Seeing with New Eyes

ABC - Advocates For Breast Cancer: South Africa

In our previous post about how using metaphors to understand, explain and cope with breast cancer and its physical and emotional repercussions, we touched on the use of visualisation as a healing and emotional management tool. We also strongly support the recommendation that patients and survivors ask for psycho-social assistance and community support through their clinic or hospital.

 Many therapists include guided visualisations and relaxation techniques which assist in managing anxiety and improving a general sense of physical well-being. What tends to happen, though, is that most patients don’t actually know they can request the service – and the wider implication is that if insufficient people request it, they service is very likely to be discontinued.

 We’ve included two excerpts for you, one from a scientific journal and the other from a therapeutic counselling expert, about visualisation techniques and the evidence which proves its effectiveness:

 “Since the body and…

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