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At HealthAlliance Hospital, this one-hour workshop based on the book and teachings of nationally recognized author Peggy Huddleston is open to all and free to patients of HealthAlliance Hospital. A fee is charged for patients of other hospitals. Workshop participants receive a Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Relaxation/Healing CD or audiotape. A family member or friend may accompany you at no charge.
An analysis of 191 research studies with 8,600 patients documents that people who prepared for surgery using mind-body techniques had less pain, fewer complications and recovered sooner. In addition, patients report they:
Ideally you will read the book and use the CD or tape one or two weeks before your operation. If you only have a day before surgery, you can still benefit from this program.
Details about workshop schedule:
Lynn Gerrits, Complementary Care Manager, facilitates this program. Call her at 978-343-5098 with any questions.
“Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster” book and CD is on sale at the Good Intentions Gift Shop, Leominster Campus.