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Childhood Abuse Survivor Overcomes Spring Depression Associated with Past Predations by Neighbor

07 Jun

It is with great pleasure that I am able to tell you what a huge difference guided imagery has made to me.

Briefly, I was a victim of sexual abuse from age seven to 10. This man (a neighbor) literally pulled me off the sidewalk one day in April and changed my life forever. In winter, he left me alone. But come Spring, there he was again.

It was a couple of years into therapy before I realized why I had always loved winter and sank into depression each Spring.

This year was different, for I began listening to guided imagery specifically directed toward healing trauma and PTSD each weekend morning, during the winter months.

This year, for the first time in my remembered life, I looked forward to Spring, loved every moment of its awakening, and did not experience depression.

I now teach Stress Management, guided imagery, and do Interactive Imagery (soon to be certified).

With great happiness, I am Maura M.

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