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May 9, 2005

09 May
I’m looking forward to seeing some of you on June 10th at my all day workshop on imagery, intuition and trauma at Siena College, outside of Albany, NY. Come join us - click on http://www.integrativepsy.com/events-albany-01.asp to register..
Hello, everyone,

I’m looking forward to seeing some of you on June 10th at my all day workshop on imagery, intuition and trauma at Siena College, outside of Albany, NY. Come join us - click on http://www.integrativepsy.com/events-albany-01.asp to register.

Well, we finally got our new catalog to press. It should be reaching you starting next week. It’s a lot bigger and more wide-ranging, and it took us a little longer than we thought to get it organized. But we all feel it was worth the wait - lots of wonderful new resources for you to check out, and some fantastic new practitioners.

More and more, the research yielded from the horror of September 11th is teaching us what we need to know about PTSD. For instance, you’ll see on our HOT RESEARCH page that babies born of women directly affected by the World Trade Center attacks have abnormally low cortisol levels, just as their mothers do, and we know that this is associated with vulnerability to posttraumatic stress. This was also a finding in children of Holocaust survivors, but it wasn’t clear whether this was a biophysical reality from birth or just ingesting the parents’ trauma psychologically over time. This 9/11 finding clarifies that it’s probably caused in-utero. Slowly but surely we’re fleshing out the picture of who gets PTSD, and learning why two people, both affected by the exact same circumstances, respond differently.

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