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Trauma imagery helps abuse victim learn to like changing of seasons from Winter to Spring

07 Jan
Nurse writes that trauma imagery helped her avoid the depression of past years as Winter changed to Spring..
Briefly, I was a victim of sexual abuse from the ages of seven to ten. This man (a neighbor) literally pulled me off the sidewalk one day in April and changed my life forever. In winter, he left me alone. But come Spring, there he was again. It was a couple of years into therapy as an adult before I realized why I had always loved Winter and sank into depression each Spring.

This year was different, because I began listening to the trauma imagery each weekend morning, during the winter months.

This year, for the first time in my remembered life, I looked forward to Spring, loved every moment of its awakening, and did not experience depression. I am very thankful.

By the way, I am a nurse who now teaches Stress Management, guided imagery, and I am also a certified Interactive Imagery practitioner.

With great happiness, I am Mary S.
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