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August 1, 2005

01 Aug
Our prodigious little "healer app", http://www.DesktopSpa.com , made quite a splash at the University of Buffalo, and was such a hit with students that it became required coursework in the mind-body-spirit wellness curriculum at the nursing school..
Our prodigious little "healer app", http://www.DesktopSpa.com , made quite a splash at the exhibit hall of the National Wellness Conference, especially since several nursing faculty members from the University of Buffalo - unprompted by us, mind you - kept coming by and extolling its virtues. Evidently our holistic health jukebox was such a hit with students at Buffalo, that DTS became required coursework in the nursing curriculum there.

Of course, I love hearing this, not just because it’s our most cutting edge Health Journeys resource, but because my firstborn designed and built it. He’s moved on to writing about honking, traffic, neighborhood and environmental concerns (see http://www.naparstek.com and http://www.honku.org ) but in the meantime, we’ve got a terrific little piece of software that’s enormously helpful, accessible and convenient to people, 24-7, at work or at home.

And it also happens to make for a great addition to the normally didactic, ho-hum content of most health sites. In keeping with this idea, DTS is experiencing a sudden resurgence in popularity, with new hospitals, colleges, health spas and companies expressing interest and signing up. Luckily, it’s highly custom-izeable. We can adapt our sturdy, versatile little ‘healer app’ to work as part of anybody’s website, or we can just provide a link from your site to it.

For those of you who came in late, DTS is a web-based, password protected, at-the-screen wellness center, available 24-7 - a kind of holistic health jukebox that streams over 100 brief but super-effective audio and video mini-treatments, using yoga, imagery, acupressure, qigong, breathwork, meditation and ergonomics. These brief, guided sessions are led by 22 of the most respected practitioners and teachers in the mind-body-spirit field - I mean, we’re talking Andy Weil, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ken Cohen, Joan Borysenko, Cyndi Lee, Emmett Miller, Susan Winter Ward, Suzie Scurlock-Durana, Michael Reed Gach, Shinzen Young and Jack Kornfield, to name just a few..

For a 5-minute zap of targeted wellness for eye strain, stress, headache, fatigue, wrist and hand strain, energy and concentration, neck, shoulder and back pain and lots more, you can go to http://www.DesktopSpa.com, give yourself a user name and password, and for ‘corporate code’, just write:

HealthJourneys

exactly as you see it here - it’s case sensitive - and you’re in! Now you can look up a mini-treatment by your favorite teacher, or by the practice you want to use, or by the affliction you want to remediate - there are 3 different kinds of searches you can do. It also lets you schedule a daily email reminder to yourself, and – here’s my favorite feature - you can send a Well-O-Gram with a personal message and link to a much needed mini-session to your favorite ailing pal or relative.

Enjoy!

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