relaxationA Relaxation Room is available for patients and caregivers in need of quiet place to rest while visiting the Cancer Institute. The Relaxation Room is located in the Patient Support Pavilion on the first floor and includes comfortable, reclining chairs and privacy screens.

Digital Guided Imagery

Digital guided imagery sessions are now available for patients and caregivers in the Patient Support Pavilion. To listen to a session, visit the relaxation room in the pavilion on the first floor from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Disposable ear buds are available.

Guided imagery is a visualization technique that helps participants focus on positive images to promote healing of their bodies. Guided imagery leaders teach participants how to relax and help them build detailed, positive images in their minds. It is used to promote relaxation, reduce stress and help the mind influence the body in positive ways.

The following sessions are available and are led by psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek:

  • Anger and Forgiveness
  •  Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chemotherapy
  • Ease Grief
  • Ease Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Fight Cancer
  • General Wellness
  • Healthy Immune System
  • Heartbreak, Abandonment and Betrayal
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Optimizing Chemotherapy
  • Panic Attacks
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Relaxation and Wellness
  • Relieve Depression
  • Relieve Stress
  • Spiritual Guide
  • Stop Smoking
  • Successful Surgery
  • Unlocking Intuition

There is no scientific evidence that these techniques can cure any disease. Funding for this program is made possible through a grant from the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary.