The Surgery Coach

Preparing for surgery allows individuals to start the healing process by decreasing anxiety and developing a more positive attitude before, during and after surgery using an approach of body, mind and spirit. Individuals that prepare for surgery can feel more empowered, decrease the use of pain medication, and increase mobility for a faster recovery.

Services are done on the Internet, phone or in-person:

  • Pre-surgery – Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Workshop™. The book, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster by Peggy Huddleston and its companion mp3 or CD must be purchased.
  • Other workshops based on Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster 5-step program include:
    • Reduce Anxiety, Headaches and Migraines™
    • Lesson Chronic Pain and Speed Healing™
    • Lesson Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation™
  • Assistance with surgeon selection.
  • Personal coaching and/or hypnotherapy/EFT before or after surgery.

For more information, please see my Prepare for Surgery brochure.

To learn more about how Bela can help you prepare for your upcoming surgery, call 503-848-3640 or email me today for a free 30-minute consultation.


Bela Friedman is a gifted hypnotherapist and life coach. I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in her monthly inspiring women’s circles. Her desire to help each person on their unique life journey, her beautiful soothing voice, and creative interactions are quite encouraging. 

It had been decades since I had a surgical procedure. Having tried virtually every alternative with little or no success to address my bone on bone arthritic knees, I succumbed to western medicine’s go-to, a complete knee replacement. Prior to her recent hip surgery, Bela discovered Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Fast book and program. When she raved about how it had helped her sail through surgery and truly heal rapidly, I was instantly interested. I immediately purchased the book and started listening to the audio meditation tape. Bela was training to become certified in Huddleston’s innovative program and helped guide me through the various aspects of preparation for my surgery. It definitely made a significant difference for me. I feel that my smooth surgery and recovery were largely due to Bela’s sincere coaching and the heal fast program.

My husband is facing a delicate surgical procedure now and is following the heal fast protocol with Bela’s support. He is so calm about the pending surgery and totally confident about a successful outcome. I am certain that his positive approach is due in large part to Bela’s coaching and the heal fast program she is now certified in.

Bela Friedman would be my choice as a life coach/hypnotherapist for any major juncture in life that came my way. Her dedication and skill are exemplary. I highly recommend her without the slightest reservation.


Thank you for making this workshop available to us.  Bela was so gracious and encouraging during our session. She has a lovely, comforting voice to listen to and is confident, knowledgeable and thorough.  I’m sure Bela will help many others facing surgery with her abilities leading them though this valuable process.  I highly recommend Bela and the Be Prepared for Surgery workshop for anyone facing surgery.