Revised in 1994, Cancer as a Turning Point by pyschotherapist Laurence LeShan is a guide that frames dealing with a diagnosis of cancer in a way that is not usually addressed by conventional oncology, and yet instructs on our most powerful tool we possess for healing: the human mind.
The book is just the start of a path towards inner healing work for people with a diagnosis of cancer, their families, and health care professionals. LeShan and his colleagues summarize their work:
Feelings and thoughts neither cause nor cure cancer, but they are integral aspects of the whole person. As you reshape the ecology of your total being with meaningful psychological and lifestyle changes, you can mobilize your own life force – whether dealing with a life-threatening illness, generally improving your health, or working toward a life of greater enthusiasm and zest.
Explore “mobilizing your life force” whether you or somebody you care about has received a diagnosis of cancer.