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At some point in our lives, we all seek to improve our moods, heal our bodies, and reach our goals. Guided imagery audio programs can assist and reduce symptoms for those dealing with physical and mental health issues as well as situational challenges. It provides powerful ways to alleviate distress, reduce anxiety, promote restful sleep, and enhance surgery outcomes. It can improve peak performance, resilience, mastery, and creativity. Today we’ll be speaking with one of the pioneers of such programs. When she underwent a very complicated hip replacement she was able to use her own techniques in talking to muscles that were moved from one place to be used by her hip joint in another way. Here is what she said to her muscles. ”You're going to love being my hip muscle even though you were someplace else. Just work with me here.” She goes on to say, “We want an alliance with our bodies, we want to appreciate the fact that they've done the best they could. Our bodies have stuck with us, put up with our abuse, our neglect, and our bad behaviors . . . I think of my body, as imperfect as it is, as my oldest buddy and steadiest companion. . . . And, you know, as you get older, there's more cause for enlisting them to help out.” She reminds us that the language of the body is sensation and the language of the thinking mind is ideas. Guided imagery mixes them together for a powerful experience. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Belleruth Naparstek is a psychotherapist, author, and guided imagery pioneer, She, along with George Klein, launched the Health Journeys guided imagery audio series in 1991. Since then, this audio library has expanded to include over 250 carefully curated, science-based, meditations that target a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. Many major medical institutions, departments of corporate human resources, and wellness centers provide this content to their members. Some of these organizations include Kaiser Permanente, Johns Hopkins, the US Veterans Health Administration, the Mayo Clinic, Blue Shield of California, Progressive Insurance, the US Armed Services and many more.
Belleruth Naparstek is the author of:
To learn more about the work of Belleruth Naparstek go to www.healthjourneys.com.
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Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 5/14/2021 Program Number: 3731
From Album: Homage to Kindness Artist: David Darling
Opening Essay: Track 01 The Beauty of All Things Music Break 1: Track 02 Homage to Kindness Music Break 2: Track 03 The Great X Music Break 3: Track 14 Dulce
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