Claire Cameron

Mindfulness, Meditation & Imagery

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Websites

 

National Institute of Mental Health | http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

Lead federal agency for research on mental disorders

 

Print

Boroson, M. (2009). One-Moment meditation: Stillness for People on the Go. Winter Road Publishing. 

Goldstein, E., & Stahl, B. (2015). Mbsr every day: daily practices from the heart of mindfulness-based stress reduction. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (2018). Falling Awake: How to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Life. New York, NY: Hachette Books.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (2012). Mindfulness for beginners: reclaiming the present moment--and your lifeBoulder, CO: Sounds True.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (2018). The healing power of mindfulness: a new way of being. New York, NY: Hachette Books.

 

Video

Martin Boroson: One-Moment Meditation: How to Meditate in a Moment | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiC8ktpev30 

 

Other

Health Journeys: Audio library | https://www.healthjourneys.com/audio-library

- Guided imagery audio CDs and MP3s programs for stress, sleep, successful surgery, diabetes, depression, anxiety, smoking, pain and more.

Regan, Catherine. and Rick Seidel. Relaxation for Mind and Body: Pathways to Healing [audio CD]. Boulder, Colo.: Bull Publishing, 2012.

Medications, Herbs, Supplements & Other Treatments

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Websites

Choosing Wisely | http://www.choosingwisely.org/

Nonprofit collaboration of over 70 major medical organizations that reviews evidence on tests and treatments that are overused and should be avoided. Promotes conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is: supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm, and truly necessary.

Also, has a free downloadable app for Apple and Android devices

 

Consumer Lab | https://www.consumerlab.com/ 

Independent testing on nutritional products.

 

Consumer Reports | https://www.consumerreports.org 

Reviews and evaluates both alternative and conventional treatments and products.

 

Drugs.com | https://www.drugs.com/

Information on medications, pill identifier, interactions checker and more.

 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Educational Resources | https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-information-consumers/educational-resources-alphabetical-list

 

Health Canada: Licensed National Health Products Database | https://health-products.canada.ca/lnhpd-bdpsnh/index-eng.jsp

Website maintained by the government of Canada. It contains information about natural health products that have been issued a product license by Health Canada. It includes information on vitamin and mineral supplements, herb and plant-based remedies, traditional medicines such as Traditional Chinese Medicines or Ayurvedic (Indian) Medicines, homeopathic medicines, and many everyday consumer products. 

 

Medline Plus

 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine | https://nccih.nih.gov/

A government agency providing research-based info. 

 

National Institute on Aging: Safe Use of Medications for Older Adults | https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/safe-use-medicines-older-adults

 

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database | https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/ 

Clinical data on approximately 90,000 herbal products, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic products, Ayurvedic medicines, complementary alternative medicines, integrative therapies, alternative treatments (such as acupuncture), traditional Chinese medicines products, and other natural remedies as well as a Natural Product / Drug Interaction Checker. 

 

The Public Health Agency of Canada: A-Z Index | https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/a-z.html

 

US Preventive Services Task Force | https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/ 

An independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that provide critical reviews of various screening tests and medical treatments for both professionals and consumers

 

WebMD: Drugs and Medications A to Z | https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/index

 

Print

Griffith, H. Winter, and Stephen W. Moore. Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs, 2018-2019. New York: Perigee Books, 2019.

 

Audio programs for participants

Many participants in Self-Management Programs no longer listen to CDs. They want to listen to audio programs on a computer, phone, or handheld device.

We are happy to offer this! We have codes to purchase in bulk. These codes allow participants to listen to our audio programs online or on a device.

 

How do audio programs work? 

When you purchase bulk codes, you receive a spreadsheet by email containing one code per participant. Discounts of up to 40% off for bulk purchases apply. 

You can then email each participant one code to redeem their audiobook. 

 

We currently offer codes for the following audio programs:


In Spanish: 

 

How do participants listen to audio? 

 

1. Stream Online

A participant uses a code to log in. The audio program is embedded in the webpage. Select a chapter and press the red arrow to play. 

 

 

2. Download for later use 

If a participant wants to download an audio program for later use offline, this option is available. We provide instructions for downloading audio.

 

 

If you have other questions that aren't covered, please ask. You can Emily or Claire (sales@bullpub.com) any time.

