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ISBN-13: 978-1881405566 ISBN-10: 1881405567 Edition: Abridged

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Product Details

  • Series: Health Journeys
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Health Journeys; Abridged edition (June 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1881405567
  • ISBN-13: 978-1881405566
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 4.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Downloaded the MP3. A fast & easy download. This is such a beautiful & amazingly comforting CD. Belleruth has such a gift to comfort others. I am thankful for having this wonderful aid. March 2011 --RN (reprinted from Health Journeys website)

Dr. Naperstek's voice, her carefully considered language and the inspired guided imagery have helped to change me into a positive, happy person. I carry the CD with me when I travel, like a Teddy bear, to bolster me and keep me centered. It's also an anchor for my successfull weight-loss program, the best CD of which is also by Dr. Naperstek. November 2006 --Carol

This CD has been the most amazing and spiritual experience of my life. It has helped me through a challenge, and I feel personally I wouldn't have made it through this challenge if I hadn't had this CD. July 2006 --Donna

About the Author

Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her first book, Staying Well with Guided Imagery (Warner) is a widely used primer on imagery and healing. Her second book, Your Sixth Sense (Harper Collins) has been translated into 9 languages and called one of the most thoughtful and sophisticated looks at imagery and intuition. 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 and was released in paperback January of 2006. Highlighted in the 20th anniversary edition of their seminal book, Courage to Heal, Ellen Bass and Laura Davis call Invisible Heroes, the most useful book for trauma survivors to be published in the last decade . As Prevention Magazine noted, she has been quietly creating an underground revolution among mainstream health and mental health bureaucracies, by persuading major institutions such as the U.S. Veteran s Administration, the U.S. Dept of Defense, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California, United Health Care, Oxford Health Plan, scores of pharmas and nearly 2000 hospitals and recovery centers to distribute her guided imagery recordings, in many instances free of charge to recipients. Recently she has been developing military-friendly resources with the help of the U.S. Army and the Ft. Sill Resiliency Center, and DCoE (Defense Centers of Excellence) has declared guided imagery one of their Twelve Promising Practices. Her audio programs have been involved in over two dozen clinical trials, with nearly a dozen studies completed to date. Efficacy has been established for several psychological and medical challenges, most recently for military sexual trauma and combat stress at Duke University Medical Center/Durham Veterans Administration Hospital. Naparstek received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago. She maintained her psychotherapy practice for over 30 years and for several years taught graduate students at The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University. Earlier in her career, she supervised psychiatry residents at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School and was Chief of Consultation & Education at the Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health in Fairfax County, VA. She also did a brief stint as a musical comedy actress at Second City and The Tip Top Tap of the Allerton Hotel in Chicago, and says that her musical comedy skills sometimes come in handy for teaching.

More About the Author

Psychotherapist, author, speaker and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular, 59-title, Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her first book, Staying Well with Guided Imagery (Warner) is a widely used primer on imagery and healing. Her second book, Your Sixth Sense (Harper Collins), has been translated into 9 languages. 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. Highlighted in their 20th anniversary edition of their seminal book, Courage to Heal, Ellen Bass and Laura Davis call Invisible Heroes, "the most useful book for trauma survivors to be published in the last decade".

As Prevention Magazine recently noted, Belleruth has been quietly creating an underground revolution among mainstream health and mental health bureaucracies, by persuading major institutions such as the U.S. Veteran's Administration, The American Red Cross, Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California, United Health Care, Oxford Health Plan, GlaxoSmithKline, Ortho Biotech, Roche, Abbott, Amgen, and nearly 2000 hospitals, mental health centers, recovery clinics and vet centers to distribute her guided imagery recordings, in most instances free of charge to recipients.

In addition, her audio programs have been involved in over two-dozen clinical trials, with over a dozen studies completed to date. Efficacy has been established for several psychological and medical challenges, most recently for PTSD at Duke University Medical Center/Durham Veterans Administration Hospital.

Naparstek received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago. She maintained her psychotherapy practice for over 30 years and for several years taught graduate students at The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University. Earlier in her career, she supervised psychiatry residents at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School and was Chief of Consultation & Education at the Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health in Fairfax County, VA. She also did a brief stint as a musical comedy actress at Second City and The Tip Top Tap of the Allerton Hotel in Chicago, and says that her musical comedy skills sometime come in handy for teaching.

