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This Navy Nurse Uses Guided Imagery for Just about Everything!

31 Oct

4203bWe got this amazing note from a Navy nurse, who has maybe used guided imagery to benefit people in more ways than we've seen in a long time. Too bad we can't just clone her and put her on the road to sing the praises of this simple, user-friendly, portable, inexpensive technique. She's quite the point person. Here she is:

I have been using guided imagery since 1994, when I worked on an oncology unit. Since then I have used guided imagery extensively in my personal life, predominately for chronic pain from interstitial cystitis (since 1996) and hip pain from arthritis.

For many years I read the pain imagery from Ms. Naparstek's first book, Staying Well with Guided Imagery, to all my childbirth preparation classes (this was before you made the imagery for Pregnancy & Childbirth, and was an avid guided imagery advocate to all who were receptive to the idea.

I got the Posttraumatic Stress imagery for my son when he came back from Iraq, but before I could give them to him, I loaned them to a young man who spent two tours in Iraq as a Navy Corpsman with the Marines. What a joy to see him benefit so dramatically from the healing messages in these CDs!

Currently I am having great success with the Weight Loss imagery, having lost 20 pounds this year. It's coming off in a slow and healthy way.

I am also using the Successful Surgery to prepare for a total hip replacement that will take place soon.

Thank you so much for such a variety of very effective healing modes. I have been truly blessed by them and share the guided imagery story every chance I can get.

Deirdre G., Navy Nurse

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.