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Preparing Your Mind for Surgery

Often patientshave some anxiety and stress when they come to the hospital for a surgical or othertype of procedure. Maine Medical Center offeres a freeclass to help you prepare to cope with these feelings.

The relaxation skills that you will learn in this classcan help you to recover more quickly.Our program, based on Herbert Benson's Mind Body Institute, will teach you many simple mind / body excercises that will allow to actively take part in. You will have the chance to develop a personal plan that best meets your needs.

Presented by the Division of Nursing and lead by one of our Advacned Practice Nurses skilled in guiding patients through relaxation techniques for theraputic benefits. These techniques include breathing excercises, music, imagery, and positive thinking. People who use our excercises report the ability to cope better before, during, and after their surgery.

This program will help you:

  • feel calmer before surgery
  • feel less pain after surgery
  • feel more in control
  • recover more quickly