Tool Kit: Thriving and Surviving with Cancer Self-Management Program

Tool Kit: Thriving and Surviving with Cancer Self-Management Program

Developed with the Self-Management Resource Center 


About The Thriving and Surviving with Cancer Self-Management Program

Congratulations! You have taken a big step toward managing your life with cancer. We are here to help.

Managing life with cancer is not easy. Cancer survivors want to have the best quality of life possible before, during, and after treatment. Dealing with physical and emotional problems can be challenging, especially when you are living with the uncertainties brought on by cancer, but you can do it! You can thrive!

This Tool Kit does not provide cures or miracles. Instead, it offers you information and skills that are helping cancer survivors lead fuller lives.

We hope that this Tool Kit contains most of what you need. We will not tell you what to do. Rather, we will give you tips and encourage you to try new things and to make the best choices for you. As with anything that is new, it may feel a bit awkward at first, but take it slow and easy. Try the different tools, then make corrections if necessary, to find what works best for you. Then over time, you will have your own set of tools to become better at managing your life.

So, let’s get started! The Tool Kit includes:

  1. - A booklet, which begins with a Self-Test that will help you decide where you want to focus. You might start by taking the Self-Test and then scoring it. Your scores will suggest places to start. It also contains Tip Sheets about specific topics that others have found key in managing their conditions, and illustrations to accompany the exercise audio program.

  2. - The latest edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions written by experts in the field. Even more important—all the authors have chronic conditions.

  3. - A relaxation audio program with four different relaxation exercises. The first is only five minutes, for a quick start, and the others are about 15 minutes each.

  4. - An exercise audio program with three different levels of exercises, all of which can be done at home.

    We suggest that you spend a couple of hours a week learning and practicing the new skills. There is no right or wrong, so explore to find what works for you to manage better.

You can order Thriving and Surviving with Cancer Self-Management Program directly from us. We offer discounts of up to 40% on bulk orders. 

Self-Management Tool Kits - Frequently Ask Questions

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Frequently asked questions about Self-Management Tool Kits for the Chronic Disease, Diabetes, Pain, and Cancer

 

Q: What is a Tool Kit?

A: Tool kits can be used by individuals or in conjunction with Self-Management Resource Center programs that are supplemented with small group (3-5 people) in six weekly phone calls. 

The mailed Chronic Diesease Self-Management Tool Kit has been approved by the Administration of Community Living as an Evidence-Based Program. The other tools kits were created as a response to the pandemic and are currently under study.

If you are an organization wishing to use the Toolkits as part of a Self-Management Resource Center Program and have questions write SMRC@selfmanagementresource.com.

 

Q: What is in a Tool Kit? 

A: Learn more about the parts of the Self Management Tool Kits


Q: Are the Tool Kits available in different languages? 

A: The Chronic Disease Self-Management Tool Kit is available in Spanish.

The Diabetes Self-Management Tool Kit is also available in Spanish.


Q: Can you ship a kit to an individual participant? 

A: We can ship everything directly to you or your organization via FedEx Ground. 
 
Or, we can ship complete kits to individual participants. If this is what you require, email us a spreadsheet with names and address. We will send them via US media mail to be delivered in 7-10 business days. Please download our spreadsheet to ensure the names are in a format we can use. 

Unfortunately costs prohibit us shipping to individual participants in Canada.


Q: I already ordered books, can I order materials separately to create tool kits? 

A: If your organization has a supply of some materials, such as books or relaxation CDs, you can purchase the remaining products using this form - https://www.bullpub.com/cdsmp-tool-kit-order-form.html


Q: Are these Tool Kits appropriate for the Diabetes or Pain Self-Management course? 

A: The Tool Kit specifically designed for the Diabetes Self-Management course is now available.

The Tool Kit for the Pain Self-Management course is available.

The new Thriving and Surviving with Cancer Self-Management Program is available on February 14, 2023.



Q: Some participants don't have CD players? 

A: If you are interested in digital (MP3) options for books and CDs, please email emily@bullpub.com with your questions.

Self-Management Tool Kits

Self-Management Tool Kits

Proven Tools for Remote Learners

Bull Publishing offers chronic disease, diabetes and chronic pain tool kits for participants who are at home. Below are the details for each.
 
