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Last Call for Topic Suggestions for New Imagery!

08 Mar

Hello again.
One of the most difficult symptoms to treat has always been repeating nightmares.  Insight therapy never did get a whole lot of traction on them, and my own personal track record as a therapist was pretty lame.  But along come two terrific psychologists and traumatic stress experts at the Louis Stokes Cleveland V.A. Medical Center, Drs. Edgardo Padin-Rivera and Beverly Donovan, who’ve managed to cobble together an ingenious, idiot-proof, quick and 90% effective protocol (a combination of Lucid Dreaming, EMDR and guided imagery) that drives those nasty, tenacious suckers clean out of your head.
I decided to tell the world about it on Huffington Post, which is proving to be a very fine vehicle for getting the word out (thank you very much, Huffpo!).  So all you frustrated therapists and nightmare sufferers, find your cheat sheet here.

And in case you’re wondering, we’re still combing through all your excellent suggestions for new guided imagery topics.  So far, we’ve read and noted about 320 ideas, with a few score more to go, still.  I’m grateful to everyone who took the time.  The topic most in demand, hands down, is imagery for connecting with a personal spiritual guide.  So that’s a keeper, for our next batch.

After that, it gets murky, because there are quite a few hovering at about the same popularity numbers.  Here they are in no particular order:

  • Self-acceptance and self-love

  • Sexual Healing

  • Healing a heart broken by abandonment and/or betrayal

  • Dealing with Chronic Illness or Disability

  • Skin Problems, such as Psoriasis, Acne, Rosacea, etc

  • Adult ADHD

  • Courage for Change, Risk, Moving Forward

  • Fear of Dental Procedures

  • Creativity & Artistic Inspiration

  • Osteoporosis

  • Lyme Disease

  • Something to Stop Chronic Worry & Promote Inner Peace

We’re still pulling together various emails, phone requests, Facebook & Twitter messages and yes, even letters, to get all this together.  So if you still haven’t voted, and want to say something, now’s the time!

Thanks again for all your help with this.

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