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Easing Caregiver Stress during Chemo

30 Apr

I listened to your guided imagery program for Caregiver Stress for months as I walked an arduous path with my dearest love of 40 years, as she contended with the stresses and strains of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.  It was not easy.  She is now thankfully in remission.  

Voice, music and words provided exactly what I needed, and therefore what we needed.  The intense fear, doubt, suffering, emotional exhaustion etc etc of the care partner is unacknowledged, ignored, swept under the rug.

By regularly listening to this imagery program, I was able most of the time to stay centered in my resolve to be the supporter and nurturer.  I feel good about the role I played.  The imagery reminded me to take care of myself.  It gave me great comfort.  Our relationship is stronger than ever.  Without the CD I don’t think I would have had the strength to come through for her as I did.  

Blessings and Namaste.

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