About the book
Lifting Your Spirits: Seven Tools for Coping with Illness
Lifting Your Spirits is a unique practical guide designed to help people coping with illness or disability. Drawing on the insights of those who have experienced the challenges of serious illness, it introduces seven simple tools to develop inner strength and enhance well-being on all levels. Each tool offers practical and inspiring ways of dealing with the physical and emotional upheaval and uncertainty which illness presents. Some focus on preparing for surgery and treatment, others on coping with pain, anxiety or depression.
The guide can be used by individuals for their own sustenance, or introduced into patient support groups, treatment and therapy centres, hospices, day centres and other healthcare services.
The beautifully illustrated book with 19 audio tracks provides guided relaxation and meditation, short daily practices and positive thoughts which will literally ‘lift your spirits’.
“Help yourselves, your patients and families find some wonderful new coping skills.” Help the Hospices
Author: Jan Alcoe
Jan Alcoe is a clinical hypnotherapist, writer, publisher and facilitator in health and well-being, and is Training and Publishing Consultant to The Janki Foundation. She was one of the core group that designed and wrote the training programme Values in healthcare: a spiritual approach (The Janki Foundation, 2004), a personal and team development programme for healthcare practitioners. The programme includes seven learning tools for addressing spiritual needs. While undergoing treatment for cancer, Jan used these tools for her own sustenance and self-healing. She was inspired to write Lifting Your Spirits because of the benefits she experienced and the lack of any guide of this kind for people who have been diagnosed with serious illness. She also draws on the insights of friends who shared their own stories of coping with illness, and of healthcare colleagues and practitioners who supported her on her journey. Since publication, Jan has written two more self-help guides for the Janki Foundation, The Heart of Well-being and Stillness in the Storm (with Dr Sarah Eagger).
Content of the Book
A beautifully illustrated book with 19 audio tracks. Together they provide information and examples to support the reader, guided relaxation and meditations, short daily practices and positive thoughts which will literally ‘lift your spirits’.
Content of Audio Tracks
The 19 tracks that are an integral part of this guide comprise guided relaxations and meditations, songs and poetry and are cross-referenced throughout. They enable the listener to:
The audio tracks can be accessed by playing the two CDs accompanying the book or playing/downloading the mp3 files (a link to these is supplied with the book). The ebook option contains the tracks within the text so that they play automatically.
Illness can be a time when we are moved to express ourselves through writing painting or other creative pursuits. We can also discover a capacity to generate creative solutions to problems.” Page 24
How to purchase the Book
Lifting Your Spirits: Seven Tools for Coping with Illness.
This book is available in both print and epub formats for purchase through our publication partners Inspired Stillness and M-E Books via the links below.
Printed book (Paperback, A5, 52pp) with 2 audio CDs and online link giving access to audio tracks: £12.95 plus postage and packaging. ISBN 978-0-9548386-1-4
Available here inspiredstillness.com.
eBook*: £9.99 ISBN 978-0-9548386-5-2
Available here: amazon.co.uk
Printed Book & two audio CDs
Lifting Your Spirits
£12.95 + P&P
Lifting Your Spirits
Appreciation: I feel grateful for just being here today
While feelings like anger, jealousy and simmering resentment can feed illness, feeling positive aids recovery and boosts the immune system. One of the most effective ways of lifting ourselves out of negative thinking is to actively appreciate the good in ourselves and our lives – Page 19