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New Resources for Compulsive Eating, Job Loss, Cancer…

22 Mar

Hello everyone.
We’re pumped about some of our new titles.  I guess I’m not the only wild enthusiast about Tiffany Chen’s Beginner's Tai Chi video – check out the five star rating and comment posted by Sifu Kathleen M. Gill, Ph.D., on our pages last week :
"Tiffany's father is my tai chi grandmaster, William C.C. Chen. I have been recommending this DVD to the combat veterans with PTSD that I serve because she embodies the profoundly relaxing principles of tai chi practice, which they find helpful in managing anxiety. And she is an authentic martial artist, so her movements are not "just dance" but really tap into the Chinese medicine principles which underlie the practice."

We're also very taken with Steve Gurgevich's Relax Rx:A Self-Hypnosis Program for Health & Well-Being, a double CD set that features 4 excellent, super-relaxing hypnosis exercises, including Relaxing Breath, Blessing Ceremony, Walk to the Sea and Relax to Sleep. He has a really nice, unique, appealing, trustworthy voice that works well for this. (He directs Andy Weil’s mind-body clinic at the U of Arizona.) I wouldn't be surprised if we wind up carrying a lot more of his work 'ere long.

I also want to call your attention to Geneen Roth’s brilliant and expert CD set, Bite by Bite, if you’re interested in reversing wacky cultural distortions about eating, weight and self-image that live in your head.  It’s especially good for people with eating disorders, but it will help with any kind of emotional eating.  The first CD offers 7 guidelines to break free from emotional eating; the second is about getting in touch with feelings and includes a guided imagery exercise.

Another highly recommended title that, sadly, is much needed these days, is Rick Jarow’s Beginner’s Guide to Finding Your Perfect Job: How to Discover Your Real Life’s Work. He has 7 steps for conscious career building – including a structured reflection on self-limiting thoughts and patterns, and an examination of core values - followed by some truly inventive imagery exercises, that are well designed and well sequenced for sorting through the inner morass and generating energy and enthusiasm.

I also want to mention two important cancer-related training sessions coming up:

Cutting edge oncologist, Jeremy Geffen MD, offers his second annual integrative oncology workshop for people with cancer, their loved ones, and health professionals on April 29 – May 3, in Unity Village, MO, where he’ll guide participants through his excellent, integrative approach to whole-person cancer care -- The Seven Levels of Healing®.  For more info or to register, click here.

And happily, Jim Gordon MD is again training a new batch of CancerGuides®, scheduled for June 11 -14 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington DC. One of the featured speakers is our very own Henry Dreher, who is spotlighted on the Practitioners We Love page.  This is great training for professional caregivers, and you can get more details or register at CEU’s and scholarships are available.

OK, that’s it for now.
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