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Monthly Archives: March 2021

  1. An ASK BR: How Can I Call My Body My Oldest Friend when I Feel Betrayed by It?

    An ASK BR: How Can I Call My Body My Oldest Friend when I Feel Betrayed by It?

    This is an issue we get a lot.  Many of BR’s guided imagery narratives refer to the listener’s body as “my oldest friend and steadiest companion”.  It’s deliberately in there to help form or reinstate a feeling of alliance with the body, as opposed to seeing it as the opponent to overcome, or something that’s let us down or even betrayed us.  Sometimes a first reaction to this phrase is, “You gotta be kidding” or “Oldest friend? We’re barely on speaking terms!” Here’s one of those reactions and BR’s response, suggesting why it might be something to consider…

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  2. Is Graceful Aging Even Possible? Here’s What the Bodacious *Nancy Aronie* Has to Say about That…

    Is Graceful Aging Even Possible? Here’s What the Bodacious *Nancy Aronie* Has to Say about That…

    Behold some girlfriends appreciating each other. Just so you know, the fabulous dame in the middle is a yoga instructor named Bonnie Menton, and she’s well over 100 years old. Which leads me to our quest. Stay with me here:

    For some time now, we’ve been asking talented friends and colleagues if they’d consider taking a crack at creating some guided imagery for aging – a topic that generates a lot of requests from our readers in the over 50 age group.

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  3. Binaural Beats - A Force Multiplier for Increasing the Impact of Guided Imagery & Meditation

    Binaural Beats - A Force Multiplier for Increasing the Impact of Guided Imagery & Meditation

    Personal disclosure alert: I am not a naturally “Zen” person (many people do not believe me when I say this). My brain is constantly juggling everything on my to-list – observing, planning and making meaning of the nearly infinite amount of information we are all taking in both consciously and unconsciously, each day.

    Rather than a “calm, blue sea of tranquility,” my mind can often resemble more of the proverbial “monkey mind,” as its natural state is to observe, analyze, mull over, reimagine, and so forth. Which can make it a lot more challenging to tune out mental chatter and get a good night’s sleep.

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  4. Simple Supports Are Everything: 4 Great Self-Care Tools Students Can Use for Stress

    Simple Supports Are Everything: 4 Great Self-Care Tools Students Can Use for Stress

    Greetings!! I’m tickled pink to introduce Jill Blake, a health & wellness educator with 25 years of experience counseling students on dealing with stress and garden variety, day-to-day challenges of living.

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  5. Ask BR: Any Suggestions for an 8-Year-Old Who Was Recently Almost Hit by a Fast-Moving Truck?

    Ask BR: Any Suggestions for an 8-Year-Old Who Was Recently Almost Hit by a Fast-Moving Truck?

    I am looking for Guided Imagery for an 8-year-old girl who is now living with her Grandparents. Her mother is severely mentally ill and this child suffered multiple traumatic experiences while in her care. She is now doing well with her grandparents, who are good caretakers and who love her very much.

    A recent incident occurred in which she was riding her scooter and was nearly hit by a fast-moving truck. Her uncle yelled to warn her, and this seems to have set her back. Her reaction was to panic. She has since withdrawn from interacting with the family. This is a shame, because she was doing so well.

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  6. Ask BR: I've Been Having Unsettling Dreams Since Starting Your Healing Trauma Audio. Is This Normal?

    Ask BR:  I've Been Having Unsettling Dreams Since Starting Your Healing Trauma Audio. Is This Normal?

    Hello. At the guidance of my therapist, I’ve purchased and downloaded Belleruth’s Healing Trauma and I’m on day 9. I’ve been having unsettling dreams the last three consecutive nights - not nightmares, but not pleasant either, all of a very similar nature. Is this a normal part of the process that I should just be patient with and continue? Or should I do something else? Any suggestions?

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  7. Ask BR: After Breakups I Experience Separation Anxiety, Obsessive Thoughts, & Anger. How Can I Handle Them Better?

    Ask BR: After Breakups I Experience Separation Anxiety, Obsessive Thoughts, & Anger.  How Can I Handle Them Better?

    Hi Belleruth

    Which of your CDs would you recommend for handling breakups better? When a woman ends a romantic relationship I get separation anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, and anger. Part of this is connected to feeling unloved and unwanted as a child. I am taking a time out from dating to address these issues.

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