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December 5, 2005

05 Dec
Rumor has it that there’s going to be a terrific article in January’s O Magazine (due out mid-December) about guided imagery. Evidently the author tried some guided imagery for a scheduled surgery..
Hello, everyone.

Rumor has it that there’s going to be a terrific article in January’s O Magazine (due out mid-December) about guided imagery. So keep an eye out for it. Evidently the author tried some guided imagery for a scheduled surgery and was delighted with the results, so she wrote an enthusiastic piece that will reach O’s 2.5 million readers. Wow!

Another technique that is going mainstream in a big way is Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which is in hundreds of hospitals and clinics now. And because most of these programs are evaluated by rigorous , heavy-hitter researchers, the outcome studies that are getting published are very exciting. I must have seen at least 20 new studies this year, showing that MBSR is helpful for anything from organ transplants to occupational stress to symptoms of heart failure.

More and more of these studies are being posted on our Hot Research archives. You can find abstracts by method or illness or emotional challenge, and the data base grows every week.

OK, 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