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Guided Imagery For Posttraumatic Stress: Healing Trauma

This powerful, research proven guided imagery for PTSD, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue was found effective at reducing the distressing, persistent symptoms of posttraumatic stress. If you suffer from flashbacks, nightmares, sleep or concentration problems, hypervigilance, anxiety, panic, irritability, temper eruptions, emotional numbness, shame, isolation or loneliness, listen to this program on a regular basis, as it supports, augments, and does not compete with other therapies for PTS.

The hypnotic, healing suggestions go very deep, and are designed to counter ugly flashbacks and nightmares with positive images. Additional segments reduce the intense spikes of anxiety and serve as a natural treatment for panic attacks, as well as anger and fury; others shift the tendency toward avoidance, numbness and isolation.

Created by foremost guided imagery and trauma psychotherapist Belleruth Naparstek for Health Journeys™, this guided meditation was proven effective in several studies with sufferers of persistent trauma who were in need of effective PTSD treatment. The guided meditation for healing posttraumatic stress was made with the help of trauma experts as well as sufferers of posttraumatic stress – combat veterans, survivors of motor vehicle accidents, criminal assault, domestic violence, traumatic grief, bombings, natural disasters, ICU stays and childhood sexual abuse, as well as those who witness, document and clean up after traumatic events – first responders, journalists, photographers, therapists and bystanders. Here’s the track list:

1. Introduction (3:27)

2. Guided Imagery (26:11)

3. Affirmations (29:28)

Empowering and effective, this guided PTSD audio program increases self-esteem, confidence and sense of self-worth, while it reduces distress and depression. A separate track of affirmations* bolsters the PTSD treatment process with quick, positive reminders in a briefer format, which can be played while engaged in other activities, including driving.

*For those who are easily triggered, we suggest starting first with our imagery for Healthful Sleep and Relaxation & Wellness. Once self-soothing skills are in place, (usually after daily use for 1-3 weeks), people can then move on to the more intense, deeply healing imagery for posttraumatic stress. For many, the Healing Trauma imagery can work quickly and well, without any preparation. But each listener should respect his or her own reactions and timing, and progress accordingly. When used in conjunction with therapy or counseling, this imagery can be a real force multiplier for healing.

For people with more seasoned wounds, this program can work quickly and well. However each listener should be guided by what feels best and respect his or her own reactions and timing. Read some reviews and listen to a sample so you can see for yourself why this meditation CD for PTSD is a word-of-mouth favorite and recommended by psychotherapists nationwide, as well as distributed by the US military, Kaiser Permanente, the American Red Cross and the Mayo Clinic.

*Because some trauma survivors take great comfort in the idea of a protective God, there is one sentence on the affirmation track that says, “I know I am held in the hands of God and I am perfectly, utterly safe.” But because other trauma survivors find this sentence distressing, we have made an alternate version without that sentence, available as a download. If you wish the alternate, please email us at info@healthjourneys.com and specifically request it. You’ll need to give us your order confirmation number and the email address you want the new link sent to, plus your phone number in case we need to contact you to clarify something.

Belleruth Naparstek

Belleruth Naparstek AM, ACSW, is a clinical social worker, author, and creator of a large library of guided imagery programs that target specific health and mental health challenges. She is known for introducing guided meditation to mainstream health systems and co-founded Health Journeys with George Klein in 1991.

*For those who are easily triggered, we suggest starting first with our imagery for Healthful Sleep and Relaxation & Wellness. Once self-soothing skills are in place, (usually after daily use for 1-3 weeks), people can then move on to the more intense, deeply healing imagery for posttraumatic stress. For many, the Healing Trauma imagery can work quickly and well, without any preparation. But each listener should respect his or her own reactions and timing, and progress accordingly. When used in conjunction with therapy or counseling, this imagery can be a real force multiplier for healing.

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