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March 1, 2004

01 Mar
Happy Spring! We have good news in the freebie department. GlaxoSmithkline, that ever-so-holistically-correct pharma, has ordered a fat, new supply of our Chemotherapy guided imagery CDs, for any oncology professional who wants them for his or her patients..
Happy Spring! Here in Ohio, we’re finally getting some mild, sunny weather, and it feels wonderful.

We have good news in the freebie department. GlaxoSmithkline, that ever-so-holistically-correct pharma company, has ordered a new supply of our Chemotherapy guided imagery CD, available for any oncology professional who wants them for their patients; and Keila Naparstek tells us that Ortho Biotech will be making more of our Relaxation and Wellness, imagery as a gift for the users of Procrit. In addition, the makers of Estroven, the over-the-counter herbal therapy for menopause symptoms, is giving out our Mastering Menopause CD. If you have any questions about any of these giveaways, email Rich Coleman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Check out our new batch of stress relief and heart health sale items when you have a minute. Each is $2.00 off the regular price:



I just heard that there is still room in my workshop on imagery and trauma on March 12-14th at the spectacular new Omega-at-the-Crossings retreat center in Austin Texas. This workshop offers CEU’s for practitioners, but is also open to trauma survivors who are interested in understanding their condition and themselves better. (It’s no substitute for therapy, but experiencing the workshop is therapeutic).

I’ll be presenting some really exciting new material from my upcoming book, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (BantamDell, Sept 2004) - the result of over two years of research, interviews of survivors and practitioners, neuro-imaging findings, clinical trials, population studies and personal stories. I’ll be covering:

  • The biological, cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects of posttraumatic stress
  • Why imagery is a hands-down Best Practice for healing PTSD
  • A sampler of powerful guided imagery experiences designed to heal trauma
  • A look at the other approaches that, together, cover all the bases for healing trauma
  • Nearly twenty key pointers for the guided imagery narrator
  • Nearly twenty key pointers for the guided imagery listener
  • How and why posttraumatic stress is connected with fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, chronic fatigue, migraine and other baffling, hard-to-treat conditions
  • Inspiring, compelling stories from trauma survivors who were once thought to be psychotic or hopelessly "borderline", who were, in fact, suffering the effects of PTSD
  • Powerful evidence from epidemiology, clinical trials and clinical reporting to support the power of imagery for healing trauma
  • A look at critical incident stress debriefing and why it has been found to be ineffective at preventing PTSD
  • A working tour of brief, imagery-based interventions, such as EMDR, Thought Field Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Somatic Experiencing, Imagery Rehearsal Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Technique, Tapas Acupressure, Traumatic Incident Reduction, and more..


So, by all means, if you know someone who could use this information, tell them to come join us at this beautiful new spa and retreat center in the green part of Texas. To learn more or to register, click on http://www.eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/94fb747ad197224ccad0299cd951a3e7/ or call 877.944.3003 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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