Guided imagery for chemotherapy is a holistic, mind-body therapy that consists of healing words and images, set to soothing music, to achieve specific healing goals. Repeated listening once or twice a day for 2-3 weeks ensures maximum impact on physical comfort and positive attitude. This particular audio program has been distributed by oncology nurses in chemo units nationwide, through the auspices of Smithkline Beecham, Roche, Amgen, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield and many notable hospitals such as the Mayo Clinic, Dana Farber and Johns Hopkins. The track list is as follows:
1. Introduction (4:54)
2. Guided Imagery (17:15)
3. Affimations (19:17)
This evidence-based Health Journeys audio resource was written and narrated by guided imagery and holistic health expert Belleruth Naparstek, scored to the exquisitely soothing music of Steven Mark Kohn, and produced by the Cleveland Orchestra's Bruce Gigax. The immersive, hypnotic, calming guided imagery and affirmations on this chemotherapy meditation program provide a sense of peace, control and mastery during a difficult time.
Words and music combine to put chemo treatment in a more positive light, offering the central image of a lovely fountain of healing liquid, cleansing and clearing the body, and helping the body's own natural defense system do its work. Additional suggestions of being surrounded by loving supporters and caring guardians lift spirits and create a sense of protection and safety - also helpful for boosting immune function and generating hope and emotional resilience during a stressful time. A separate track of affirmations in this guided meditation for chemotherapy offer briefer versions of these same empowering images and ideas, for those who prefer their mind-body tools in a briefer format, for use while on the go, and even while driving.