Making positive lifestyle changes requires courage, honesty, reflection, and the not-so-simple ability to be aware of the choices you make every hour of every day.
This Mindset Toolkit is meant to support the information and guidance you receive in the Mindset Module of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program. The resources on this page will help you make lasting lifestyle changes that will decrease inflammation and enhance your immune system’s ability to fight disease.
The widely-respected teacher and author Joseph Goldstein discusses Buddhist philosophy and how to harness it to create a healthy mindset.
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A randomized, controlled trial of 166 women with breast cancer revealed that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) produced significant improvement in psychological symptoms, as well as improved immune response.
A randomized controlled study showed that three months post-treatment, breast cancer survivors who practiced yoga twice weekly experienced 23% fewer cognitive problems than the control group.
“I have made a sizable advance on assessing who in my life is toxic and who is not. Those who are toxic I remove from my life. Those who are nourishing I embrace…. I practice meditation almost daily. I stretch and do yoga several times a week. I take every opportunity to laugh out loud.”
“I think I needed the stress reduction sessions the most. I now have the ability to slow down, take some deep breaths. I feel I can better manage the stresses in my life, I am more at peace not only myself but also with those around me.”
“I’ve relaxed my iron grip on my life and given more thought to what’s happening in the moment. Finding ways to slow down and the justification for slowing down has been enormous. I appreciate the emphasis on consciously steering away from the busy mental state and enjoying ‘now.’”