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Guided Imagery Makes the Difference for Woman with Long-Standing PTSD

04 Oct

We found this testimonial on the power of guided imagery for healing long-standing posttraumatic stress on a posting on BR’s Huffington Post blog.  It’s not the first time we’ve heard this, but it’s always great to get a report like this:  

I was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress many years ago, while working in the public funded behavioral health system in a large city. I had years in therapy behind me, doing everything I thought would bring healing and getting worse, and finally breaking down.  It was before we knew about the healing reality of guided imagery.

The news that I would never recover was almost overwhelming, even tho' I had survived a seriously abusive childhood and built a successful life and career.  I am fortunate that I have been married to an amazing man for almost 30 years, who is steadfast, grounded, and determined.

We kept looking for answers and found guided imagery and Belleruth's research and work shortly before her book, Invisible Heroes, was published in 2004. Today I am recovered and healing on a deeper level than I even knew was possible.  Guided Imagery is a key piece of PTS works...and I am living, breathing proof!   

I'm convinced that if we were talking about any other illness and this healing treatment. that it would be posted on the front page of every news publication and talked about on every nightly news cast.

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