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where to find a guided imagery practitioner to work with?

13 Dec
A man recently diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, advancing at a moderate rate, wants to work with a practitioner of guided imagery to help boost his body’s ability to fight this condition

A friend and colleague says that you are an accomplished person with guided imagery. I have been diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia which is advancing at a moderate rate. Do you work with such situations?

Earl P.

Dear Earl,

I gave up my clinical practice 4 years ago, after 33 years, because I could no longer keep it up and do everything else I was doing. However, I can suggest that you work, one-on-one, with a guided imagery practitioner in your area. You can find a certified practitioner either by going to the Academy for Guided Imagery website and clicking on their Find a Practitioner page ( ) where they list certified practitioners by state; or by clicking on the Nurses'' Certificate Program and looking up practitioners by state over at .

Both of these programs do a beautiful job of training people in this scientific art form, and produce highly skilled, compassionate and resourceful experts. 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