Cancer as a Turning Point: A Handbook for People with Cancer, Their Families, and Health Professionals

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Plume, Jan 1, 1994 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Psychotherapist Lawrence LeShan has worked with cancer patients for more than thirty-five years and his research has led people with cancer to find new, effective ways to fight for their lives. He has put his findings--full of meaning and purpose--into this revised edition that shows how psychological change, along with medical treatment, mobilizes a compromised immune system for healing. Included is a life-transforming workbook of hands-on exercises designed to help readers evaluate their inner selves and teach them how to get the most out of their immune systems by leading fuller, richer lives.

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Most of us believe that a positive attitude helps and this book not only provides evidence but a series of powerful examples that encourage and inspire. I have had cancer twice and the book has been a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arco-Iris - LibraryThing

A wonderful account of a different approach to therapy when working with people whose prognosis may not be good. Good examples of "starting where the patients are" and working with their time frame, rather than the therapist imposing his/her structure. Read full review



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Lawrence LeShan is a psychologist, educator, and author or co-author of eleven books, including "The Psychology of War"; "The Medium, The Mystic, and The Physicist" (both with Helios Press); and the popular "How to Meditate". He has worked as clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and researcher for more than 50 years, including six years of psychological service in the U.S. Army. He holds a M. S. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Chicago and has taught at Roosevelt University, Pace College, and the New School for Social Research, among other. He has lectured extensively in Europe, the United States, and Israel, and his books have been translated into eleven languages. He lives in New York City.

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