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Will the Panic Imagery Work for Breakthrough Anxiety?

07 Jul

Question:

First I wanted to say thank you for your work! I use your General Wellness, MS, Stress and Healthful Sleep cds frequently. My question has to do with anxiety. I am seeing a doc for meds, but I still have some breakthrough anxiety - especially, at stressful times and while menstruating.

I recently purchased the Panic Attacks cd, thinking the calming and feeling secure images would help. When I received it I started having second thoughts. Before I open it, would this be helpful to me? I saw that you do recommend the Stress cd to people with anxiety. Thank you

Joyce

Dear Joyce,

Answer:

The Panic Attack CD has 3 very short, simple, self-regulation exercises to practice with, designed to quickly bring your body chemistry and emotions back into balance when you start to feel triggered; and a regular-length guided imagery exercise that takes the energy of panic and reframes it as the exhilaration of mastery; and of course, a separate track of affirmations.

And even though it's geared to help with the more acute varieties of anxiety, I think it could serve as a nice alternate for the Relieve Stress imagery, give you some variety and some fresh, new "tricks" to have in your back pocket, too.

You can listen to a sound sample if you want to check it out before you remove that shrink wrap.

Good luck and best wishes,

Belleruth

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.