Coaching Before Surgery

Like many important life events, surgery is an experience we can improve with active preparation. You would expect an athlete to train for a sports event or a student to study for an exam, right? Likewise, you can make your surgical experience more comfortable, safe and successful with surgery coaching.

  • Learn what to expect from the process so you feel confident and in control
  • Gain trust in your body and your surgical team so you feel calm and safe
  • Let go the fear and resistance you may be feeling about the procedure
  • Master proven strategies for dealing with anxiety and worries

Coaching before Surgery will prepare you, allaying apprehension, promoting a favourable surgical outcome meaning you will recover even faster.

Why Coaching Before Surgery?

Multiple scientific studies have confirmed that relatively simple behavioural changes before surgery can improve postoperative outcomes including*:

  • Less blood loss during surgery
  • Fewer surgical complications Lower risks of infection Shorter hospital stays
  • Reduced need for pain medication

Surgery coaching improves the outcome of your procedure by empowering you to go into the experience with more confidence and a relaxed mind and body.

When you reduce your health risks before and during the surgery, you can save on out of pocket costs spent on complications and a slow recovery afterwards.

* Dreher H, Mind-Body Interventions for Surgery: Evidence and Exigency, Advances In Mind-Body Medicine 14, 207-222, 1998

If you feel anxious or worried about your surgery, coaching is for you.

Benefits of Pre-Surgery Coaching

Many of us lead busy lives and need or want to return to our work and family as soon as possible. If you are well prepared for it, the opportunities for rapid recovery are greatly enhanced. Because surgical procedures can affect our lives in many ways, healing is more than simply a physical process. In fact, faster physical healing is supported when your emotional and psychological needs are met.

Surgical coaching can help you recover faster by giving you the tools you need to:

  • Faster than expected healing and recovery
  • Find the steps or strategies you need to get you through with confidence
  • Emotionally process the event itself with post-surgical coaching
  • Deal with a sense of loss or change of identity, which can happen unexpectedly
  • Identify new limitations and find the assistance you need