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CANCER: Increasing Your Odds for Survival. This Emmy-nominated documentary, hosted by Walter Cronkite, is designed to help people survive cancer. It provides vital information which cancer patients and their families need to make informed decisions. The documentary and book deliver a comprehensive overview of the disease, treatments, latest developments, organizations and resources to assist cancer patients in doing all they can to win their fight against cancer, as well as, improve the quality of their lives.

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CANCER: Increasing Your Odds for Survival

(Documentary Series)

Humor and Healing with Dr. Joyce Saltman

CANCER: A Turning Point - An Interview with Dr. Lawrence LeShan

Healing/Dying: An Interview with Stephen Levine


CANCER: Increasing Your Odds for Survival
(Resource Guide)

Cancer as a Turning Point: A Hand book for People With Cancer, Their Families, and Health Professionals

Human Operator's Manual: How Feelings Work, A Psychological Primer

CANCER: Increasing Your Odds for Survival

Four hour documentary series,
hosted by Walter Cronkite
2 VHS tape set - $39.95

Humor and Healing with Dr. Joyce Saltman

International Laughter Consultant and Lecturer Explores the Therapeutic Benefits of Humor

Approx. 20 minutes - VHS $24.95

Dr Joyce Saltman, laughter lecturer and consultant, international motivational speaker, professor of special education, Gestalt therapist, and heir apparent to Norman Cousins, provides a laugh filled presentation and interview on the therapeutic value of humor. Learn of the science behind laughter and healing, how humor can be helpful even with life threatening illnesses, and practical ways to bring enjoyment, and fun into daily living.

In the twenty years she has been lecturing on the benefits of laughter. Dr. Saltman has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs and done countless workshops and seminars . Intermittently referred to as the Guru of Laughter; the Laughter Lady and the Chubby Broad from Brooklyn, Dr. Joyce lightens up a room wherever she goes!

CANCER: A Turning Point - An Interview with Dr. Lawrence LeShan

Approx. 40 minutes - VHS $29.95
I personally believe that the psychological aspects of cancer are one of the most important and overlooked components of the development and healing of cancer. What could be more important than assuring that there is fertile ground for the treatment you choose. (see Psychological Aspects of Cancer.)

Classic psychotherapy is daunting and ineffective at helping people survive cancer, but Lawrence LeShan pioneered a more pleasant therapeutic adventure aimed at rediscovering what brings you satisfaction in life which can result in awaking our immune systems. His approach has had remarkable results even for many patients with terminal cancer.

Healing/Dying: An Interview with Stephen Levine

Length - 55min. VHS tape - $29.95

Healing Dying: An Interview with Stephen Levine started out of my work on the documentary. After Cindy's death I realized I should include information to help the survivors through their grief. I became aware of Stephen Levine's work and interviewed him. I was very impressed. The word that comes to mind is transformational. His interview covered so much more than grieving.
Stephen Levine is a Buddhist, and teacher who works with people who are ill and those who are dying. He co-authored Grist for the Mill with Ram Dass and taught meditation in the California prison system. He led workshops with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and, while working with the terminally ill, he began to formulate his concepts of healing. He and his wife, Ondrea, earned international recognition for their guided meditations for the healing of illness, grief, heavy emotional states, sexual abuse and life/death preparation. He has authored A Year to Live; Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings; A Gradual Awakening; Meetings at the Edge; Healing into Life and Death, and Who Dies which he co-authored with Ondrea Levine.
Healing/Dying : An Interview with Stephen Levine is divided into two parts. The first part deals with healing from illness and healing grief. The second part deals with caring for the dying person, and dealing with process of losing someone you love.
Having seen the tape numerous times while editing it, I can tell you this. Every time I watch or listen to it, I hear or understand something I didn't before. If you are familiar with his books then you know of the quality and depth of which he speaks, and this tape is no different. It is inspiring and life changing.
See "A Meditation on Taking Medicine Within" for a meditation to enhance medication.
Stephen Levine's books, tapes and information regarding workshops are available through:
Warm Rock Tapes
PO Box 108
Chamisal, NM 87521
800-731-HEAL (800-731-4325)


CANCER: Increasing Your Odds for Survival
Companion Resource Guide- $15.95

Cancer as a Turning Point: A Hand book for People With Cancer, Their Families, and Health Professionals, by Lawrence LeShan, Ph.D. - $12.95

This is arguably the most single most important book for people wanting to survive cancer to read. This is a revised edition just released in December, of 1999 and includes a workbook section. Besides describing his therapy, LeShan gives excellent information on dealing with hospitals, despair and meditating for change and growth.


Human Operator's Manual: How Feelings Work, A Psychological Primer

By Stuart Zelman, Ph.D., and David Bognar
Cost $8.95

This book is a psychological primer, a manual on understanding feelings and how people function internally. The book explains exactly what feelings are, how they work, how we avoid them, and what happens to avoided feelings. It explains how these old feelings color our experience and perceptions, create pain, and block positive experience. The book explains how to regain full access to experience and the benefits and process of releasing old feelings. Information on self help basics makes up the final section of the book. This includes communicating emotions, the change process, self esteem, attitude, and information on choosing a therapist.

Although not specifically cancer related, this self-published book is an excellent summary of the state-of-the-art knowledge about feelings which can be useful healing information for cancer patients and their families.

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