Dr. Emmett Miller

Positive Imagery for People with Cancer

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Side one contains the music and the guided imagery from the first side of Emmett Miller's 1979 Healing Journey, which makes this tape a bargain. Side two includes cancer imagery suggestions Miller developed with Maggy Creighton of the Cancer Support and Education Center in Menlo Park, California. Miller begins with relaxation techniques, using special suggestions to "double" the sensation of relaxation. He then takes the listener to a special place of relaxation (details provided by the listener) to visualize a "vast army of white cells," an "army of your protectors" which "you energize for battle to preserve your health." They are then sent to do battle against the cancer cells. He also offers suggestions for any chemotherapy or radiation "bullets" to be effective against the cancer cells, which are then destroyed carried away by the white cells. Miller suggests that the listener visualize this scenario even without listening to the tape. There is no music for the background of side two, but the visualization seems effective with just Miller's comforting voice.