The Benefits of Mindfulness & Managing Stress

 

©iStock.com/Avesun     No Time Like the Present to Overcome Stress     . Cure  Magazine discusses how a mindfulness practice can benefit anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis or coping with treatment.

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No Time Like the Present to Overcome Stress. Cure Magazine discusses how a mindfulness practice can benefit anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis or coping with treatment.

Practice Mindfulness & Relaxation - Springboard Beyond Cancer (a joint venture between the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society)
This overview explores both Mindfulness practices and relaxation techniques, scroll to the bottom for a short (4:41) guided meditation video introducing the Focused Breathing Technique.

Breast Cancer Self-Care and Recovery: Meditation -  University of California San Francisco
Beneficial for any cancer survivor, this article discusses the basics of exploring "mindfulness meditation" or awareness practice.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction diminishes chemo brain study -  Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine

Study involving breast cancer survivors shows clear new evidence for mind-body connection - Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology

How mindfulness can help cancer patients find happiness - MD Anderson Cancer Center

Fear of Cancer Recurrence: 7 Ways for AYAs to Cope - Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Aimed for AYAs (adolescent & young adult patients), these tools can apply to anyone finishing treatment.

Managing Stress - American Society of Clinical Oncology
Read the transcript or listen to this podcast (audio file 6:50).

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Beyond Cancer Podcast: Episode #2: Fear and ‘Scanxiety’ (audio file 31:40)
Beyond Cancer Podcast: Episode #3: Coping Through Creativity (audio file 28:33)

ThisIsKara.com - Available free from the UK creative studio, Mindfulness Everywhere
”Made with the Integrative Oncology team at UPMC CancerCenter in Pittsburgh, Kara is a free-to-use mobile site which contains a range of guided mindfulness meditations designed to support people affected by cancer.”

When Cancer Becomes Your Identity: A Meditation - Mindful Magazine
"Physical changes caused by cancer can trigger a deep sense of grief. This mindfulness practice for cancer patients explores changes in self-image and identity during the cancer experience."

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to Help You Cope with Treatment and Reclaim Your Life - Paperback on Amazon-$15