This 2-volume DVD set consists of No Fears, No Tears and No Fears, No Tears: 13 Years Later at a special discounted price.
In the mid-1980’s, Dr. Leora Kuttner spearheaded a pioneering pain management project for children with cancer. In the video, No Fears, No Tears, eight courageous children with cancer, ages 3 to 12, demonstrate ways in which the natural abilities of the mind can be enlisted to help ease physical pain. With the support of parents and caregivers, they show how hypnosis, imagery, distraction and visualization methods, and breathing techniques make the disease itself, as well as the long series of painful tests and treatments, bearable.
“A powerful film, especially for pediatricians and pediatric nurses who have experienced the lonely task of inflicting pain in the service of preserving life. A must for all pediatric physicians, nurses. and clinicians in training who work with sick children.” - Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
(All royalty proceeds from this film go to the Canadian Cancer Society.)
In the follow-up DVD No Fears, No Tears: 13 Years Later, Dr. Kuttner revisits seven of the children featured in the original program thirteen years later to explore the long-term impact of having learned as a child how to deal with fear and pain. These now young adults vividly recollect their painful childhood experiences, and describe how learning to master the pain has affected their lives. Their stories dramatically challenge prevailing myths about childhood pain proving that children can learn to actively help themselves through even the most taxing medical treatment.
“It is rare that professionals and parents are permitted to hear from survivors on such a personal level. This video is an exquisite resource, and should be carefully viewed by professionals, parents, and children with cancer.” —Eleanor G. Pask, MScN. EdD. Childhood Cancer Foundation