Relaxation has a positive affect on your immune system. Relaxation and de-stressing can reduce your risk of developing breast cancer, or its reoccurrence or aid in your breast cancer treatment program.
Relaxation is a key component of breast cancer treatment. Relaxation or stress reduction has been shown by research to improve the immune system. When you have discomfort or when levels of stress rise, so does your heart rate. Research shows that if you lower your heart rate it changes the amount of neuro transmitting chemicals that are circulating throughout your body and directly effects how you feel and the way your immune system works. As you listen and watch this DVD, or listen to the tracks on the Digital Download, it slowly entrains your body and your heart rate usually begins to slow to 60 beats/minute which may encourage a sense of well being and feelings of relaxation.
If you are post-or pre-operative and need to destress, try “Waves of Serenity”. If you are concerned about your breast health, relaxing on a regular basis can improve your immune system function.
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“I tried your Waves of Serenity DVD for the first time this morning and it was Great! Just left a little graffiti in the sand… ‘I was there.’ Of course, it washed away, so I will have to revisit the beach tomorrow. It was truly relaxing and I felt much calmer afterwards.” -Veronica T
This DVD starts with a progressive muscle relaxation exercise. As you tighten and release muscle tension in different areas of your body you are invited to let go of discomfort or feelings of stress and anxiety. As you finish relaxing all your muscles from your feet to the top of your head; you may then glide off into your imagination with a guided imagery of a beach walk. As you listen to the gentle soothing background music and the slow rhythmic sounds of the waves on the beach, you float off to an imaginary place where you are invited to imagine the sights and sounds, and smells of the ocean and feel the sand beneath your feet.
“Waves of Serenity” by Ingrid Edstrom of Inner Journeys, helps to bring you on your own journey to a quiet, healing space within through a progressive muscle relaxation exercise and a guided imagery of a beach walk. You will be guided by Ingrid’s soothing, velvety voice with a peaceful background sound of computerized flute and organ music with waves in the distance.
What medical experts say about “Waves of Serenity”:
“These exercises were clearly thought out and are very professionally done. I believe they will be highly effective for individuals who have experience using relaxation and imagery exercises as well as for those for whom this will be a new experience. The music and voice were very soothing, and the imagery was very rich. The narration also reflected a good balance between being directive and allowing the individual to personalize the imagery. I will be happy to have such a good source to recommend to my patients”!
Dr. Becky O’Hare, Pediatric Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow/ University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric
“I think the script is healthy, thoughtfully conceived and artfully produced. Ingrid Edstrom has gone to great lengths to find the balance between what is a positive expectation for positive outcomes and then have the potential for the CD to sound and be prescriptive.”
Daniel P. Kohen, MD, Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics, Family Practice and Community Health at The University of Minnesota Medical School, President of the American Academy of Clinical Hypnotherapy
About Ingrid Edstrom
She has a Masters in Health Education and has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1978. She has been a Stress/Pain Management Consultant since 1990 following trainings at the Mind Body Medical Institute in Boston, Mass. under Herbert Benson, MD. This DVD will accompany her upcoming book entitled “Helping Your Family Cope With Hospitalization, Surgery and Cancer Therapy, Using Mind Body Approaches”. She created “Waves of Serenity” as a healing tool to be used in her clinical practice.
Who will benefit from Waves of Serenity?
Anyone needing to create a personal retreat
People facing hospitalization, medical procedures
People suffering from insomnia, stress, discomfort or anxiety have found this CD/DVD/Digital Download calming and relaxing