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Guided Imagery Helps during Transition from Military to Civilian Life

22 Jul

We love it when active and retired military personnel find some benefit from our imagery recordings.   We still hear from those who serve(d) in Afghanistan and Iraq, but they’re also really useful for transitioning service people.  

Being newly civilian can make a person feel like a fish out of water.  Naturally, it’s weird to go from functioning within a fairly firm structure, with lots of rules and regs, guidance and accountability, authority and support (for whatever the mission or task at hand is), to then be awash in the relative freedom and loosey-goosey chaos of civilian life.

It’s natural to lose confidence and self-esteem when we don’t yet know the ropes – especially when we’re used to knowing what we’re doing.  Sometimes a little support is just the ticket.

So it was great to read what Donna posted on our feedback page under our imagery for Self Confidence and Peak Performance.

Here it is: 

I recently purchased this CD (Confidence and Peak Performance) at my doctor's office.

It has made a significant difference in my life in just a few days. I feel more confident about recent life altering decisions I'm facing.

I've shared my experience with my co-workers. They are all looking into the guided imagery experience to help with their personal challenges.

Many of us are part of the active and retired military community and work for the DoD. It was a comforting surprise to see the military affiliation with Healthjourneys.

Thank you

All of us here at HJ want to say “You’re very welcome” to Donna, and to ask her to accept our thanks for her service in return.
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