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New “Gratitude Discount” for Military and Families

18 Oct

Hey, folks,

Please tell your friends and family in the Armed Services about the new landing page that Cindy and the team just set up for our troops, Wounded Warriors, transitioning warriors, Reserves, veterans and their families and caregivers.  

The team in Akron was determined to do something, so they came up with a 15%-off-regular-price “Gratitude Discount”, as a thank you for the huge sacrifices that are being made every day. The more we hear, the more awestruck we are at the extreme stress our service people experience (and the providers who look after them too) and their casual grace, fortitude, resourcefulness, flexibility and resilience, which they wear like a second skin, just as a matter of course.

One small example: a unit of therapists and medical people our staff talks with a lot has had to move their quarters four times in as many weeks - mostly due to random bureaucratic confusion, arbitrariness and who knows what else, but none of it made any sense and none of it was their doing.  Now, for sure, I’d be one cranky, whiney brat, fulminating at the stupidity and injustice of it all, for even just one of those moves.  But not these folks - I couldn’t catch a single eye-roll! They just sucked it up and did it…and not because they won’t speak their minds - they do. They just didn’t want to waste their energy complaining.  Wow, thought I.  There are lessons to be learned here!

But they need decent resources and effective, user-friendly tools. And that’s what our new page is for - to introduce them to guided imagery and some other affordable, user-friendly, portable mind-body tools that teach self-regulation, reduce stress and confer agency over their biochemistry, mood and behavioral choices.

If you can think of some other items that you think belong here, please recommend them!  The more the better!

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