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August 08, 2004

09 Aug
I’ll be presenting the material from my new book, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal at Ursuline Sophia Center on August 27th and 28th. Even though the book isn’t officially out until Sept 7th, Bantam will be drop-shipping a supply for me to autograph, ‘specially for this event…
Hello there. I’m looking forward to speaking at Ursuline College’s Sophia Center at the end of the month, both for the Friday evening talk on August 27th, and the all day workshop on Saturday the 28th. I’m excited to be presenting the material from my new book, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal. Even though the book isn’t officially out until Sept 7th, BantamDell/Random House promises to have a phat supply there, straight from the printer, for me to autograph.

However, since this is also the weekend my first grandbaby is due, I’m selfishly hoping against hope that this strapping bambino will have the good sense to arrive early, so I can be there to personally greet him (yes, it’s a him) when he makes his debut in St. Louis, where my daughter and her husband now reside. And if this little bruiser really wanted to be a sport, he’d come next week, so I could hang out and help his mom and dad for a week before I’m thrown out by the equally eager mom-in-law. But, yes, all this nitpicking about timing aside, we’ll all settle for a healthy baby. Of course!

I have news of some other terrific learning opportunities by talented Cleveland practitioners:

  • Starting mid-September, Fran Zamore LISW and Ester Leutenberg, Certified Sage-ing CircleTM Facilitators, will be leading a fabulous, year-long Program (twice a month through August 2005) on becoming an "Elder", based on the work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. It will be held alternately at Ursuline Sophia Center and Fairhill Center, and includes compelling topics such as Forgiveness, Conscious Living, Intuition, Gratitude, Loving the Self and much more. So if you’re interested in an antidote for all the debilitating images about ageing that this wacky culture of ours bombards us with, call 216.421.1350 extension 160.

  • The Isla Mujeres Women’s Retreat, Portals to the Self, is planning its fifth annual event. This fabulously popular workshop, led in Mexico by Ceci McDonnell LISW and Karen Rosenberg LISW, creates a small, joyful community of women who engage in storytelling, yoga, movement, water play, guided imagery, ritual and journaling to gain access to the deepest self, and grow, share gifts and enliven lives. It rocks. To learn more, click on or email Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s International Coaching Program is starting its second very successful year. Co-chaired by Dorothy Siminovitch PhD and John Carter PhD, it boasts a spectacular faculty and program, deploying those potent, Gestalt concepts about Self in relationship to Other, to illuminate and teach the essentials of coaching in a most sophisticated and engaging way. For more info, Click on or call 216-421-0468.

  • Jim Kepner PhD and Carol DeSanto LISW have posted a new calendar of training in energy healing and, most notably, their exciting new technique of Nervous System Energy Work that is so helpful to trauma survivors suffering from PTSD. To check out the entire schedule, click on or call 216-896-9607.

  • Certified Diabetes Educator and About-To-Become-PhD, Ann Williams, has produced some very important basic information for people with diabetes Diabetes: The Basics, in one CD set, and another about living with visual impairment and diabetes. These thoughtful, well-researched and critically informative sets are available through the website of the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland at . Check it out for yourself or someone you care about.

  • Okay, that’s it for now. Do click on our events calendar for more info about my speaking schedule, and keep an eye peeled for our brand new HJ catalog. It’s going into the mail now, and we’ve added some wonderful new resources by some awesomely gifted practitioners.

    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