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Getting Past Monkey Mind So She Can Sleep at Night

18 Jan


Hello Belleruth, I deal with anxiety. I am managing it pretty well. However, both my husband and I are unemployed and job searching, which is stressful. 

Some nights I get monkey brain when I go to bed, and I can't shut it off. It takes me forever to get to sleep and if I do get to sleep, I don't sleep well. 

I do have your Relaxation and Wellness CD, but I am wondering if Healthful Sleep would be better. Please let me know. 

Thank you, Hillary

Dear Hillary,

Sorry about these stressful conditions you’re experiencing.  Hopefully they'll be very temporary, and in the meantime, I'm sure you know that you're in very good company on this score! So many terrific people are out of work, it's ridiculous.

Yes, the Sleep imagery is much better for sleeping!  Even the music is much better for helping people to nod off.  

If you check the feedback on places like Amazon and on our site, too, you'll see it seems to work surprisingly well for most people - even those who find the whole idea of using a method like this extemely dorkey (like the funny, insomniac blogger on this week’s Inspiring Story page). 

I'd definitely give it a try!  Hope it helps!!  

Take care and be well, 

All best,


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