Monthly Archives: January 2019
Posted: January 26, 2019Categories: Update from Health Journeys
Guided imagery got a big boost from the Recovery community and the ‘Inner Child’ movement of the ‘80s. Charles Whitfield, John Bradshaw, Melody Beattie, and Claudia Black led the way for introducing guided meditations to help people recovering from addiction, co-dependency, childhood brutality and neglect, helping listeners go within for healing and reclaiming a redeemed and transformed self.
But then, sometime in the nineties, at a NICABM Hilton Head conference, I sat in on an imagery workshop by Chuck and Patti Leviton. It presented a series of guided meditations for recovering addicts, and the imagery was designed to accompany each of the 12 steps. It blew me away.
First I would like to thank you because your panic attack disk has helped me tremendously in the past and I still use the mantra meditations to get me through a lot.
The past few months I’ve been going through extra health problems that have brought back my panic attacks, more specifically a horribly intrusive gagging symptom. The meditations don’t seem to be helping as much as in the past. I even try acupressure points on myself. (Also currently on Ativan)
Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated since you’ve helped so much in the past! :)
My sister is currently suffering from diabetes II, chronic kidney disease (stage 2) and the doctors are unable still to get her blood pressure under control. While the doctors are suggesting that she have surgery to help with weight loss that will reverse the conditions mention above, I have suggested to my sister that an integrative approach is best. This thought process led me to your site. I have used your products in the past and have been satisfied. Which combination of CDs do you suggest my sister may benefit from given the aforementioned medical issues.
Thank you in advance for your guidance.
I’ve been using Belleruth’s guided imagery for many years. I’m now a therapist, and sometimes I like to begin my sessions with mindfulness, especially my couples sessions. I’m looking for a 3-minute audio download to bring calmness, so my clients can feel a sense of calm and clarity during the session. 5 minutes seems too long. Any recommendations from your catalog?
Posted: January 15, 2019Categories: Health Journeys Contributors
Year after year, the top New Year’s resolutions in the United States are consistently some variation of “Exercise More” “Go on a Diet” or “Lose Weight”. If your goal is to be healthier, that’s great! But it’s important to remember that your healthiest weight may not be the smallest number on the scale.
Nor is it always your best look, for that matter. I have an athletic friend who was naturally stocky and well-muscled, who was so obsessed with having the smallest number dress size possible, that on the two yo-yo occasions that she achieved her goal (an unnatural size 8), her normally round, pretty face became gaunt, lined, discolored, and positively haunted looking. She looked sick.
Posted: January 09, 2019
I sent you a note not too long ago re: my weight loss of 40 lbs with the guided imagery. I was going strong, feeling good, thought I was FINALLY addressing the core of my obesity....
I was feeling better about shedding some weight... feeling safer in the world.
Then "out of the blue" comes some inappropriate behavior from a man. I could feel the switch inside me, but felt powerless to stop it.
Posted: January 08, 2019Categories: Update from Health Journeys
Well, Good Reader,
We all have self-defeating habits we'd like to pitch, and a few healthy new behaviors we’d love to roll out. We eat too much, chew our nails, procrastinate, and get cranky in traffic. We aspire to exercise more, become patient with our kids, meditate every day and organize our closets.
Recent surveys estimate 40 million Americans, or 1 in 7 people are addicted to nicotine, alcohol or drugs, and the numbers are increasing, in spite of more than $468 billion spent on battling addiction.