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Grief and PTSD audios are helping man cope with sudden loss of his wife

22 Mar
A man, stunned by the sudden death of his wife from a drunk driver, describes how therapy and guided imagery have helped him begin to regain his energy and reclaim his life..
Dear Belleruth & Health Journeys,

For the past two years, I have been reeling from the accidental death of my wife, who was run over by a drunk driver the day before Christmas, two plus years ago. I was barely functional and kept to myself when it wasn’t necessary for me to be at work. Many a weekend I stayed in bed. I was beset by constant fury, despair, depression and emptiness. I’ve had terrible nightmares, so even sleeping brought me zero relief.

I still suffer this terrible loss, but I believe I am improving at last. I found a wonderful therapist who has helped me understand my symptoms and explained that I probably have PTSD. It was a relief to have a diagnosis that explained what I’ve been going through. He also gave me your CDs for grief and posttraumatic stress, and I believe these two meditations have greatly helped me. I cry like a baby when I listen to them, but it feels like an important release. I believe this is helping me to move beyond my stuck emotional void. I am getting my energy back. Even though I am still in sorrow, I am now able to start participating in my life again. I have hope of improving further. The guided meditations are a great blessing. Thank you for making them.

John 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