This program, used in hospitals across the country, consists of a one-hour workshop based on the book Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster and its companion relaxation/healing CD. The group workshop teaches five key steps to help you prepare for surgery. A family member or friend may accompany you for free. Private workshops are also available. An analysis of research studies involving 8,600 patients demonstrates that people who prepared for surgery using this course had less pain, fewer complications and recovered sooner.