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A social worker on a dialysis unit talks about the value of guided imagery for her patients who unde

10 Nov
A social worker on a dialysis unit talks about the value of guided imagery for her patients who undergo dialysis three times a week, and also for her own personal issues..
I am a social worker who has used guided imagery for myself (stress, weight management, occasional insomnia, etc) and for my patients in the context of a dialysis center. Most come three times a week for several hours at a time. It’s not an easy situation for them to be tethered to a chair 3 times a week. Some definitely do better than others with this. Some are also healthier than others.

I find the dialysis imagery very helpful to those who are getting discouraged or for those who just need a boost in motivation and inspiration. It’s also a welcome change for those who don’t want to sleep and are sick of watching TV.

I wanted to give you feedback and say thanks to Health Journeys for giving me this tool to help me in my work and to use for myself too.

Anna Lee MSW, LMSW
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