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September 6, 2004

06 Sep
We’re getting a wonderful response to the new ConferenceWorks weekend workshop: Breakthroughs in Healing Trauma: Success Through Guided Imagery and the New Therapies scheduled to be hosted in the New York City area, the Washington DC area and in Oklahoma City..
Greetings again.
Well, we’re getting a wonderful response to the new ConferenceWorks weekend workshop: Breakthroughs in Healing Trauma: Success Through Guided Imagery and the New Therapies scheduled to be hosted in the New York City area, the Washington DC area and in Oklahoma City. Similarly, requests for talks on this topic from mental health professional groups and annual conferences have been pouring in, and this is very important, because it’s essential that we change the way we approach treating this syndrome, so we can stop making people worse instead of better. That’s a bit of an overstatement, but not much of one. We therapists simply have to catch up to the research and revamp our methods, now that all this wonderful, new information is available. It’s great that the confluence of epidemiology, neurophysiology, biochemistry and clinical invention have reaped such exciting, useful, applicable findings, but if we can’t get ‘em into the therapy offices of practitioners and deliver the right kind of services to trauma survivors, what’s the point? So I’m stoked that there is this interest after all. This information is also in my book, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal; and it’s what I’ll be presenting in all these terrific forums. So stay tuned to the calendar page - it’s going to be changing on a weekly basis.

It’s also an exciting time for guided imagery in general, if mainstream interest and institutional applications are any indication. Rich Coleman, our Strategic Marketing and Sales V.P., tells me that now Abbott Labs will be joining the ranks of other pharmas that distribute thousands of our guided imagery recordings, joining Ortho Biotech, Roche and GlaxoSmithkline - these companies have all very recently re-ordered their supplies of imagery (because practitioners and patients like ‘em a heck of a lot better than pens, mousepads and sticky paper.) Similarly, Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare, Blue Shield of California and Oxford Health Plan are also on board, distributing imagery tapes and CDs or offering special imagery perks to their members. We’ve come a long way from the days when we were begging, whining and pleading to just get a hearing from one of these companies. Times have changed, as well they should have!

Do check out our new products and special sales! We continue to screen and add stellar samples of superb experiential methods and health tools to our catalog - and welcome the fabulous new practitioners, clinicians and teachers to our roster.



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