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August 30, 2004

30 Aug
Well, I spent a lot of last week signing books, because Invisible Heroes finally got shipped to the warehouse. It was a pleasure to see the beautiful way my editor has designed the pages and attended to every little detail. The legendary Toni Burbank..
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Well, I spent a lot of last week signing books, because Invisible Heroes finally got shipped to the warehouse. It was a pleasure to see the beautiful way my editor has designed the pages and attended to every little detail. The legendary Toni Burbank (Bantam Dell) is all she’s cracked up to be, and far more. I mean, the woman sent me a gorgeous bouquet of FLOWERS and a lovely note to congratulate me when the book made print. The spicy scent of luscious lilies filled the house, and filled me with smiles at my good fortune. (An appreciative, thoughtful editor?? Who also knows so much about the topic you’re writing about, that her comments and questions are downright SCARY?? Who ever heard of such a thing?)

I’m still in the process of recording the audio book, however. My voice just isn’t what it used to be, and I can only record for 3 hours a day, tops, before it gets all gravelly and creaky and pathetic. So this is going to be one EXTENDED recording process, folks, because this is a long book and we’re not condensing any of the expository content. We’ll be selecting some but not all of the imagery segments to include, but still, this is going to be a resource with multo minutes. So it goes.

We’re also completing the recording of Dr. Carol Ginandes’ accelerated healing program for fractures and injuries, and I’m delighted to see how beautifully that’s evolving. It will be a superb, multi-CD program of expert and skillful Ericksonian hypnosis for accelerated healing of sports injuries, cuts, fractures, burns and the like.

I’m writing this from St. Louis, where we are all meditating on my daughter’s enlarged belly (Keila, the one who cold-called OrthoBiotech and convinced them to buy large batches of guided imagery to hand out free to oncology patients), and trying to encourage little Fattie McMuffin to emerge into the world. He is having none of it. He likes it where he is. And who can blame him? It’s the prenatal equivalent of the Garden of Eden, after all.

And speaking of OrthoBiotech, their oncology dept now has our Relaxation and Wellness imagery to distribute with Procrit, the red blood cell booster so many chemo patients and dialysis patients use. In addition, Roche Oncology (makers of Kytril, the anti-emetic) has reordered our Chemo and Radiation tapes; And GlaxoSmithkline (Zofran, the other popular anti-emetic) is again distributing our Chemo CDS. If you’re an oncology patient, get your nurse to ask her sales rep to give her a box of ‘em; if you’re a nurse, bug your rep directly!)

Okay, that’s it. 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