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14 Sep

A massive wind and rain storm have left a lot of lines down in Akron, so if you've been trying to reach us by phone or fax and haven't, that's why.  Cindy dragged her generator in to work from home, so we have intermittent phone service during business hours, but no pick-up or voice mail after hours.  Please don't give up on us!  Power should be back shortly, and we can still take your orders and questions online.  

 Sometimes when I get a book to review, my Inner Coward groans. This is because I want to support the author (or anybody’s hard work, for that matter,) but in my authentic old age, I refuse to become what is fondly known, in the book biz, as a “blurb slut” – that’s somebody who cranks out meaningless praise for book jackets - kind of the editorial equivalent of a Girl Who Can’t Say No.  There’s far too much of this going on and takes the meaning out of authentic praise for real excellence.

So when I’m not so crazy about a book, I’m in a bind, which I try to resolve by finding something good to say about it that’s true; or else, if it’s really under par, I try to say in the kindest way possible that I just can’t give a blurb

And needless to say, it’s a real treat when a friend gives me something to review and I really like it.  And so it was with Fran Zamore’s and Ester Leutenberg’s GriefWork: Healing from Loss, an astute, sophisticated, practical, interactive, super-helpful guidebook for grief counselors, support group leaders and therapists – anyone helping people with grief and loss.  It provides reproducible handouts of experiential exercises that guide people through stages of shock, disorganization, reorganization, and their New Normal, a term to convey that everyone's grief has a unique expression.

As I wrote in my Amazon blurb (zero slut factor, people!), this book can give any therapist - even a novice group worker with frayed nerves and serious butterflies - the structure and content to proceed with confidence. If you want to learn more, Click Here.

Say, if you have time, there's an incredible sale going on - for Health Journeys referrals only, The ConferenceWorks is now discounting my upcoming weekend workshops in New Orleans (Oct 4-5), Denver (Oct 11-12) and Salt Lake City (Nov 22-23) for an unheard of flat registration rate of $150.   Do check out our events page for Reversing Panic Attacks, Acute Stress and PTSD: Powerful New Solutions to Formerly Intractable Problems - a 9-hour CE seminar for professionals and regular folks that includes the latest research and methods for using imagery and allied techniques for healing panic attacks and PTSD.

If you’re a health or mental health professional or a health consumer looking for new techniques and tools for yourself, your friends or family, this workshop offers practical help you can take back and use immediately.

These seminars attract wonderful people, and because of that, they’re fun, interactive, engaging, and the imagery exercises and demos are good for you, no matter what ails you or doesn’t. For more information, call 800-395-8445, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or look for the new brochure Here.

We finally got around to posting a new Hot Practitioner and Hot Program.  Judith Lee Cohen, RN, MTh, RCST, a Tucson-based holistic health goddess combines her critical care nursing background with deep-dish skills in massage therapy, energy medicine and cranio-sacral work.  Check her out by clicking here.

Our new hot program is psychologist Jim Kepner and social worker Carol DeSanto’s Pathways for Healing . I describe their training in Invisible Heroes, because it works so well for trauma survivors.  They train mental health and health practitioners in Nervous System Energy Work (NSEW), a sophisticated synthesis of Gestalt Therapy, Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing and the work of noted, hands-on energy healer, Rosalyn Bruyere.  To learn more, click here.

And finally, I again want to remind you of Jim Gordon’s cutting edge training, out of his most excellent shop, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.  One of their stellar, multi-modal, mind-body medicine professional training is coming up in Minneapolis on October 25-29;  And a state-of-the-art Food as Medicine workshop is in San Francisco on Jan 8-11, and in Washington D.C. on June 11-14.

OK, take care and be well!!!
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