When you have experienced the trauma of a disaster or incident of mass violence, it is not uncommon to experience severe stress responses and anxiety symptoms. Guided imagery can be used to help reduce symptoms and it can even increase the effectiveness of trauma therapy. Here, you can listen to several of the topics that address some of the most common concerns that disaster survivors and responders share. I also recommend going directly to www.HealthJourneys.com website to explore the topics that might be most useful to you. This is the only recorded guided imagery that I know that has solid research behind it. Dr. Naparstek works with the Veteran’s Administration National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and has tested all the tones and the words used in these recordings. They can be effective even if you are not consciously listening, so check them out. Listening will strengthen the response, but even just playing them in the background can be helpful. Use these tools to help you at this time and even later on further down your recovery path or whenever you are triggered –when something happens that reminds you of the trauma and causes you to have distressing responses again.
Once you begin playing a track, additional tracks will stream consecutively until you reach the end of a title. Streaming will continue even if your device goes to sleep.
- Caregiver Stress 1 Intro
- Caregiver Stress 2 GI
- Caregiver Stress 3 Affirmations
Guided imagery is not a substitute for medical treatment. Do not use while driving or operating machinery.
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