I created these guided meditations after several years of research focused on knee replacement surgery. This guided imagery set has been used by many patients with excellent results in their ability to maintain a higher level of calm and peace of mind going into surgery, and increased comfort after surgery. They found the meditations after surgery and deeper relaxation especially helpful following physical therapy.
Over the years, numerous evidence-based studies have confirmed the benefits and positive results of using guided imagery to prepare for surgery and other medical procedures. These particular guided meditations to prepare for knee replacement surgery can help you achieve the following results:
Before surgery: Feeling calm, peaceful, confident, and increased relaxation. During surgery: Requiring less anesthesia (a cost savings!); less or minimal blood loss; and a more balanced immune response (less chance of infection).
After surgery: Awakening calmer, more peaceful and comfortable, better pain management – needing less pain medication; fewer post-op complications such as infection; quicker return of bowel and bladder function - after general anesthesia, resulting in shorter hospital stays (another cost savings!); and fast healing and recovery time.
The tracks for after surgery and deep relaxation provide added comfort, can improve healing and recovery time as your mind body responds to the positive imagery to increase comfort after physical therapy sessions and rehabilitation.
Jane has a Masters of Education in Health Education, from Pennsylvania State University, with an emphasis on Mind Body Medicine. She is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and is certified in Interactive Imagery(sm) and a Certified Health Education Specialist. Jane did post-graduate training at The Harvard Mind/Body Medical Institute in Boston, MA, and the Academy for Guided Imagery in California (150 course hours). Her own experience with breast cancer in 1988 taught her the value and power of imagery, hypnosis, and other mind/ body tools to help her reduce stress, prepare for numerous medical procedures, minimize treatment side-effects from chemotherapy and radiation, and enhance her wellness.
Since 1994, Jane has created guided imagery for several medical research studies. Over the years, she has prepared hundreds of people for surgery and other medical procedures both in her private practice and as a practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. You can learn more about Jane and her work on her website: www.imageofwellness.com
If you have specific concerns, related to your up-coming surgery, and want to work with Jane directly, contact her through her website. She is available for private sessions in-person, via phone or Skype.
“It is my hope that you find these guided meditations helpful on your healing journey. Warmest regards.” Jane Pernotto Ehrman, M.Ed., CHES