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October 17, 2005

18 Oct
News flash for those of you who are still sentimentally attached to cassettes: we’re letting our tape inventory run down and die a natural death.. So if you’re a tape afficionado, you’d best grab ‘em while you can..
For those of you who are still sentimentally attached to cassettes: we’re letting our tape inventory run down and die a natural death, as we switch to CDs, DVDs and, pretty soon, downloads, even. So if you prefer cassettes, you’d really best stock up on ‘em now, because soon they will be going the way of the woolly mammoth. Sorry about that, but it no longer makes sense for us to produce them, and it was just a matter of time before we followed the industry standard. (We held out longer than most, because so many of our nurses and social workers still use them in clinical settings. But it’s time, folks..)

Lately several of you have asked about the audio freebies that various pharmaceutical companies have been dispensing to healthcare professionals to pass on to patients. Roche has been giving out our chemo and radiation cassettes; Glaxo Smithkline has been distributing our Chemo imagery, now in CD format, since way back in 1994, bless their hearts; Amgen has been giving away our Rheumatoid Arthritis imagery; and Abbott likewise. Other pharmas prefer not to be mentioned yet, so we reluctantly honor that. But if you’re trying to track down some of these freebies to use in your hospital or clinic, contact our very own Rich Coleman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800.800.8661 and he’ll hook you up.

Just a reminder that some wonderful conferences are coming up: the Academy for Guided Imagery is hosting its 18th annual conference at Asilomar in Monterey, California on November 3-6. The theme is "The Power of Suggestion" and keynoters are Candace Pert, Jeanne Achterberg, David Bresler, James Fadiman, Emmett Miller, Ken Pelletier, Judith Prager and Marty RossmanM. For more info, click on http://www.academyforguidedimagery.com .

Of course, the legendary NICABM Hilton Head conference on The Psychology of Health, Immunity & Disease features Dan Amen, Maggie Phillips, Lewis Mehl-Madronna, Wayne Jonas, Mary Sise, Norm Shealy, Henry Dreher, Chris Page, Bill O’Hanlon, Fred Gallo, Donna Eden & David Feinstein, Barbara Holtzman and Bruce Lipton, among many, many others. Click on http://www.nicabm.com/deccon05/index.html .

And on April 26-May 1, 2006, Beyond Ordinary Nursing will be having their extremely celebretory 10th anniversary reunion conference at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort on the Kona Coast of Hawaii. Featuring workshops by many gifted graduates of their training program, the conference welcomes practitioners and people from the general community. Click on http://www.integrativeimagery.com/reunion.htm .

And of course, I’m looking forward to seeing many of you in Falmouth (Cape Cod) for my 9 CEU workshop at the Sea Crest on October 29-30. I’m told the hotel is now sold out, but if you call The ConferenceWorks, they’ll help you find lodgings nearby. More info about the workshop, which is called Breakthroughs in Healing Trauma: Success through Guided Imagery and the New Therapies, is at 888.517.7089 or at http://www.conferenceworks.com/speaker_bnapa_trauma.cfm .

AHP, which sponsors all ConferenceWorks events, is an approved provider of continuing ed credit, and you will get 9 contact hours if you are a counselor, social worker, nurse or massage therapist.

Oh, almost forgot! For Cancer Awareness Month, we’re offering our Pink Ribbon Pack on special sale. Check it out at http://www.healthjourneys.com/product_detail.asp?id=221 .

Maybe I’ll see you on the road!
Take care and be well.

All best,
Belleruth
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