Positive emotions and the human spirit can enhance healing. Peggy Huddleston’s research shows that her method of preparing for surgery help people significantly reduce anxiety, use 23-50% less pain medication and heal faster.

A study at The Lahey Clinic with 56 patients having colorectal surgery showed that patients using Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster had significantly less anxiety, before surgery and healed faster; leaving the hospital 1.6 days sooner than the control group. By day two at home, they used 60% less pain mediation and had a significant increase in patient satisfaction.  Here is a link to her research:

Hospitals around the country recommend Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster workshops, including: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in Calif.

  • Listen to Peggy Huddleston’s interview on NPR explaining the five steps of Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster.