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A therapist who uses guided imagery for himself and his clients, has been newly diagnosed with Parki

13 Feb
A therapist who uses guided imagery for himself and his clients, has been newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and wonders when the new imagery for PD will be released..
Dear Belleruth,

I have been a grateful recipient of your imagery since before Time/Warner found you. [Ed. Note: This would be before 1990].

As a therapist, you have helped me help others and personally, you have helped me to heal through major surgeries as well as major upsets.

My doctor has recently diagnosed me with Parkinson''s disease and I am eagerly awaiting your CD. Do you have a release date set?

Thank you for everything you have done for me and helped me do for others.

Fondly, James A.



Dear James,
Thanks for the kind words! I’m delighted that guided imagery has been helpful to you in the past, and I hope this new Parkinson’s imagery will be good for you as well. (Chances are, it will. We know that if you got something out of previous programs, that’s the best predictor of how you’ll do with this one.)

I’m happy to say that an audio mix is being reviewed by our panel of PD experts, and the packaging is being designed, even as we speak. So, assuming our experts don’t HATE it or have major changes for us to make, I’m thinking that it will be maybe 6 weeks, most likely, or by the end of March/early April. This is my hope, in any case. We’ll announce it as soon as we know for sure.

I’m sorry about this latest diagnosis of yours, but I imagine you''ve already found out that there is much you can do to stay strong and well, and this includes practicing guided imagery. Many complimentary and holistic techniques are recommended by the Parkinson’s Foundation, and are in keeping with what we all suspect, intuit and know for sure. I mention them in the introduction to the P.D. audio program - things like yoga, qigong, vitamin supplements, meditation, relaxation, etc etc.

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