Cancer is Like Enlightenment at Gunpoint

The most recent advance praise for Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness states, “Cancer is like enlightenment at gunpoint.

The author of this praise is the 95 year old world renowned dancer, performer, and teacher, Anna Halprin and a great friend of mine.

Anna Halprin

Anna Halprin at 95

I am a cancer survivor, so what I have to share comes from personal experience. Cancer is like enlightenment at gunpoint. One must face it and do something. “The Seven Principles of Mindfulness” that Jerome Freedman has so clearly outlined (see page 129) provides us with realistic and practical modalities that give us strength to face the challenges of cancer and hope to survive. This is a must read book for anyone facing cancer or their caretaker.

Anna Halprin, Ph. D is a pioneer in the field of dance as a healing art and has been teaching and performing with people with cancer, AIDS, and other life threatening illnesses for the past 30 years. She is cofounder of the Tamalpa Institute in Kentfield, California and the founder of the San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop. Her numerous awards include the prestigious American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement in Modern Dance. She teaches in her Mountain Home Studio in Kentfield, California and tours the USA and abroad. She is the author of “Moving Toward Life”, “Movement Ritual”, and “Returning to Health with Dance Movement and Imagery”.

This woman has been on of the most important influences in my healing experience.

Here love, kindness, and friendship have transcended our cancers and helped me to completely recover from muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Do you want to learn more about Anna? Read more about her in Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness.

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