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August 6, 2007

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We’re getting a terrific response to the new set of 9-CE workshops I’ll be giving on panic attacks, acute stress and PTSD for The ConferenceWorks, hosted in Rochester MN, Hampton Roads VA and Danbury CT
We’re getting a terrific response to the new set of 9-CE workshops I’ll be giving on panic attacks, acute stress and PTSD for The ConferenceWorks, hosted in Rochester MN, Hampton Roads VA and Danbury CT. The dates are as follows:

  • Sept 29-30 - Rochester Minnesota
  • Oct 6-7 - Hampton Roads, Virginia
  • November 3-4 - Danbury, Connecticut


For more information, please visit TheConferenceWorks or call 800.395.8445.

And there are two other workshops I want you to know about: a terrific holistic cancer retreat for women on August 21-26 at the Shambhala Mountain Retreat Center in the Colorado Rockies, for starters. This is the second annual Courageous Women, Fearless Living: A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer, with renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, the fabulous Dr. Victoria Maizes, Executive Director of Andy Weil’s superb Integrative Medicine program at the U of Arizona; and many more talented teachers, such as Acharya Judith Lief, Linda Sparrowe & Sofia Diaz. This popular program focuses on the latest insights in integrative medicine, applied Buddhist teachings, yoga, and expressive arts. You go home with many practical skills and tools to use for your own strength and wellness. Visit the site or call 888.788.7221 for this powerful, healing experience.

And, of course, Jim Gordon’s next superb Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training program, coming up in New Orleans September 28 - October 3, 2007. (Anyone who mentions Health Journeys will automatically get a 20% discount on their tuition, excepting students, who already have a deeply discounted price).

This hugely successful and comprehensive program combines large group didactic training with the Center’s unique small-group model, making it possible for healthcare professionals to integrate the best methods into their clinical practice and teaching. Continuing education credits and partial scholarships for those with financial need are available, as well. (In fact, the Center paid for 42 healthcare providers who were working with trauma in New Orleans, and they hope to be able to bring even more to this training. For complete details, or to meet the extraordinary faculty, visit www.cmbm.org/mbm or call 202.966.7338, x 216.

Don’t forget to check out our new Military Stress Hardiness Optimization kit for your favorite soldier, already on the ground or about to be deployed. This combination of guided imagery and mind-body audio programs teaches critical self-regulation skills to help maintain calm, focus and peak performance during chaotic situations; and to stabilize the wide biochemical swings produced by acutely stressful events, to provide extra innoculation against the later development of PTSD. It’s equally good for early responders, medical personnel, journalists and other people in dangerous, high-stress positions.

And, for returning soldiers, we’ve created the Welcome Home Pack to help with nightmares, flashbacks, agitation, grief, irritability, insomnia and intrusive thoughts. We’ve gotten some great preliminary results with these programs at several V.A. hospitals and clinical trials.

OK, 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