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Podcast March 2012: Belleruth Naparstek, LISW

The topic of our March Podcast with Belleruth Naparstek is Guided Imagery and Military Applications.  Belleruth, the author of Invisible Heroes, discusses with host Susan Ezra why Guided Imagery is the treatment of choice for Post Traumatic Stress, combat stress, military sexual trauma and sleep disturbances among issues veterans have difficulty.

Belleruth Naparstek

As Prevention Magazine recently noted, she has been quietly creating an underground revolution among mainstream health bureaucracies, by persuading institutions like Aetna U.S. Healthcare, the U.S. Veteran’s Administration, The American Red Cross, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California, United Health Care, Oxford Health Plans, GlaxoSmithKline, Ortho Biotech, Roche, Abbott, Amgen, and nearly 2000 hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, health spas and recovery centers to distribute her guided imagery recordings, in several instances free of charge to clients.

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery innovator Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular, Time Warner Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. To find research on Guided Imagery and other topics mentioned visit her website http://www.healthjourneys.com

Tune in for the free webinar coming up this Wednesday evening May 30 – part of NICABM’s new series on the Treatment of Trauma.

Ruth Buczynksi will be interviewing me on why guided imagery is so effective for remediating the symptoms of posttraumatic stress, and what I’ve learned (mostly the hard way) about dumb things we therapists do when working with already skittish service members and veterans – mostly because of our naivete about the incongruities between civilian and military culture (norms, language, even humor to some extent)… most of which can be fixed with a little time, care, information and thought. The video is free if you watch it at the time of the broadcast.

 

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