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Two New Books You Should Know About

15 Feb

Hello again.

We’re pleased to add Dr. Charlotte Reznick’s new book to our list:  The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress & Anxiety into Joy & Success.  This is a terrific resource for parents, teachers and anyone who spends time with kids, offering simple, accessible, well-tested advice and expert guided imagery tools to help kids with all kinds of struggles and quandaries. 

Charlotte knows kids and she knows the challenges they face, and she’s got practical, empowering, fully vetted guided imagery solutions for them.  There are techniques for everything from bed-wetting to coping with divorce to test anxiety to managing anger…. and a lot more.  And even though her methods are simple, clear and easy to follow, make no mistake: they’re based on a sophisticated, nuanced understanding of the complex issues involved.

Another thing I appreciate about this book is the way it addresses all kinds of kids - rich and poor, school-smart and learning-disabled, confident and terrified.  It gives parents and teachers the tools kids need to surmount most difficulties and thrive in a complicated, stressful world.

And speaking of terrific books, I must mention Healing Companions, the new book by Jane Miller, an extraordinarily compassionate and skillful social worker and a long-time expert on psychiatric service dogs.  Almost all dogs deliver emotional support, but these dogs are very specially tuned into helping people struggling with phobias, debilitating anxiety, low confidence and depression.  Most recently they’ve been providing strength and stability to some of our traumatized vets.  The book explains what to look for in a dog and how to make the most of this awesome (and slightly miraculous) service.

OK, that’s it for now.  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