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Brit Edition of Invisible Heroes Just Published in London for UK Readers

11 Oct

Hey, you Brits and UK’ers!  The Piatkus printing of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Reduce and Overcome the Symptoms of PTSD has just been released on your side of the Pond.  It’s actually Invisible Heroes – same exact thing on the inside – but for some reason, they didn’t like my title and changed it to what you see above.  Plus, I guess you guys spell posttraumatic stress differently. In any case, the Amazon link offers 3 sellers who carry this version, plus I imagine you can pick it up in your bookstores.

Well, last week we were delighted by the bonanza of INK Health Journeys got.  In Heart Healthy Magazine, Mehmet Oz says that he’s “fallen in love with guided imagery”, and he recommends people check out our site.  We actually made our Cardiac Rehab CD at his request, about a decade ago, for use with his open heart surgery patients at Columbia Presbyterian. I have some funny Mehmet stories about that collaboration (hint: young female interns drooling over Dr. O in staff meetings, and Dr. O not even noticing, because he’s so absorbed by his work… and more!), but I’ll save them for another time when I have more space. Suffice it to say, he’s a good guy and the real deal.

Back to my point. All this was in a piece on 10 strategies for a healthy heart.  And they’re worth repeating.  He suggests:

  1. Pare away belly fat (to un-crowd your heart).
  2. Get more than 40 winks – hearts need 7 or more hours of sleep a night.
  3. Take deep, slow belly breaths to spread artery-dilating nitric oxide through your body.
  4. Listen to guided imagery CDs (Of course! Goes without saying!).
  5. Keep those lab numbers low (LDL cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure)
  6. Drop the pop – trade sweet drinks for green tea.
  7. Eat the fish – Omega 3 fatty acids are great heart food.
  8. Rev up the exercise – stress your heart beyond moderate exercise.
  9. Schedule daily meditation time for regular stress relief.
  10. Try aromatherapy and music therapy as well.


You can read the whole thing in Heart Healthy Online, but darned if I can find the URL.

Another good guy and real deal doc, Andy Weil, is also a hard core guided imagery fan, and he’s been giving us several shout-outs at various talks he’s been giving, promoting his terrific, new book, Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future. In fact, he’s sent us so many people, that now, in answer to the question on our order form about how you heard about us, we have a separate “WEIL” code.  

And, as if that weren’t enough, we got a righteous mention in Woman’s Day, in a piece on “boosting your bliss" by Dayana Yochim (of Motley Fool fame). On page 40 of the Nov. 3rd issue, under the pointer, "Meditate on the Fly”, we’re told Dr. Marie Steinmetz recommends listening to guided imagery from Health Journeys. Thank you, Dr. Marie!

So that was all pretty nice, we thought….

And, hey, before I forget, I hope you’re looking into the free, top-rate, content-rich teleseminars offered by NICABM these days.  You can listen at no charge at the time of the broadcast, or you can pay to become a Gold Subscriber and get downloads of all eight, complete with transcripts, and 8 CE/CME credits for the full series.  It features such luminaries as Bill O’Hanlon, Michelle May, Norm Shealy, Eva Selhub and our own Carolyn Daitch.

You can learn more about it here. I believe this week it’s the energetic and extremely brainy Norm Shealy MD, talking about insights into inflammation. He knows a LOT about inflammation, people, and the guy’s a walking, octogenarian commercial for un-inflamed vitality and health.

OK, that’s it for now.  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