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended method of relaxation and wellness!
sandlot7
I love how Belleruth helps the listener find self-awareness about his or her body and physical feeling of stress and anxiety.
Jennifer Miguez
As recommended, I listened to the CD every day for a couple of weeks.
Grace K. Sheehan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

87 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Sonila Remenkska on May 24, 2002
Format: Audio Cassette
This is the best meditation tape I've ever used. Unlike some of the saccarine, disembodied, floaty stuff I've heard in the past, this imagery goes right into the body, right into the tissues and stays there. It's in the words, the music and the voice. Very fine. Did the job. Totally. I have since gotten 4 more of her audios and am blown away by the quality and the depth of each one!!!!
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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Grace K. Sheehan on June 2, 2005
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After dealing with months of exhausting, emotional stress that left me numb and depressed, I came across this series of guided imagery CD's. "Relaxation & Wellness" was the first that I purchased and the experience was transforming. The author/reader's voice is soothing, once you get used to it (which only takes a minute or two). At first, it sounded monotone, which wasn't what I expected. But soon I accepted it, began listening to her words instead of the voice and relaxation set in. As recommended, I listened to the CD every day for a couple of weeks. One part of the guided imagery on this CD takes you (through the author's suggestion and your imagination) to a safe and happy place. You'd think each time my journey would be the same, but it wasn't! After a day or so of listening to the same guided imagery, I'd look forward to the journey and began thinking of different places to go. Sometimes it was a favorite spot from my childhood and at others it would be a vacation destination or sometimes the peace & quiet of one room. My favorite was a trip to Hobbiton in the Shire of Middle Earth! My point is, that even with repeated listening, I continued to enjoy the experience and was never bored.

Since this first purchase, I've collected several from this series and love them all. The others in my collection are more specific to certain conditions or illnesses that I must live with every day (such as diabetes and sleep difficulties), and I have found each CD different enough to warrant the multiple purchases. Currently, I try to listen to one of my CD's most every day and the positive change in my attitude, my ability to cope and overall reduction in my stress level is quite noticeable.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Laura Jones on August 1, 2005
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I love Bellaruth. I have used many of her tapes for relaxation groups that I run. Bellaruth's voice is so soft and comforting and the background music is so soothing. This tape was very general as the name implies. It wasn't too long - maybe 15 minutes (after the introduction). I used it at a support group for patients to give them a demonstration of what guided imagery is. I liked it very much and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a general relaxation or guided imagery tape.
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64 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Sleepless on January 3, 2005
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Don't bother with this tape. I really enjoyed Naparstek's previous tape, Healthful Sleep, Guided Imagery. Having listened to that tape at night for years, imagine my surprise when I order "another" of her tapes to find this is just a remake of the earlier tape. (A way to sell more, just repackage but put the same thing inside!) But it's worse than just a remake. The tape is minimally changed, but all changes are for the worse. Her voice and intonation on this new tape are not nearly as good or soothing as the previous tape. She has also changed phrases here and there; just enough to jar someone who has listened so much to the original tapes. The background music is also not as soothing as the original. WHY REMAKE and then remake less well? (It's like getting a new CD by a favorite artist, but find the "new" CD is full of all old songs, sung not as well as the original, with just a few new words and inferior backgound music. Disappointing!)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Tipsy Girl on September 5, 2007
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Belleruth's voice and words immediately take you to a place of deep relaxation and contentment. I was not fully prepared for the effect it would have on my daily life. In addition to feeling relaxed and centered, the CD also gave me renewed energy and focus. I highly recommend this CD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RG on May 2, 2011
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I bought three of Belleruth Naparstek's guided imagery CDs and I am deeply impressed with her work. Although I noticed some similarities between the three editions, I have had great success with them after only using them for a couple of weeks. I listen to one disc each night before I go to bed. I don't know what most of the discs say, because I always fall asleep during the recording. The great thing is, the guided imagery works even if you fall asleep, and even if you don't believe they'll work. Your unconscious mind will only take on suggestions that you believe to be positive and beneficial anyway. I appreciate the professional, neutral tone of her voice because I have found other narrators to be distracting, but Naparstek's voice is unobtrusive and doesn't get in the way of the meditation.

Although I have had problems in the past with insomnia, incorporating these recordings into my bedtime routine has helped me get blissfully deep and restorative sleep, and I wake up easily and readily in the morning - early enough to get a workout in before I have to go to work, which continues to give a further sustainable boost to my beta-endorphin levels. The calmness has lasted all day and I have noticed a significant drop in my anxiety levels. I recommend these recordings very highly.
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