Guided Meditation for Patients & Caregivers at Sari Center - PGA Location
Facilitated by Sue Hilton, Sari Center Hypnotherapist
Drop-in class, $10 suggested donation
Meditation is a practice that helps us transform the pain, joy, sorrow and happiness of daily living. Meditation teaches the cancer patient to nurture present-moment awareness. Awareness helps us to understand the mind and its relationship with the body. The practice of meditation calms the mind and helps us foster that awareness.
There is a distinct correlation between mental stress and an unhealthy body. It is known that thoughts and emotions have a great impact on our well being. Research shows that meditation is beneficial to cancer patients, especially those having difficulty coping with their illness. The use of meditation in healthcare settings is widely used, so individuals can learn and practice these skills to promote better health and enhance their quality of life.
Meditation encourages "being, not doing" which helps many patients achieve an improved quality of life during treatment. The Sari Center offers weekly guided meditation classes, providing cancer patients and their families an opportunity to achieve balance and emotional stability. Patients are encouraged to strive for a daily meditation routine throughout the course of their cancer treatment, with the long-term goal of endorsing it as a lifestyle practice in survivorhsip.