Posted by: 2in10 | 07/07/2010

the Huddleston method

I spoke with Peggy Huddleston recently for an article I’m writing for Cape Women Online magazine. I first met Peggy in 1994 when I was having chemotherapy for ovarian cancer Stage III.

Peggy was instrumental in helping me start my healing journey, to find a glimmer of hope where there had been total blackness. With Peggy’s technique for relaxation and visualization, I was able to figure out how to tolerate the chemotherapy I feared and to embrace it for healing. With the Huddleston Method I took the first  of many steps to getting well and staying well.

In 1996 Peggy published Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: A Guide of Mind-Body Techniques. In the foreward, Christiane Northrup, MD and author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, says, “All surgeons know that though we can perform operations well technically, we do not have the power to heal the tissue we have injured. This is up to the patients and their connection with their own inner wisdom.”

Crediting Huddleston with guiding us in that direction she continues, “…Now imagine what would be possible if every patient openly and wholeheartedly embraced his or her part in the healing process — with the full cooperation and acknowledgement of their surgeon and anesthesiologist!” We would be setting the stage for the miraculous to become commonplace, she concludes.

I’ll leave you with that thought for now. May you find some joy in the July heat.




  1. I, too, loved this book. I have had four surgeries in the past year (two reconstructive) and hope never to have surgery again! One technique that is particularly important to me is to have someone read “healing statements” to me while I am under anesthesia. I arrive at surgery with my healing statements and ask someone to read them to me as I get ready for surgery. I was happy to learn that I am not alone in this practice – the doctors knew exactly what I was talking about. My key healing statement is “you will experience little pain and heal quickly”.

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