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An Unintended Benefit: Weight Loss Imagery Helps with Incest Trauma

02 Nov

We got this beautiful note from an incest survivor expressing appreciation for the imagery on the Weight Loss audio.  She told us that the body-friendly imagery on it was oblique, indirect and non-threatening enough to help her with the deeply held traumatic issues, in ways that more direct sexual abuse meditations could not. This is a great reminder that there are many ways to get the job of healing done.

Dear Belleruth,
An unexpected benefit for me of your Weight Loss CD came in relation to my healing from lifelong incest.  Because of being intensely uncomfortable in my body, all the self-help meditations directly addressing the sexual abuse, and all the inner child CDs were too frightening for me.  

But the imagery of friendliness and appreciation towards the body was gently and remarkably healing for me in the Weight Loss meditation. 

Thank you a thousand times; I literally would not have lived through the trauma of my healing without your guided imagery CDs.  I have many of them.

I no longer suffer with night terrors. Occasional nightmares, yes. But not the horrific night terrors.

Thank you. I never imagined there could be life without terror. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to you and my remarkable therapist. (Who, by the way has met you at some of your workshops.)

Blessings to you,
AnneMarie

P.S. Thank you so much for the reminder at the end of each affirmation set that I am held in the hands of God and am "perfectly, utterly safe." That helped re-grow my faith in a God who is good…and safe.

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