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My Health Journey: Dealing with PTSD

06 May

Hi Belleruth,

You probably receive a lot of emails from fans, but here's another.

I just finished reading your book, Invisible Heroes which was recommended to me by my Rubenfeld Synergist.  Although I had recently figured out that I have been suffering from PTSD for the past 30 years, it was your book that completely and compassionately described what I've gone through. I am so incredibly grateful.

I have had two autoimmune diseases, heart valve replacement, bulimia, and now high blood pressure. I also self-medicated, etc. I'm an amazingly in-shape person, and I eat a natural foods diet, so the illnesses never made total sense. (I've resolved all the illnesses except for the blood pressure.) But now I know, with all certainty, that everything stems from my witnessing my sister's death from suicide back when I was 17.

It's a long story, and I've finally begun to resolve it. My illnesses were all quite poetic in describing my pain -- bulimia -- purging of toxic shame;  pericarditis -- tears around my heart;  Guillaume Barre syndrome -- numbing down;  a closed heart valve  -- closing out love, and the restricted, constricted flow of life-giving blood. 

I had figured parts of it out over the years, but it wasn't until Rubenfeld Synergy that I began to heal, and connected it all with my anxiety, depression, and hypervigilent savior behavior. 

Your book helped me confirm beyond a doubt that this is what happened to me, making such complete sense of all that I've been through; and that it was my initial bouts of complete dissociation that ultimately led to my situation.   I have recommended your book to friends in need.

I found Rubenfeld Synergy after decades of searching for the answers on my own.  Then one day, so discouraged, I prayed for help in opening up my heart.  Then the miracles began.  I am so much happier.

With prayer, Kundalini Yoga, and most of all Rubenfeld Synergy, I have been able to access and heal so much of my hidden pain and trauma.

I don't feel guilty anymore.

And now, if only all the doctors out there would begin to understand the importance of trauma and healing!

Thank you,
Melanie Burns-Meyer

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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