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Why Cancer Survivors Need Mindfulness 

Serious illness often marks both body and mind: Mindfulness helps us to face what we would rather not: learning from the unwanted, perhaps even being enriched by it. Read More 

  • Patricia Rockman
  • October 23, 2018
Guided Meditation

When Cancer Becomes Your Identity: A Meditation 

Physical changes caused by cancer can trigger a deep sense of grief. This mindfulness practice for cancer patients explores changes in self-image and identity during the cancer experience. Read More 

  • Linda Carlson and Michael Speca
  • October 17, 2018
Audio

How to Show Up When You Have Cancer 

In this podcast, Patricia Rockman, director of education and clinical services for the Center for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, and Mindful columnist Elaine Smookler, both cancer survivors, talk about how mindfulness factors into the cancer experience. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler and Patricia Rockman
  • March 13, 2018
Interviews

Being Present with Cancer 

Fear. Uncertainty about the future. Some of the most difficult elements of the cancer experience are well-suited for mindfulness, and 20 years of research into Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) is beginning to bear out the benefits. Plus — try this breathing meditation to alleviate insomnia. Read More 

  • Lu Hanessian
  • February 22, 2017
Health

The Best Medicine 

Even if we hurt—maybe especially if we hurt, says Elaine Smookler—it helps to laugh.  Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • July 27, 2013

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