Lifting Your Spirits: Seven Tools for Coping with Illness


A beautifully illustrated book with audio tracks providing guided relaxation and meditations, short daily practices and positive thoughts which will literally ‘lift your spirits”



SKU: 1580 Brands: Jan Alcoe


About this product

Lifting Your Spirits is a unique practical guide designed to help people coping with illness or disability. Drawing on the insights of those who have experienced the challenges of serious illness, it introduces seven simple tools to develop inner strength and enhance well-being on all levels. Each tool offers practical and inspiring ways of dealing with the physical and emotional upheaval and uncertainty which illness presents. Some focus on preparing for surgery and treatment, others on coping with pain, anxiety or depression.

The guide can be used by individuals for their own sustenance, or introduced into patient support groups, treatment and therapy centres, hospices, day centres and other healthcare services.

The audio tracks can be accessed by playing the two CDs accompanying the book or playing/downloading the mp3 files (a link to these is supplied with the book). The ebook option contains the tracks within the text so that they play automatically.

*The ebook is delivered as an epub3 file, with audio files embedded, and can be read and listened to on different devices including  PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. If the file does not automatically open, you may need to download a free epub reader like CalibreAdobe Digital Editions. For Kindle you will need to convert the file to .mobi which can be easily done through Calibre, full instructions on how to do this will be sent after your purchase, please note audio files embedded in the book will not work on Kindle these will be sent as a separate link after purchase.

About the author Jan Alcoe

Jan Alcoe is a clinical hypnotherapist, writer, publisher and facilitator in health and well-being, and is Training and Publishing Consultant to The Janki Foundation. She was one of the core group that designed and wrote the training programme Values in healthcare: a spiritual approach (The Janki Foundation for Global Health Care, 2004), a personal and team development programme for healthcare practitioners. The programme includes seven learning tools for addressing spiritual needs. While undergoing treatment for cancer, Jan used these tools for her own sustenance and self-healing. She was inspired to write Lifting Your Spirits because of the benefits she experienced and the lack of any guide of this kind for people who have been diagnosed with serious illness. She also draws on the insights of friends who shared their own stories of coping with illness, and of healthcare colleagues and practitioners who supported her on her journey.Since publication, Jan has written two more self-help guides for the Janki Foundation, The Heart of Well-being and Stillness in the Storm
(with Dr Sarah Eagger)

Additional information

Weight 0.210 kg


Physical / Digital

Physical, Digital(epub)




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