This CD is healing visual imagery and soothing music designed to help you relax,
reduce anxiety and pain, boost your immune system, and to motivate you to fight
cancer. It is most effective when used with Taking Charge of Fighting Cancer, an
easy to use workbook by Dr. Carter.
This CD is designed to enhance
spirituality. It promotes positive thinking and enhances
feelings of well-being. You are guided to draw strength from
your past as you look forward to your future. You remember
positive people from your past and you reintroduce their love
and support into your life now, as you prepare for the future.
This CD is for you to use anytime you want to relax and let go of all your tension and worries. It is for you when you want to relieve pain, calm your thoughts, and sleep restfully. It can be used by itself or with any other of Dr. Carterís CDs because it is helpful in any situation.
Create Your Unique Relaxing Place is soothing and so relaxing. I listen to it any time Iím stressed and anytime I want to relax. - Bob
I practice the exercise on this CD at least once a day. I find that it lessens my pain and sometimes even completely relieves the pain. - Connie
This is such an easy guided imagery to do. All I do is put it in my CD player and listen to it once a day, or sometimes more that once, and relax and forget about the pain. Dr. Carter guides you to create an imaginary journey that is different for everyone. Get so into it, that I relax and pain seems to disappear. If the pain returns, I have learned how to dot eh easy exercise by myself, so I can ease pain anytime I want by using my imagination in the way Dr. Carter shows you on the CD. The music is beautiful, Dr. Carterís voice is calming, and the imagery is from my own imagination. I use less pain medication now. - Marilyn
Like Dr. Carter says on the CD, I feel the comfort in my body. Itís so nice to think of comfort instead of pain.- Lou
This CD is designed to help you during your entire surgical experience. It is easy to use.
∑ Listen as many times as you can before surgery.
∑ Listen during surgery. Tell your surgeon that you would like to listen during surgery. Most surgeons welcome anything that is safe and helpful, so he/she will welcome this, too. Be sure to get a CD player and learn how to set it for continuous play so ht the exercise will repeat over and over again during the whole time of your surgery. Get earphones so you can listen without distracting your surgical team. Remember to get fresh batteries for your CD player.
∑ Listen after surgery, during your recovery, as many times as you wish. The suggestions for healing are healthy and positive for both your mind and body.
Research has shown that patients who listen to CDs like this have less post-surgical pain, use less pain medication (you may find you require less pain medication than is prescribed, but please do take what you need), have fewer post-surgery complications, have reduced blood loss, less anxiety, shorter hospital stays, and feel more positive about the surgical experience. You can, too!
When I had outpatient surgery last summer I used For Your Surgery before, during, and after surgery. It helped me to relax, relieved my anxiety, and aided my recovery. I would highly recommend this CD to other people because of its soothing qualities.- Susan
Hearing the words ďyou need surgeryĒ is a very frightening experience. I know that listening to For Your Surgery contributed to my having a very positive surgical experience. I listened to the CD daily before surgery Ė especially when I felt a ďfreak out momentĒ approaching! Ė and I went into the OR and onto the operating table with my headset on. The CDs definitely helped turn a potentially difficult situation into a very manageable one. Recommend this CD and Dr. Carterís other CDs to everyone facing a stressful situation, whether itís something as serious as surgery or the normal ďgarden varietyĒ stress we face every day. - Eileen
When people I care about are facing surgery, I wonder what I can do to support them. When I give them For Your Surgery, I feel that Iíve given them something tangible that can help in their recovery. That makes both of us feel better. - Deborah
For children of all ages
Teach your child how to use his or her imagination to relax and find comfort any time of the day or night, how to calm down from a tantrum, how to let go of fears and worries, and how to fall peacefully asleep.
There are two tracks. The first is a fun interactive and soothing adventure with playful, gentle sound effects. The second track includes Loving Thoughts, which are affirmations every child needs to hear.
Dr. Carterís A Bedtime Litany is also included inside. This special and loving bedtime ritual is easy and short. Parents and children love it. It works!
Dr. Carter has the sweetest and softest voice. It calms me down. - Jamie, age 10
Honestly, every night I look at her while the CD is on and she has a smile on her face. A precious little picture in my mind. I gives her the confidence to conquer the night demons and go to sleep. She has had terrible fears of the night and this arms her. - Mother
I credit this with changing my life. It stopped me from being so hyper-vigilant and allowed me to relax and start enjoying what was around me. My 6 year old son was bouncing off the walls at 10:00 at night and the CD got him to relax and go to sleep. The next day he modeled his new relaxation skills and position to a friend who was over our house. I buy them now as gifts. I think itís the greatest gift Iíve given because of the fabulous response I get from people who use it. - Lesly
The Music and Soothing Sound Effects
The background sounds and the music on THE GUIDED IMAGERY COLLECTION are calming arrangement of Pachelbelís Canon in D. The music was composed in the 17th century and has soothed and uplifted the spirits of people ever since.
On Calming Your Child Night and Day you children will hear special sound effects and music blended together in a calming and playful arrangement of Mozartís Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Children of all ages will relax and feel happy.
Dr. Stephanie Carterís Relaxing Meditations for Health and Healing should not be listened to while driving or while your attention is needed for any other task. None of Dr. Carterís CDs or books are meant to replace any medical or psychological treatment. They are additional, effective tools for you to use. Exercise, healthy eating habits, and social support are other healthy tools.