One in three women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer ¿ a diagnosis that can throw even the most self-assured women into a crisis of body, mind, and spirit. To survive and thrive, women must rally all their inner resources. On Cancer As a Turning Point, bestselling authors Joan Borysenko, (Minding the Body, Mending the Mind), Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. (Goddesses in Everywoman), Deena Metzger (Writing for Your Life), Marion Woodman (Addiction to Perfection), and others ¿ many of whom are thriving after cancer diagnoses ¿ reframe the healing process in a positive, creative, spiritual light. Six sessions spur listeners to engage proactively in their own healing by tapping the power of myth, ritual, mindfulness, and connection to the feminine.
Given the undeniable reality of a cancer diagnosis, how can a person create joy, health, and hope? On Cancer as a Turning Point, Volume II, bestselling authors Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. (Goddesses in Everywoman), Oriah Mountain Dreamer (The Invitation), Lawrence LeShan (Cancer as a Turning Point), Martin Rossman, M.D. (Fighting Cancer from Within), Wayne Muller (How, Then, Shall We Live?), and others--many of whom are thriving after cancer diagnoses--reframe the healing process in a positive, creative, spiritual light. In 11 sessions, Cancer As a Turning Point, Volume II teaches life skills, such as the importance of humor and loving relationships--and specific techniques, informed by current research on diet, guided imagery, and the role of meditation in cancer treatment. Central to this collection is a revisioning of cancer as the "wisdom disease"--the illness that can teach us how to live.