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07 Feb

Hello Belleruth,

I have found the 12 step program to be a helpful adjunct to traditional psychotherapy. I was raised by alcoholic parents, though like many such children, for years I was consciously unaware that there was anything “wrong” with my home life. Life may have been stressful and tumultuous, but it was up to me to make it better. I accepted the unreasonable challenge of molding the world to my will, and any small / temporary successes I accrued were, of course, to my own great personal credit. There being little else to own, I really owned this aspect of myself. Unbeknownst to me I was building the resume of a survivor - a survivor that carried within her the very same misshapen ideals, the unrealistic expectations, and ultimately the sickness that ravaged the lives of my parents.

05 Feb

Dear BR,

I have been using your CDs for over 15 years & swear by them. A friend of my daughter is 7 days sober. She is a phone person, so I would like to know if the MP3 is to be downloaded on to a phone or should I get her an MP3 player. Old school here, but I think she would really benefit listening to your new Dr. Leviton guided imagery.

05 Feb

Belleruth,

I am put off by what you have to offer. Health Journey's full support of Alcoholics Anonymous is appalling. AA views people through a deficit-based lens. Proof for this statement exists on your website. It calls people who use substances as "skinless", "self-deluded", and "addicts". This kind of language hurts people who struggle with compulsive behavior. It violates some of the basic principles of our social work profession.

05 Feb

Hello Belleruth,

My question is about this version of 12 steps from C.L. I would like to buy but the 12 Steps seem to be very fatalistic:

#1 powerless about XYZ, #2 only help through an external power-force, #6 & #7 change my situation only through an external power-force

That is what they say and what they try to believe, as I see on my sister and on Wikipedia. I would not like to reinforce this IMO disbeliefs/limitations into my head by a well-made hypno-file.

23 Jan

Good morning!

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.

23 Jan

Hello,

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?

Thank you!
Laura

23 Jan

Hello Belleruth,

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! :)

09 Jan

Dear Belleruth,

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.

18 Dec

Dear BR,

I am interested in self-compassion and self-healing. What titles do you recommend?

11 Dec

Hello,

Is there any help for profound grief?

-James