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Celebrate Autism Awareness in April

24 Apr

Adults and children on the autism spectrum differ broadly, but nearly all struggle with anxiety, especially at changes in routine. Other challenges they face include compulsive, repetitive behaviors, sleep problems, overstimulated nervous systems and social difficulties.

Our audio programs can help with all but the interpersonal challenges. They make the biggest contribution as a powerful anxiety reducer and mood balancer.

We have combined some of our most popular guided imagery programs, the particularly soothing, calming ones that are most popular with adults and kids on the autism spectrum, into three different packs. We created packs for adults, teens and kids, and specially priced them at a whopping 23% off, to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.

Autism Audio Pack for Kids (3-9)According to the Autism Society, one percent of the world’s population has autism spectrum disorder, and the prevalence of autism in America is estimated to be one in 68 births. Autism is more common among boys, but girls with autism are likely to be more severely impacted.

For more information about family resources for those living with autism, consult the Autism Society.

April is also National Stress Awareness Month, and if you’re looking for stress relief, you’ve come to the right place. Not only do we have an entire category in our warehouse and on our website dedicated to stress relief, we can hook you up with Belleruth’s Fifteen Fabulous De-Stressing Tips.

Her tips are quick, easy to follow and offer user-friendly ways to relieve stress right here and now. We love all the tips and use them frequently, but our all-time favorite has to be number 13, Notice little moments of beauty and sweetness.

It’s useful on even the most hectic day, when there seems to be an endless spiral of unpleasant surprises. Notice beauty around you and take a moment to breathe it in ... same with a smile, a gracious act, a loving gesture. Practicing gratitude for these lovely bits and pieces of daily life is a potent way to de-stress.”

In honor of stress awareness month, we invite you to try our one-minute relaxation challenge. How relaxed can you be in 52 seconds?

Click on relaxation challenge to find out, and escape the stress spiral with a lovely seascape. Repeat as needed.

What’s your favorite of the Fifteen Fabulous De-Stressing Tips? How did you do with the relaxation challenge? Let us know, we love hearing from you.

Happy Spring to you and yours from your friends at Health Journeys.

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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