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Sometimes Books, Audios Can Fill the Breach when Therapy is Too Expensive…

30 Mar

Hello. I am a trauma survivor, the kind that is the most seasoned from early life abuse and patterns of self-destructive behavior. Although the acting out ended decades ago, I am truly impressed at how much work it is to heal from this kind of trauma which is related to my sexuality.

I'm writing mainly to say a deep, heartfelt THANK YOU to Belleruth for helping me find genuine relief and therapy through her book and guided imagery for trauma survivors.

I say ‘better late than never’ as it took this long to find what soothes and heals the wounds. I have also found refuge in Sudarshan Kriya Yoga, which is used for war veterans to regulate their breathing and hormone levels related to PTSD.

I wish I could say that I am working with a therapist right now, but I am currently unemployed and required to make the very most of what I've got, i.e., reasonably good health and a lot of smarts and work ethic. I am a consummate survivor, which has its pros and cons.

So the biggest obstacle is that I can't afford it right now. I figure it can't hurt to keep looking for a suitable therapist while I address the urgent need to find work.

I've gotten this far in life through sheer determination (age 56) so I trust that my life someday will lead to a beneficial outcome.

Most of all, this is a message of deep gratitude for Belleruth's profound gifts of insight about human nature as well as science. I feel that she sees me even though we've never met.


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