I’ve been listening to you since I discovered you in 2008. My clients and friends have also been listening, since I often bring a boom box to the hospital or session and play a part of One of your CDs( that certainly dates me- the boom box and the CDs!) I think you knew my friend Bob, a social worker, and when his wife was going through a bone marrow transplant, she used your guided imagery. One social worker friend who got an immunization induced variant of shingles couldn’t sleep until I brought over your guided imagery. She jokes about going to bed with Bella.
Could you please share if you have content specific to grief? My daughter's best friend (13) committed suicide.
The mother is also my best friend. I’m looking for other ways to help them both through the grief process.
"Here I share what my ancestors have left me, what my family has gifted me, and what I have learned from living with the certainty that magic exists. I hope that you always have joy and peace in your life." -- Caroline E. Ortiz MPH MSN RN NC-BC
"A continuación les comparto lo que me han dejado mis ancestros, lo que me ha brindado mi familia, y lo que he aprendido al vivir con la certeza de que la magia existe. Deseo que siempre tengan gozo y paz en su vida." -- Carolina E. Ortiz MPH MSN RN NC-BC
Okay, we know what we’re about to say sounds over the top, but everyone around here is jumping for joy and popping with pride to introduce Caroline E. Ortiz, MPH MSN RN NC-BC, the translator, narrator, guardian angel and all-round Goddess-Protector of our brand-new Spanish Series, with her first recording, Una Meditación Guiada Para Relajación Y Bienestar.
Almost 1 year ago today (May 20, 2019 to be exact), our beautiful, long-awaited streaming app was born, a doting parents’ dream come true.
We finally could make it super-easy for everyone to access our guided imagery & meditations on smartphones & tablets, and we knew that by creating a subscription option, our entire library of 250+ meditations could be enjoyed without breaking anyone’s bank.
Hello! Belleruth Naparstek here – clinical social worker and founder of Health Journeys. We’ve been producing and distributing evidence-based, psychologically sophisticated and medically accurate guided imagery and meditation audios by foremost leaders in the mind-body field since 1991, when (trust me) it was not such a cool thing to be doing the way it is now.
Anyway, I’m here to say: This, People, is Nurse Appreciation Month!
Now. Let it be known that we’ve always been nuts about nurses, every month of the year; and for years we’ve celebrated Nurses in May. So, it’s wonderful that the rest of the world has noticed the amazingness of nurses and is applauding what they do for the rest of us - with historic, unfettered enthusiasm and appreciation - thanks to their all-in response to caring for people slammed by this vicious virus, but – just sayin’ – nursing greatness is not news to us, and we’re no fly-by-night fans.
Do you have a recommended sequence of programs for trauma, related to life-threatening illness?
I’m not sure where to start. I relied on several of your guided imagery audio programs during my cancer treatment. I am now 2 years post-chemo and my scans are clear.
But shortly after I was diagnosed, I also became ill from life-threatening sepsis due to a perforated bowel, leading to multiple surgeries and weeks in the ICU on life support.
I was in the underground garage, walking up the ramp leading to the door of my building when a middle-aged man and woman opened the door to come out.
I backed down the ramp to give them ample room to pass me (read: 6 feet or better). The man stayed by the door while the woman continued to move towards me. I gestured her to allow me a wider berth, which she did with a nice smile.
Posted: April 06, 2020Tags: belleruth naparstek
This past week has been a crusher for everyone in our company, but a good kind of crusher.
We got to give help to the helpers – guided imagery for health care workers suffering with stress, exhaustion, grief, anger… for feeling insufficient to an overwhelming demand… worried to death about their own families… unable to fall asleep… for all of that.
That’s been a satisfying thing for all of us.
Well, so how are you holding up during these disorienting times? Having your ups and downs, are you? Egads, we can relate. In fact, all of us here in the virtual office are feeling your pain and some of our own too. But please know that we’re thinking about you, we’re answering your questions and concerns as fast and as patiently as we can, and we’re here to say this too shall pass. The world may look different when it does, but it will still be here.
And we will all suffer our losses – some I know already have - but I’ll bet we’ll be smarter, better and kinder for having had to engage in this stay-alive exercise of thinking about ourselves in the whole - as an aggregate of humans that must survive this.
So, it may seem gratuitous or superfluous to start talking about bone loss during an Apocalypse, People, but actually it’s not – weakened bones can actually be deadly too, even if at a more leisurely pace than the coronavirus.
Okay, it’s here!!
Guided Imagery for Resisting and Preventing Viral Infection by mind-body pioneer (and extremely good guy), Emmett Miller MD, has been edited, equalized, de-essed, de-popped, re-spaced, newly balanced, mixed, bounced, compressed, amplified and possibly even sanctified for all I know.
It’s now ready for dispatch to anyone interested in elevating their immune system and warding off this nasty virus and any others.