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20 Jul

I have been experiencing anxiety and panic about my health, catastrophic thinking. I can’t seem to stop ruminating.

 I can’t seem to stop ruminating. Your anxiety/panic CD has been helpful. I’m wondering if you could recommend others that would help me get out of the catastrophic, ruminating thinking.

Thanks so much for doing these CD’s, and thank you for your help!

Rebecca

11 Jul

Question:

“OK what is mindfulness training & where can I get some?!!!  Yesterday at work I had a very stressful day, and by afternoon, I noted some definite cognitive deterioration…. couldn't hold a thought in my head. Please advise.”

Danielle

05 Jul

Question:

BR,

I work with kids who are healing from burn trauma at a local children’s hospital burn center. Do you think imagery and relaxation could help with the itch problem in healing burn injury? The children do a great deal of damage scratching and complicate their recovery.

Christopher

28 Jun

Question:

Dear Belleruth,

Thanks for making so many wonderful audio programs. I’m confused about the best way to use all the ones I want. I’m dealing with several different issues. Do I have to start with just one, or can I get all three of them and begin using them right away?

Thanks,

Danielle

20 Jun

Question:

I have yet to find a good guided visual imagery program for reducing uterine fibroids. I have more and more patients in my psychotherapy practice who are dealing with fibroids, wanting to do everything they can to reduce the fibroids and avoid surgery. (If they do need surgery, of course I immediately get them started on your CD for that!)

It would be enormously useful to have one of your guided visual imagery CDs for these women -- and as the baby boomers move toward and into menopause, there will certainly be more and more of them!

Thanks for all you have already produced, and always looking forward to more.

Marion

13 Jun

A man suffering from clinical depression and anxiety since the loss of his beloved wife two years ago, wonders if guided imagery can help him, along with the counseling he’s already getting. Here is his question and our answer:

Question:

I am taking EMDR with a counselor as part of grief treatment. I lost my beloved wife two years ago July. 

I have your excellent CD on cancer (I had a cancer scare myself, but am cancer-free, praise the Lord.)

What CDs or other materials do you recommend for grief?  I have suffered with clinical anxiety and depression because of my wife's death. Therapy has helped a lot, but I love guided imagery.

06 Jun

Dear Belleruth:

I work in a nursing home where we always have confused people who are awake all night and sleep during the day.  I’d love to use guided imagery for sleep or agitation.  Which CD would be best for people with various types of dementia? Does guided imagery even work with brains that are damaged? 

Thanks,
Kay

31 May

Question:

Dear Belleruth, 

I’ve been diagnosed with Stage Two Breast Cancer.  I am undergoing chemotherapy, which seems to be working, but I get discouraged and scared just the same.  I have been cautioned by my kids to stop worrying or I will make the cancer worse.  Even my nurse tells me how important it is to maintain a positive attitude.  How much damage am I doing to my body by worrying, and how can I stop?  

Melissa M.

23 May

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My therapist told me that it might be better to restrict myself to guided meditation that doesn’t involve trying to visualize. I used to really enjoy doing visualizations, but now I am plagued by negative images, the opposite of what I’m after, and cannot see the positive any more. This frustrates and upsets me. What should I do? 

Sarah

16 May

We got this question from a woman who says she cannot part with her things. So, in honor of Pack Rat Day, we’re posting her question and BR’s answer.

Question:

Hi, Belleruth,

I’m a 56-year-old woman who cannot part with my things – old papers, my kids’ baby clothes, their old school projects, yellowed, ratty music programs, and even letters from people I barely remember.  I listen to your tapes nightly in the tub and love them. Got any advice for me? Thank you, Ellie.