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April 14, 2008

11 Apr
Our CD for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) Is Finally in the Warehouse!

Our CD for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (yes, the very one I obsessed over for more months than I care to admit to!) is now finally in our warehouse…
Hello, everyone.

More and more, we get asked to make our imagery available on iTunes. All I can say is, Lord knows, we’ve tried to get hold of those people! We’ve submitted all their multitudinous forms, tried to find a live human to talk to by phone, roamed the internet, whimpered to our pals, and even whined to our web-savvy children - all to no avail. And so, as a last resort (we are not proud), I’m wondering if any of you out there in Cyberspace can offer us some advice, contacts, ideas, encouragement. If so, please advise! We’d be most grateful.

ocdOur CD for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (yes, the very one I obsessed over for more months than I care to admit to!) is now finally in our warehouse. Even before the actual CDs were in hand, the response was intense and plentiful, between the orders for digital downloads and the backorders for CDs. Clearly, this is a commonplace condition, even more so than we thought.

This program is designed to complement, support and enhance the preferred, standard treatment of choice for OCD: a combination of CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) and SSRI’s (the class of medications known as Sustained, Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors, such as Prozac, Luvox, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, etc). We know that if somebody sticks with this regimen, they get a lot better.

And that goes for Panic Disorder too. In fact, if you check out this week’s Hot Research , you’ll see some encouraging results for panic attacks with this combo of treatment, coming out of The Netherlands, showing that the combination of these two therapies works more effectively than either one alone, although either one alone helps too.

panic attacksNext I’d love to see them do randomized clinical trials with CBT plus SSRI’s, with or without guided imagery specifically for Panic Attacks, to establish how much added boost guided imagery contributes to healing. I’m sure that’s coming, sooner or later, and I’m sure those results will be pretty too.

Okay, take care and be well!

All best,
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