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Mindfulness and Relaxation Resources in the Patient & Family Library

By Michelle Snow, Librarian, Patient & Family Education, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Anxiety and fear are common feelings for patients and families coping with cancer. Yoga, visualization and meditation are some examples of relaxation techniques that can help reduce anxiety.

Learn about meditation and visualization from these resources in the Patient & Family Library.

How to Become a Library Member

The first time you borrow resources, you will need to fill out a registration form and show valid identification with your name and address, such as a Driver's License or UHN Hospital Card. Once you register with us, you may borrow resources for a 3 week loan from any of the UHN Patient & Family Libraries.



  • Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Mindful Way Workbook by John Teasdale
  • Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
  • Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Linda Carlson
  • Calming Your Anxious Mind by Jeffrey Brantley


Relaxation Class at Princess Margaret

Learn how to use deep breathing, muscle relaxation and guided imagery to heal you mind, body and spirit.  Visit the Relaxation class page for more information.


Online Videos

Find YouTube videos on relaxation and yogic breathing, created by University Health Network, on the ELLICSR YouTube channel.



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Last modified: 5/18/2017 12:10 PM