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Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the Health Journeys guided imagery audio series and author of Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal, an award-winning book that explains why imagery is a best practice for PTSD. Her book on imagery and intuition, Your Sixth Sense, was just updated and re-issued, and Staying Well with Guided Imagery remains a primer for health professionals and lay people alike.
As Prevention Magazine recently noted, she has been quietly creating an underground revolution among mainstream health institutions, by persuading organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, the U.S. Veteran’s Administration, the American Red Cross, Blue Shield of California, United Health Care, Oxford Health Plan, scores of Army camps and Marine bases, pharmas such as GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Abbott and Amgen, and several hundred hospitals to distribute her guided imagery recordings, in most instances free of charge to recipients.
In addition, her audio programs have been tested in over two dozen clinical trials. Efficacy has been established for several psychological and medical challenges –- surgery, weight loss, chemotherapy, smoking cessation, depression and most recently for PTSD.
Naparstek received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago, practiced psychotherapy for 33 years and taught graduate students at The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.
SHARE Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Finally Figuring Out What Helps Troops with Posttraumatic Stress (1039 views)
We're finally figuring it out, people. Research from around the country is giving us the keys to helping our traumatized troops coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq. The only problem is, it will be at least a year - maybe two - before these studies are published.