharmacologic tools patients and their caregivers can learn to manage the stresses of a cancer diagnosis, chronic fatigue, and physical pain.

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Guided-Imagery Meditation

Mind-body therapist Lisa Rosenzweig of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service provides instruction through a meditation practice that uses guided imagery performed in a safe and calming place. This exercise can be performed with a family member or caregiver in the evening before bed to help with sleeplessness or before a doctor’s appointment to help with feelings of anxiety.

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Introduction to Meditation

Mind-body therapist Robert Schmehr provides an overview of meditation and its benefits.

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Music for Relaxation and Reflection

Music therapy is an evidenced-based clinical intervention that uses the power of sound to address physical and emotional side effects of cancer treatment. Here, music therapist Karen Popkin of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service provides a short, relaxing music therapy experience.

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Pranayama Meditation Exercise

Pranayama is a yogic breathing technique that draws on the wisdom of ancient India. Mind-body therapist Robert Schmehr of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service provides a five-minute guided exercise that can be adapted to suit whatever your needs.

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Yoga, Breathing Exercises, and Other Integrative Medicine Therapies for Patients

Specialists from Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service demonstrate breathing and strengthening techniques to help patients recover in the hospital or at home.