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November 14, 2005

14 Nov
I’m finishing up the imagery for Parkinson’s Disease, so thanks for your patience. In a few weeks it will be recorded and mixed with music, and then we can send it off for packaging..
Hello, all.

I’m closing in on finishing up the imagery for Parkinson’s Disease, so thanks for your patience. In a few weeks it will be recorded and mixed with music, and then we can send it off for packaging. I’ll make an announcement when it’s ready - probably around February, I’m guessing.

As many of you know, I’ve spent a good deal of the summer and early fall picking out new resources to add to our catalog, and you’ll be seeing the whole lot of them in our next issue, due out in January.

But in the meantime, we’re posting them on our New Products page as they come into the warehouse. So check it out - it’s an extraordinary batch of work.

For starters, there’s KRS Edstrom’s Fly without Fear: Guided Meditations for a Relaxing Flight. This CD skillfully desensitizes the terrified and the just plain nervous with its state-of-the-art combination of mindfulness, imagery and body awareness. It’s wisely segmented for each phase of traveling. KRS has done a masterful job, down to the airport noises on some of the segments. This CD will get you flying with a smile, your paltry allotment of 5 peanuts notwithstanding.

Another gem is Dr. Philip Morse’s super-comprehensive, multimedia, adolescent stress reduction program, called Kick Out Stress: Teen Stress Reduction Program. It’s also great for coaches, teachers, parents, group leaders and counselors as well.

I’m also very impressed with the way Donna Eden and Dr. David Feinstein have applied energy psychology to relationships on their exuberant, illuminating, extremely useful DVD, The Energies of Love: The Invisible Key to a Fulfilling Relationship.

And we’ve found an excellent sports performance CD, that hits all the right notes and has the right values. It’s Dr. Jack Singer’s Core Sports Performance, and it uses a skillful combination of progressive relaxation, conscious breathing, imagery, Ericksonian hypnosis and affirmations to catalyze a state of deep focus and effective performance.

Seasoned hypnotherapist Shirley McNeal PhD does a superb job with Test Taking Mastery, to help the terrified, the nervous and the just plain ambitious enter a state of relaxed focus and enhanced concentration, recall and confidence, to ace the exam. I’m very impressed with this CD. She also has one for auditions, public speaking, presentations to groups at work and any kind of performance in front of an audience. It’s called Overcoming Performance Anxiety, and it too is terrific.

And for younger teens, Fern Fujimoto has created E-Motion: Guiding Children into Wholeness with wonderful, age-appropriate meditations that address the concerns of older grade school and middle school age kids - self-esteem, health, body image and happiness in volume one, and anger, fear, mistakes, worry and goal-setting in volume two.

I also couldn’t resist a music CD called Dakshina by Deva Premal, a simply gorgeous collection of Hindu mantras, set to music and layered with multiple tracks (a la Enya) Deva Premal’s amazing, rich voice. This is deeply calming and heart-opening music, great to listen to any time.

Check these out if you have a minute. They’re wonderful! And more is coming.

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