Guided Imagery and Meditation Blog | Health Journeys

You are here: Home Inspiring Stories Guided Imagery Is Making Panic Attacks Sparse

Guided Imagery Is Making Panic Attacks Sparse

21 Aug

Hello, Health Journeys and Belleruth. I'm 52 and I have suffered from horrible panic attacks off and on since I was 16. I never know exactly when they will strike. At my worst times, I would have 2 or 3 a day, where I could barely function. For reasons I won't go into here, I cannot take medication.

My daughter who is a nurse suggested I try guided imagery, so 3 mos ago I uploaded your Panic Attack audio to my phone and started listening to one or two segments of it 3-5 times a day.

I found the voice and music calming. What I liked even more was knowing it was in my phone!!! I could access it any time of day and nobody would know I was "undergoing treatment" for my panic attacks!!!

I had to write you all to let you know that after 3 months, I can go up to a week without an attack. This is like a miracle!!!! I may even get rid of these horrible things altogether. I have hope that I will.

My daughter told me to write you, so I am taking her advice once more and doing just that. How did children get so smart?

Thanks to you everyone at your company and keep doing what you do. You change lives!!!! I bet you don't even know how many people you've helped.

Paula Z.,

p.s. If you liked this post, you might enjoy getting our weekly e-news with other articles just like it. If so, sign up here!

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.