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A Mom whose dyslexic son has done very well with David Illig’s Improving Your Memory CD wants to kno

06 Apr
A Mom whose dyslexic son has done very well with David Illig’s Improving Your Memory CD wants to know if she should supplement this CD with another, or just stick to this one that works so well
Dear Belleruth,
I just wanted to thank you for your program. My 14 y/o son, Benjamin, has always struggled in school, until we found Dr B, who cured him of asthma and who told us about your CDs.

Benjamin has listened to the Improving Your Memory CD for 1 year, and he is doing the best in school he has ever done. At times when things get tough, he will listen more than just at bedtime. He is convinced (and so am I) that it has made him smarter and able to keep his thoughts and facts in order.

So, thank you, thank you!! Now my question is, should we purchase something else now to supplement or just keep using the one we have?

Sally M.



Dear Sally,

I’m delighted to hear that the CD created by David Illig (awesome psychologist and Ericksonian hypnotherapist extraordinaire) is such a great help to your son! Would you believe, I first got acquainted with his work when my 36 year old son was in junior high school. He was looking for ways to improve his running skills for pitching baseball, and he discovered Dr. Illig’s Win at Sports at the checkout counter of our local bookseller. Just as with your son, the audiotape improved his game enormously, and I was very, very impressed.

I do recommend he use something else to supplement the CD you have. There’s such a thing as the ‘saturation effect’, which happens when somebody just plain gets sick of listening to the same thing, over and over again. Being able to mix it up a little with something else will be a big help. And since we already know he responds really well to David Illig’s style and technique, I would suggest you try his Self-Esteem CD.

Other possibilities are Martha Howard’s Greater Memory and Learning Skills; Emmett Miller’s Winning at Learning; or Shirley McNeal’s Test Taking Mastery. .. and, come to think of it, he might also like my Self-Confidence/Peak Performance imagery too. But your proven quantity is David Illig, so I’d start with another one of his first. Why mess with success??

Good luck and let me know how it goes!

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award