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How to Use Different CDs for Multiple Health Challenges: M.S., Hypertension, Fibromyalgia & Weigh

01 May
A woman with multiple health challenges, plus a recent 40-pound weight gain, asks which imagery resources would help and how to use them…
Question:

Belleruth, I have M.S., Fibromyalgia, hypertension and other yucky stuff. Since I was diagnosed with MS in 2006, I have gained 40 pounds! Do you have any materials to help? Thank you,
Jeanette

Reply:

Dear Jeanette,

We have imagery to help with each of these issues, but I would caution you against overwhelming yourself with a blitz of audio programs, all at once. It’s true that each of these audios will probably prove useful to you [our Multiple Sclerosis imagery for your M.S.; for your hypertension, our CD Healthy Heart and/or Emmett Miller’s Down with High Blood Pressure; and my Weight Loss or David Illig''s Weight Loss for your sudden gain of 40 pounds].

But I would focus intensively on only one audio program at a time maybe picking the topic you’re most motivated to target for the first – and listening repeatedly until you''re tired of it (or experience a "saturation effect", as some of my colleagues would say), and then move on to a different one, focus intensively on that one, then alternate that imagery with the first one and move on to the next. Eventually you can mix all of them, in any order you wish, knowing that you''ve done a baseline of intensive work with each one, and so your receptivity to each is ensured.

I hope this helps. Best of luck,
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