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November 24, 2003

24 Nov
I’ll be offering my last workshop of the year on Dec 6-7, on imagery, stress & trauma, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya at Santa Ana Pueblo, outside of Santa Fe..
Hello again.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the weekend workshop I’ll be offering on imagery and trauma - the last one of the year - at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Tamaya at Santa Ana Pueblo, outside of Santa Fe, on December 6th and 7th. There’s still room for a few more participants, so for more details, click on The ConferenceWorks website or call them at 888.517.7089.

Well, after a 20-year lull, it looks like guided imagery is getting some serious research interest again. I’m not exactly sure why the flourishing clinical trials of the ‘70s and ‘80s came to a near-halt. But we’ve noticed that in just the past few weeks, several awesome research institutions have approached us, interested in launching some very exciting new studies. Work has already begun at Duke and the Durham V.A. on the impact of imagery on women with PTSD. Another Duke study on using imagery for palliative care is also in the works. NCCAM (The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) wants to study the efficacy of imagery for reducing anticipatory nausea in chemotherapy patients. Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Kaiser Permanente are both doing studies on our Surgery imagery; and there is interest in starting a study at Stanford on the impact of imagery on in vitro fertilization success. So it looks like imagery is getting some respect again, and it’s very good to see.

Our phones have been ringing off the hook thanks to the article about our Weight Loss imagery in the Nov. 25th issue of Woman’s World. In honor of all this attention, I’ve researched some studies about weight loss, and wound up posting 3 good ones on this week’s Hot Research page. Check it out when you have a chance.

And don’t forget to check all the new titles we’ve added to our catalog. We have some very exciting new stuff, for adults and kids, and some wonderful gift packs for the holidays.

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

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