A couple of summers ago, a talented MVTV broadcaster on Martha’s Vineyard named Ann Bassett, with the help of her video guy, Jonathan Revere, did an interview with me about posttraumatic stress for her show, placing some extra emphasis on the usefulness of guided imagery for our military.  

It was a good interview, with some new information in it at the time, so we got the footage and chopped it up into seven manageable video segments and just put it out there in YouTube Land.

Lately we’ve been hearing a lot from people who’ve watched parts or all of it, and we’re now doubly grateful to Anne for doing that show.  You can find the first segment here and just take it from there.

We’ll be scheduling some follow up time to talk about what’s been happening lately with our returning service members and these handy, user-friendly guided imagery audio downloads that suit them so well.  I’m looking forward to talking with Anne some more.

And speaking of traumatic stress, I want to again mention this free report on sleep that we’ve put out.  Sleep disruption and deprivation is arguably the most destructive effect of PTS.  

If you haven’t yet, please check it out.  You may want to print it out as a reference document for yourself or a handout for those you work with; or you may want to email the link to friends, family or colleagues.  

Even following a few of the recommendations (there are 27 of them in all) can make a substantial difference.

Just to let you know up front, the platform will ask you for your email address (even though if you got this, we already have it), because we’re trying to establish separate lists by interest.  If we’re good enough at this, we can better let you know about topics that concern you and we’ll be less likely to bother you with stuff you don’t care about.  That’s our hope, anyway – to build a smarter list. Nobody gets this email address but us.

Looking forward to seeing some of you in Philly in a couple of weeks at the AADE annual conference at the Convention Center.

And Jann Fredrickson Ramus, conference chair, reminds me that the early bird rate for the 5th annual Imagery International Conference is coming up on August 1st.  They of course take registration up until the day of the conference, which will be held on October 4-6 at the Mercy Retreat Center in Burlingame, California.  But to get the best rates, you should register on or before the 1st of August.  You can sign up and get all the details at www.imageryinternational.org.

Take care and be well.
All best,