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Meditation and Cancer eBook Launch

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I have just launched an ebook titled “Meditation and Cancer: It Does help!” For details see under new menu category “Things to Buy“.

This eBook combines a guide on meditation practices to promote health with true stories of people living with cancer who used meditation as part of their healing strategy.   In addition, each chapter ends with a guided meditation and some questions to prompt reflection on possible areas of one’s lifestyle and ways of relating that might benefit from change.

This eBook “Meditation and Cancer : It Does help!” details research that I undertook and which was awarded a first class honours degree.  The research won me a scholarship to do further doctoral research on alternative and complementary ways of healing cancer.

My hope is that the combination of a step-by-step guide on meditating for health and the examples of people who have tried such methods when actually unwell with a life-threatening illness will inspire and help people use these methods of working with the mind to heal the body and other unsatisfactory aspects of one’s life.

Unlike so many medicines and treatments, meditation is free and can be practiced in the privacy of one’s own home, at one’s own pace.

If you, or someone close to you, has a chronic or life-threatening illness – such as cancer – then take a look at this ebook “Meditation and Cancer: It Does Help!

Warm wishes,


2 responses to “Meditation and Cancer eBook Launch”

  1. Jacqui says:

    Hi Adam, my eBook ‘Meditation and Cancer: It Does Help!’ is the result of some different research I did prior to my PhD. My hard copy self published book reporting on my larger study on the effects of meanings people made of their cancer diagnosis is titled: ‘Cancer as Bad Luck or Warning Symbol? Constructed Meanings of Illness and Health’. I do agree with you that it is indeed unfortunate that people often need the crisis of a life-threatening illness to move them to start meditating or seeking help through counselling. However, it is still wonderful to see the good results that come from taking these steps.
    Wishing you well and happy,

  2. Adam says:

    Hi Jacqui, is this book similar to your PHD paper about cancer? Either way I’m sure it will be a valuable contribution to people suffering with chronic illness, and their families. What often frustrates me is how it often takes a crisis like cancer to motivate us to start counselling or meditation. I’m reading a Buddhist book on the matter called Facing Death and FInding Hope – confronting and inspiring. Be well, Adam Szmerling

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