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guided imagery helps son with reading and mood

08 Nov
The mother of a sweet-natured, ten-year-old, developmentally disabled son reports how the guided imagery his Special Ed teacher made for him has helped him with his reading and his mood..
"I have a sweet-natured, ten-year-old, developmentally disabled son. He has trouble reading, figuring problems out, and playing with the other kids. He is in a very good school program, and he also works with an excellent Special Ed tutor twice a week. This tutor introduced guided imagery to James. He created 3 tapes for him to listen to, in between their sessions."

"In them, he has James imagining he is doing well at various activities. He has special resources to call upon. He has friends and approval. The tapes seem to have given him the confidence and self-esteem to tackle his usual challenges with greater focus and energy. After only a few weeks, his reading has improved. His mood is more upbeat. I am very excited about this! I look forward to seeing what he will be able to do in another month or two. James is not the only one who feels hope - so does his mother!!"

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James’ Mom
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