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Guided Imagery Reaches the National Guard

15 Sep

Hello again.

I was really happy to see an order zip past my screen from the Rhode Island National Guard, requesting multiple copies of our guided imagery for Relaxation & Wellness, Healing Trauma and Mind-Body Exercises for Stress Hardiness Optimization.

As many of my good buddies in the military tell me, those guardsmen and women generally get next to nuthin’  when they come home (except grief) – they were thrown in harm’s way with the least preparation or training, and come home to even fewer resources than the regular military and vets get, even though they’re as injured and vulnerable and as in need of help as anyone, if not more so.
So it really gives us all here a big lift to know these men and women are getting something that might really help them. It’s a resource that these outfits can realistically afford and will actually use.
When I asked Cindy and Elizabeth what other Guards have ordered our stuff, they told me we had Army and Air National Guards from California, Alaska, Florida, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississipi, Minneapolis, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

I confess, it rankles me to this day that the Army dropped the ball on getting guided imagery into the general pipeline, to get these inexpensive, effective, user-friendly, smart-phone- uploadable, mind-body resources to our servicemen when they could have, before sequestration and general mayhem set in.

But that’s the way it goes, and, to their credit, our staff has pivoted nicely and instead have been getting these therapeutic audios into various military installations, hospitals and bases, as well as V.A. medical centers and Vet Centers, one by one, throughout the U.S. and around the world.
We’re getting there!

So, if you know a veteran or service person who seems to be floundering, or in need of some extra help, and doesn’t seem to be able to get it, please tell them about us and what we’ve got to offer.  Our military, vets and guardsmen automatically get 15% off, and of course we’re not about to turn away any service personnel who are up against the wall financially and can’t afford our stuff even with the discount.
The most popular items are right there on our special page for people who have served.  So keep it in mind.

Take care and be well,

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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.