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Easy, Free Access to Some of the Best Mind-Body Databases in the World

03 Feb

Hello, everyone.

I’m struck by the windfall of guided imagery and hypnosis studies that drop weekly into my virtual cubby at the National Library of Medicine these days.

I remember when I was hard pressed to find even one new research citation a month for this blog, and I’d scour and email every source I could find to come up with something – anything – to post on our research page.

Now I can’t keep up with it all.  I’m hard pressed to choose which abstracts to use.  Entering the search terms “guided imagery, hypnosis, meditation, relaxation, visualization, biofeedback”, I’ll easily get a hundred studies each week to choose from.  

We now have thousands of abstracts of mind-body studies for you to flip through, archived by topic, on our Hot Research pages.

The whole idea of collecting all this was so that if you needed to find a study, either to guide you on a personal or clinical matter, or to serve as ammunition to help you argue for a new program or approach at your hospital, clinic or practice, this could be your go-to URL, where you could find a summary translated into simple, easily understandable English.  

Or, if you’re fluent in ‘research-ese’, you could just do what I do and go directly to the NIH data bases, by clicking here and entering the terms you want to investigate.  It’s a wonderful resource, and it’s free…. your tax dollars at work.

On another note, the team in Akron has put together some terrific new guided imagery packs at deep discount. The Focus & Finish kit is really flying off the shelves – it’s for people who are driving themselves a little nuts trying to kick-start some sustained effort and focus.  

Dr. Traci Stein’s uber-popular Overcoming Procrastination is paired with my new title for Concentration, Focus and Learning.These programs are good for teens and adults alike.

The CD packs are a full $10 off and the MP3 packs are $6 off.

Okay, 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