Affirmations for Surgery and Medical Procedures

April 2nd, 2014

Affirmations for Surgery

One of my colleagues is undergoing surgery in a few months, so I’ve been thinking about the power of guided imagery and affirmations when preparing for and recovering from surgery or other medical procedures.

Belleruth Naparstek, the maven of guided imagery, and her company, Health Journeys, have a wonderful set of meditations called Successful Surgery. The set includes a complete guided imagery journey, a series of affirmations, and a long recording of music to be listened to during procedures.

Christiane Northrup’s book, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, also has a section on mindful preparations for surgery. She includes a set of affirmations that can be read directly to patients before and after procedures, which is a powerful form of support.

Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals are often willing to support patients with mind-body practices that aid in healing. Don’t be afraid to ask! These kinds of tools can be extremely helpful in bringing forth calmness, confidence and a sense of meaning that is unique to each person and each situation.

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