Woodstock Healing Arts


An Introduction to “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster”
The Role of Emotions and the Human Spirit to Enhance Healing
with Joan Apter, Certified Workshop Trainer, “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster”

“Prepare For Surgery, Heal Faster: A Guide of Mind-Body Techniques” is a wonderful book by Peggy Huddleston. I was fortunate to read this book just before the first surgery of my life, in 1966. Using her techniques, I had the profound experience of creating harmony, focus and trust in myself and in my surgical team! I became a certified trainer of her method very soon thereafter.

Peggy Huddleston has developed five steps to prepare for surgery and trains healthcare professionals to use them. Her writing and clinical work focus on the ways emotions and the human spirit enhance healing.

In this introductory class, we will go over the 5 steps to properly prepare for surgery (physical/mental/emotional/spiritual balance)

1. Calm preoperative jitters. Learning how to replace our fearful thoughts with positive emotions!
Feeling peaceful strengthens your immune system and creates the biochemistry that enhances healing.

2. Visualize your recovery by turning worries into healing imagery. We will experience a healing imagery session in class.

3. Surround yourself in the love of family and friends to feel calmer before surgery. Creating your healing circle. Learning how to ask for help and support.

4. Use “Healing Statements,” words spoken during surgery that reduce the use of pain medication by 23–50%.

5. Meet an anesthesiologist at your preoperative meeting to request use of the “Healing Statements”.

Suggested Donation: $15

About Joan Apter

Joan is fully trained and certified by Peggy Huddleston to deliver the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Workshop™. Joan experienced the profound benefits of the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster workshop when faced with her first surgery at age 66! She has over 24 years of training in the use and application of therapeutic Essential Oils and has advanced training in the medicinal applications of essential oils from Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. Joan holds an International Certificate of Study from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. She is a registered professional member of the International Aromatherapy Association. Joan is a volunteer with Healthcare is a Human Right, an organization committed to making holistic wellness education and care freely available to all.

Joan Apter Aromatherapy and Wellness Programs offers Raindrop Technique, Emotional Release Raindrop, AromaDome, Stress Release Technique and more. She also delivers workshops and trainings on essential oils, natural health management and personal development. Joan offers the full line of Young Living Essential Oils. She lives in Woodstock, NY, where she has a private practice. www.apteraromatherapy.comjoanapter@earthlink.net

Praise for Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster”:

I recommend Peggy Huddleston’s program to all who require surgery and want to recover faster.”

Andrew T. Weil, MD
Author, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health
Director, Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona

“Most complete program for approaching surgery with maximal healing power.”
Christiane Northrup, MD
Surgeon and past president, American Holistic Medical Association
Author, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

“Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster empowers patients to lead the way to recovery by allowing them to take their appropriate place on the surgical team.”
Mehmet C. Oz, MD
Host, The Dr. Oz Show
Cardiac Surgeon
NY-Presbyterian Hospital

“Patients with unusually high levels of anxiety use Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster to go forward with surgery in a confident manner.”
Lawrence H. Cohn, MD
Cardiac Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Virginia and James Hubbard Professor of
Cardiac Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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