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Give Guided Imagery a Serious Try – Listen to the Whole Thing Once Through!

08 Aug

This was just posted on Amazon, and it’s a great reminder of how important it is to give guided imagery time to work its way into your psyche and have the desired impact, especially if you’re a hyper-adrenergized combat vet or general trauma survivor, who cannot get into it at first, because of being so vigilant and hyper-alert (and for good reason – you’re in a survival-based, biochemically induced alarm state, for heaven’s sake, and it doesn’t feel safe to relax at first….)  So please read this and remember to give it a little time.  You’ll be glad you did.  

Here’s the post:
This review is from: Meditations to Relieve Stress (Audio CD)

I really like all the CD's she has produced in this series.

I have shared these with others who weren't so enthused.  I think the difference was I was first introduced to these in a group therapy program.  It took until I had sat through one of the CD's before I could relax enough to let the program work.

This was done at a VA Medical Center and it was my fellow vets that helped me drop my guard enough for the program to work.

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