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Belleruth Naparstek



Belleruth Naparstek, ACSW, BCD, is an American clinical social worker, author, and pioneer of guided imagery, a meditative technique often used to improve physical and mental health. She is the cofounder of Health Journeys, a publisher of guided imagery audio programs.

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Dr. Norman Shealy: “The Many Wonders of Guided Imagery”

Belleruth Naparstek, guided Imagery specialist and innovator (creator of Time Warner’s “Health Journeys”) talks with Dr. Shealy about the Health Benefits of Guided Imagery!

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Staying Well With Guided Imagery

Using the techniques of imagery, total body wellness can be achieved without prescriptive medicine.

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The Science Behind Guided Imagery

We've come to understand that what best serves our sense of strength, wholeness, vitality and personal power is owning whatever it is we feel, no matter how unpleasant, and then just breathing it out.

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Your Sixth Sense: Unlocking the Power of Your Intuition

We've all experienced moments of "knowing" that defy logic and reason.

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Note to Colleagues: Please Stop Saying Post Traumatic Stress Is Incurable

You can recover from posttraumatic stress. Certainly, you can significantly reduce—not just manage—its symptoms. But—and here’s the thing—not with traditional treatment.

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Getting Rid of Repeating Nightmares: A Simple, Potent, New Recipe

One of the most dramatic, butt-kicking examples of an effective new treatment tool for posttraumatic stress is a simple protocol called Nightmare Reprocessing, devised by two V.A. psychologists.

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New Research Shows Simple Meditation Can Outperform a Standard V.A. Trauma Therapy — Part 1

Belleruth describes recent research from the San Diego VA Hospital, which concludes that Transcendental Meditation decreases​ symptom​ severity​ in Veterans ​with​ Post-Traumatic​ Stress,​ outperforming​ Prolonged ​Exposure ​Therapy.

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Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic event, you know the devastating impact it can have on your life and your spirit.

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Who Gets Better from Combat Stress (and How)

There are several studies claiming a 70-percent improvement rate for returning warriors who are treated for combat stress with various cognitive behavioral therapies and/or prolonged exposure strategies. But this is a misleading number.

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10 Surviving and Thriving Beyond Cancer with Belleruth Naparstek—Final Q&A

Belleruth Naparstek discusses research showing guided imagery can reduce chemotherapy symptoms and help the body fight cancer by boosting the immune system.

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