Guided Imagery for Posttraumatic Stress: Healing Trauma
$11.98 - $34.99
by Belleruth Naparstek
This powerful, research-vetted guided imagery treatment for PTSD, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue relieves the distressing, persistent symptoms of posttraumatic stress in a natural, holistic way: flashbacks, nightmares, sleep and concentratio...
This powerful, research-vetted guided imagery treatment for PTSD, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue relieves the distressing, persistent symptoms of posttraumatic stress in a natural, holistic way: flashbacks, nightmares, sleep and concentration problems, hypervigilance, anxiety, panic, irritability, temper eruptions, emotional numbness, shame, isolation and loneliness are all addressed on this program.
Guided imagery is a complementary, mind-body therapy that consists of healing words and images, set to soothing music, to achieve specific healing or wellness goals. Repeated listening once or twice a day for 2-3 weeks ensures maximum impact.
Created by foremost guided imagery specialist Belleruth Naparstek for Health Journeys, and scored with the exquisite music of Steven Mark Kohn, this guided meditation was proven effective in several studies with sufferers of persistent trauma who were in need of effective PTSD treatment and treatment for panic attacks.
This gentle but powerful 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.
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 reduce the tendency toward avoidance, numbness and isolation.
Empowering and effective, this guided PTSD treatment increases self-esteem, confidence and sense of self-worth.
A separate track of affirmations bolsters the PTSD treatment process with quick, positive reminders in a briefer format which can be heard while engaged in other activities, including driving. On this standard version, there is one affirmation that may disturb a minority of trauma survivors. It states, "I know I am held in the hands of God and I am perfectly, utterly safe." If you feel this line would cause you distress, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a download version without it.
For recent trauma, we suggest starting with the less intense, self-calming imagery for Healthful Sleep and Relaxation and Wellness first; then, once self-soothing skills are in place, (usually after daily use for 2-4 weeks), moving on to this guided treatment for PTSD, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. 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 program for PTSD treatment 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. (60 min.)