Effective Mental Preparation for Surgery

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Miriam Chachamu

How can we best prepare the body and mind for medical procedures, so that we feel relaxed and optimistic about the experience? HG tutor, supervisor and familiy therapist Miriam Chachamu asked herself this question recently as she nervously waited for a complex operation on her broken elbow. “As I waited, I came to realise that I could use my therapeutic skills to prepare my body and mind for the imminent surgery…’ She shares her experience of mentally preparing herself for surgery on her popular YouTube channel in the hope it will help others. “A huge part of my preparation involved guided imagery or meditation. It is a great life skill that anyone can learn, but it requires some practice before it can be used in the way I used it on myself.”

Find out how Miriam prepared herself >

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