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Recording Imagery for Concentration Presents Challenges… Now, Where Was I?

01 Jul

Hello again.

Well, for some reason I keep forgetting that summer is allergy time in Northeast Ohio and my throat gets scratchier, gunkier and froggier than usual, starting in May or thereabouts.  

So when I showed up at Bruce’s studio at the end of June to record the new imagery (Help with Concentration, Focus & Learning, Including ADD, ADHD & LD), I was a complete washout.  Not the first time.  Won’t be the last, either.  Oh well.

Note to self: Remember to record in winter or early spring.

In the meantime, we’ll see how it goes with the old ears, nose and throat here on Martha’s Vineyard, where I hole up and work through September.  If these sea breezes make things better, we may just have to import Bruce and his trusty microphone (he would like this), assuming we can find a seriously soundproof studio.  But the flora and fauna around here may be worse, not better – can’t remember…. We’ll see.  We’ll figure something out, one way or t’other, and there will be a new audio by fall.

Just got a reminder from Susan Ezra, president of Imagery International (and, you may recall, co-founder along with Terry Reed, of Beyond Ordinary Nursing, from which Imagery International morphed) that there’s a conference coming up on October 4-6 at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA (on the peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area).
This is a great event for any professional interested in learning or learning more about the practical application of guided imagery for healing and personal growth.  So this includes nurses, docs, social workers, psychologists, pastors, marriage and family therapists, chemical dependency specialists, massage therapists, body workers, energy medicine practitioners, hypnotherapists and somatic workers.

Those already trained in guided imagery will be able to add to their techniques and strategies. Those new to it will get a sophisticated, state of the art overview of how to use it as an adjunctive practice in their work – either using it themselves or better able to refer out to practitioners in the community.  

The conference offers 9 continuing education hours, courtesy of some of the most skillful practitioners around.  And there’s an early bird registration discount if you sign up by August 1st.
For more information on speakers and presentations, or to register, you can visit

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