 
The Thriving and Surviving with Cancer Self-Management Program includes the following materials and is priced at $59.95 each. Available now!
 

1) A booklet, which begins with a Self-Test that will help you decide where you want to focus. 

2) The latest edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions written by experts in the field. Even more important—all the authors have chronic conditions.

3) A relaxation audio program with four different relaxation exercises. The first is only five minutes, for a quick start, and the others are about 15 minutes each.

4) An exercise audio program with three different levels of exercises, all of which can be done at home. 

 

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Tool Kit includes the following materials and is priced at $47.96 each. It is also available in Spanish.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Diabetes Self-Management Tool Kit includes the following matierals and is priced at $41.56 each. A Spanish Diabetes Tool Kit is also available.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Tool Kit includes the following materials and is priced at $38.36 each:

 
 
 
 
 
If your organization has a supply of some materials, such as the book or relaxation CD, you can purchase the remaining products and build-your-own Tool Kits to include digital products using this form - https://www.bullpub.com/cdsmp-tool-kit-order-form.html.
 
If you are interested in digital (eBook or MP3) options for books and CDs, please email Emily@bullpub.com with questions.
 

Shipping 

We can ship everything directly to you. 
 
Or, we can ship complete kits to individual participants. If this is what you require, email us a spreadsheet with names and address. We will send them via US media mail to be delivered in 7-10 business days. Please download our spreadsheet to ensure the names are in a format we can use. 
 
 
Cost prohibits us from shipping kits to individual participants in Canada. 
 

Questions?

Please feel free to email Emily - emily@bullpub.com - with any questions or to place an order.
 

 

New Review: The Last Things We Talk About: Your Guide to End of Life Transitions

The Last Things We Talk About Your Guide to End of Life Transitions

Our book, The Last Things We Talk About: Your Guide to End of Life Transitions by Elizabeth Boatwright, is reviewed in the recent issue of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors Journal.

The review isn't available online, but we are thrilled to read that reviewer John "Skip" Frenzel, of Agape Long Term Care, uses the book in his work as a consultant. 

Among other things, Frenzel says the book is, "thorough and covers many details that are often overlooked . . . I strongly recommend it." 

More about The Last Things We Talk About: Your Guide to End of Life Transitions by Elizabeth Boatwright.

Starred review from Library Journal for The Last Things We Talk About: Your Guide to End of Life Transitions

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We are thrilled to receive a starred review for The Last Things We Talk About: Your Guide to End of Life Transitions by Elizabeth Boatwright from Library Journal

 

An excerpt: "VERDICT Excellent in every way; recommended for all libraries, and readers facing end-of-life challenges."

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The full review is now available on the Library Journal website

Changes to the new 2nd Edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain

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The new edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain, 2nd Edition will be ready to ship on June 11, 2021

In this new second edition, the authors have carefully developed and improved every chapter.

Packed with useful advice, tips, strategies, and positive reinforcement, the book empowers readers to become their own informed pain self-managers. 

 

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain

 

Highlights of the changes to this edition: 

  • - An updated and scientifically sound discussion of pain in Chapter 1 that gives readers the information they need to best manage their personal pain.

  • - An updated resources chapter with a useful emphasis on how to find and judge online resources.

  • - New more in-depth coverage of mental health issues related to pain, including depression, anger, fear, guilt, stress, and memory problems.

  • - An all-new chapter, Organizing and Pacing Your Life for Pain Self-Management and Safety that includes thorough, well-illustrated information on using assistive technology.

  • - Completely rewritten exercise chapters with clearer illustrations to help readers build their own exercise program, step-by-step. This chapter also discusses taking advantage of exercise opportunities in the community.

  • - An updated communication chapter to assist readers as they navigate through the health care system, featuring helpful tips on remote communication as well as in-person visits.

  • - Another all-new chapter, Managing Pain During Employment and Unemployment, sensitively addresses the issues connected with experiencing pain in the workplace.

  • - Two completely updated chapters on weight management and nutrition that discuss the relationship between pain and nutrition and reflect current government standards and the most recent research.

The Moving Easy Program audio is included with the book. 

 

Questions?

If you have questions about the new edition, sign up for a newsletter for updates or email Emily (emily@bullpub.com) for more information.