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A Free Report on Guided Imagery and Diabetes

11 Aug

Last week Jim Mosnot and I attended the 2013 AADE meeting (American Association of Diabetes Educators), where I gave one of the keynotes – talked about the impact guided imagery and other mind-body methods have on managing diabetes.

It was a great public health opportunity to put together a free report on diabetes and guided imagery for the attendees.  So we did.

The report summarizes the positive impacts on blood glucose, cholesterol & lipid profiles, hemoglobin A1c, blood pressure, peripheral circulation, neuropathy, motivation for self-care, body mass index, depression, anxiety and other psychological distress. It also offers several links to sample audio segments and a lot of practice tips, plus a bunch of research citations for ammunition with skeptics.

At the end of my talk, I let people know that they could access the report by texting the word ‘BELLERUTH’ and their email address to this number:  1-678-249-3375, whereupon, they immediately received the download.

So now you can, too.  It’s a strong report and we want people to have it.  Please pass the word around to colleagues, friends and family who deal with diabetes:

•    Text the word: BELLERUTH
•    And your email address
•    To this number: 1-678-249-3375


AADE 2013 was an impressive conference.  Diabetes educators are a pretty wonderful bunch – committed, knowledgeable, smart, down-to-earth, caring and fun.  A lot of professions are represented here: nurse practitioners, dieticians, pharmacists, endocrinologists, public health officers from the CDC, social workers, psychologists… and many, I noticed, are serious foodies – always a plus, as far as I’m concerned!

You can access their summary of my talk here.

Okay, take care and be well.

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