Relaxation, mindfulness and meditation may help you calm your mind and body, reduce negative thoughts and stress.
Some people find that relaxation or meditation helps them to feel better.
A social worker or nurse on your treatment team or your local Cancer Society may know whether the hospital runs any relaxation programmes or what community programmes are available.
Cancer Society Relax CD
The Relax CD has been produced to offer a series of relaxation and mindfulness exercises. These are designed to encourage physical relaxation, deep breathing and a sense of peacefulness and calm.
When practised regularly, these exercises can enhance emotional and physical well being.
You can listen on:
Or download the audios below.
We have free counselling and psychological services for people with cancer and their family/whānau.
Cancer can impact not only your health but your lifestyle and relationships.
Everyone copes in their own way when they hear they have cancer.
Connect with your local Cancer Society team to see what's available near you.