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Retrieving Our Compassion after Trauma

09 Dec

Someone just pointed out this comment on Amazon – it’s about our guided imagery for posttraumatic stress (Healing Trauma), where you enter your own broken heart, have a look around at the landscape, (which represents symptoms) and then travel under it to a deeper part of the self that is whole, beautiful and indestructible.  

This imagery doesn’t work for everyone, but it does for a lot of people – people who are rebounding from all sorts of ugly, traumatic situations - and when it does, it really does, and that’s a beautiful thing.  And yes, making you cry is part of the healing.  

So the HJ staff says thanks to Nikoo from Connecticut for reminding us of the impact this imagery often has.

5.0 out of 5 stars  Getting into the heart, October 15, 2013
By Nikoo M "Nikoo" (Connecticut)

This review is from: Healing Trauma: Guided Imagery for Posttraumatic Stress (Health Journeys) (Audio CD)

I've been through therapy and listen to Tara Brach and Sharon Salzberg who have a lighthearted and practical way about them. I work with mindfulness but one thing I've had issue with though is "loving kindness". It's been very difficult for me to touch into my deeper compassion for others and a safe place for myself. This guided meditation got me there. It's amazing and will make you cry.
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 and was released in paperback January of 2006.