Category Archives: cancer

Now there’s sleep…and there’s sleep”. (Continuation of previous blog).

Should you be experiencing difficulty with sleep, you might therefore wish to institute and apply the multi-pronged ‘campaign’ outlined above in order to improve things and I would suggest that it might take something like the following form. Include regular … Continue reading

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Now there’s sleep…and there’s sleep”. (Continuation of previous blog).

And here’s another form of sleep inducing behaviour that you might wish to try out. You will recall from my last letter, how it is that body temperature drops a whole degree in sleep. But do you know that you … Continue reading

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Now there’s sleep..…and there’s sleep”. (Continuation of previous blog).

By this time I had come to know my patient pretty well and clearly she felt comfortable with me and trusted my judgment. Moreover, she was at her wits end and urgently required help if things were ever to improve. … Continue reading

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Now there’s sleep…and there’s sleep”. (Continuation of previous blog).

You will recall how in a previous blog entitled “Stress can be good for you”, we discussed the need for ‘waves of recovery and growth’. Well the simple truth is that sleep is directly implicated in arguably the most important … Continue reading

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Hope, when all hope seems lost: practice makes perfect. (Cont’d from previous blog).

Having established – on the basis of empirical evidence where available – that those approaches briefly reviewed, i.e. autogenic training, visualization, meditation, progressive relaxation, auto-suggestion, are viable and potentially productive, we are now nearing the challenge posed by key questions … Continue reading

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Hope, when all hope seems lost. (Cont’d from previous blog).)

The second experience, which I will relate here, concerned a female patient who I had known and who had been visiting my clinic on a regular basis for all of two years and more. Over that period of time, we … Continue reading

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Hope, when all hope seems lost. (Cont’d from previous blog).)

The entire thrust of whatever therapeutic approaches are cited and reviewed in this series of blogs has been to demonstrate credible and viable ways of reinforcing patients’ ability to cope. Yet again, “Rome was not built in a day”. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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