Preparing for Surgery

  • by Martin L. Rossman
  • Narrated by Martin L. Rossman
  • 1 hrs and 15 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Are you preparing for a major surgery? Recent medical research indicates that guided imagery is an effective way to maximize the body's healing resources and take the worry out of surgery.
Martin L. Rossman, MD, presents Preparing for Surgery, a series of simple imagery techniques proven to benefit patients with quicker recoveries, fewer complications, less pain, and less bleeding after operations.
Includes three exercises to support a successful surgery and more rapid recovery.
Suggestions for working with guided imagery:

For your own safety and the safety of others, never listen to guided-imagery exercises while you are driving or operating dangerous equipment
A quiet, darkened place, or an eye pillow, may make it easier to concentrate
Try headphones or speakers if you have the choice and see which one you prefer
Get comfortable and feel free to move anytime to stay comfortable
Let your answering machine answer the phone, turn off the ringer, or unplug the phone
Tell your housemates that you'd like to be undisturbed for about 30 minutes unless there is a genuine emergency
Taking some time to write or draw about your experience afterward is a good way to deepen your experience with your guided imagery.


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Customer Reviews

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Going Prepared for Surgery

Would you listen to Preparing for Surgery again? Why?

Yes, I would if I were going to have surgery again! Have highly recommended to friends.

What other book might you compare Preparing for Surgery to and why?

It is not a book it is a audible about guided imagery and affirmations, to meditate and prepare you for surgery.

Which character – as performed by Martin L. Rossman – was your favorite?

The voice was perfect for meditation

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Guided imagery and affirmations for peace, control and healing... while preparing for a surgical procedure, the actual surgery, and the complete recovery.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend the Health Journey's meditation self help series! My hip surgery went beautifully and the healing was comfortable and complete.

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Very calming before and after surgery

This guided imagery has been helpful in quelling some of the anxiety of surgery and recovery for me.
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- peonypower

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2015
  • Publisher: Sounds True