Ulu Mendiola, session 14 10/21/1997
Reverend Doctor Mits Aoki session with Ulu Mendiola recorded on 10/21/1997 for the documentary "Living Your Dying." Topics include: updates on Mendiola's health status including bone spurs in her vertebra causing pain; fear of expressing love; learning how to communicate with her different doctors; how she reacts to her illness and accepting that it is a part of her; the use of affirmation, breathing and imagery techniques to manage pain; recognizing signals from her body when she embarks on activities like driving and walking; and how her medication is affecting her memory and causing mental confusion. Rev. Dr. Aoki guides Mendiola in a relaxation and imagery exercise that uses the power and rhythm of hula to quiet her pain. The two end the session with a prayer. Session spans 2 videotapes.
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