FEATURESThe Journey of Women With Breast Cancer Who Engage in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A Qualitative ExplorationWeitz, M. Velma DrNP, MSN, CRNP; Fisher, Kathleen PhD, CRNP; Lachman, Vicki D. PhD, APRN, MBEAuthor Information Women's Care Center, Drexel University College of Medicine (Dr Weitz), College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University (Dr Fisher), and College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University (Dr Lachman), Philadelphia, PA. Correspondence: M. Velma Weitz, DrNP, MSN, CRNP, Women's Care Center, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1427 Vine St, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (email@example.com). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: January/February 2012 - Volume 26 - Issue 1 - p 22-29 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31823c008b Buy Metrics Abstract This phenomenological study explores the “lived experience” of 8 women with stage I or II breast cancer who used mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). The following 4 themes were identified: (1) the cancer journey: a shift in perception, (2) the treatment journey: the experience of MBSR, (3) the journey toward recovery, and (4) the journey toward self. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.