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Pre-Operative Mind-Body Program

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Based on the book, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster by Peggy Huddleston, this program includes guided visualization and deep relaxation to help one prepare for surgery. The program is jump-started with a 1-hour workshop led by a certified facilitator with instructions for practicing in the 2 weeks prior to surgery, immediately before surgery, and in the days recovering from surgery.

Studies on the use of this program have been shown to:

  • Reduce anxiety in the days up until surgery and the morning of surgery to create peaceful feelings
  • Reduce the use  of pain medication by 23-50%
  • Decrease nausea immediately after surgery
  • Faster time to normal bladder and bowel function
  • Accelerated recovery  time leading to a shorter hospital stay


Facilitator: Anne Todd, LMT


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