A concerned friend asks about what to give a friend who was traumatized by a car accident that was her fault, where she injured the other driver. She is devastated and traumatized and in need of somethingÖ.
I've used your pre-surgery tape when I had cancer surgery and found it wonderful. Thank you so much! A friend of mine just was in a car accident,(her fault) and the other woman got badly injured (though will recover.) My friend is very traumatized; her sister was killed in a car accident 30 years ago. What tapes would you recommend?
My husband has been having a repeating nightmare about me being hurt by a
robed attacker with a knife. I've been researching what we can do to help him.
This has been going on for four months. He's becoming aggressive and
can't focus on much. He broke his nose in a drunken stupor last week.
I've sat on the phone with him for hours, reassuring him that everything is
okay, that my angels are looking after the both of us and that Iím fine, but it
is taking longer and longer to calm him down.
I'm clinically depressed most of the time now, and I try to hide it but that
upsets him too.I tell him Iím getting
I feel responsible, and I am. I love him, and I need to find a way to help
Please, email if you have anything, proven or not, that I may be able to do in
order to help get rid of this recurring nightmare.
A woman wants to know what resources might help her friendís son, who suffered brain damage from a severe motor vehicle accident.
Although in a coma, after 5 surgeries in 10 days. he seems to be recovering. She is also looking for help for the family.
Here is her email:
My friend's son was in a severe car accident. Some brain damage that may or may not heal. Five surgeries in the last 10 days. But he seems to be recovering and responding well so far, although still in the ICU.
What CDs would you recommend for him to listen to? He has been in a coma, but I know can still hear some.
And what CDs would you recommend for his mom and sister as they deal with the stress and unknown?
A wife writes that her husband is having problems with erectile dysfunction, following his prostate surgery of 13 months ago. She wonders about help in dealing with sexual frustration, disappointment and fear of this never going away.
My husband had surgery for prostate cancer 13 months ago. Although the doctor said the nerves were spared, erections simply don't happen. Do you have anything for erectile dysfunction? Thanks!
A doc who heard BR talk about guided imagery at Andy Weilís Nutrition & Health conference in Dallas last month, has a daughter-in-law who works in a neonatal unit of a hospital. She wonders if it makes sense for her to play guided imagery for tense new moms, trying to breastfeed their preemies in the neonatal unit. Here is her question:
I appreciated the reminder about guided imagery at the nutrition conference in Dallas. My daughter-in-law works in a hospital neonatal nursery. New moms are very tense about breast feeding, and when Mom is tense, itís hard to breast feed. Guided imagery seems like it could be a great help. Any thoughts?
I have been in college for quite some time. As an adult, I went back to school at a later age. I recently discovered I have PTSD and have been using your guided imagery for that with great success.
However, I have another problem. It seems as I get closer to graduating I get increasingly more self-sabotaging. So, do you have any guided imagery tracks that can help with self-sabotage? I mean preventing it! Thank you.
Hi there, Belleruth!
I heard you speak at a meeting for employees at our place of business, where we participated in a guided imagery session following a violent and tragic incident.
I have been diagnosed with PTSD and anxiety disorder and, quite honestly, have been battling anxiety all my life (which is very frustrating).
My question is this: my doctor suggested I start taking Celexa (an anti-depressant in the medication class called SSRIís, or serotonin reuptake inhibitors) to help treat some of my symptoms, which I did with a lot of reluctance.
Needless to say, within about 12 hours after taking the medication, I had the absolute worst panic attack I've ever had. I have heartburn and nausea, dilated pupils, feel edgy and moody.
I absolutely will not take another anti-depressant.
Are there any other solutions to PTSD and anxiety? Any help or input would be so much appreciated!!!
My name is Janie. My 6-year-old daughter is currently being seen by clinical psychologist. My daughter has been diagnosed with social anxiety and possible ADHD [attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder]. These things bring out some negative behaviors on a daily basis that can be very stressful for me to experience. My therapist thought that some of your audio imagery might be very useful to me.
As a full-time mom I am with my daughter most of the time. Therefore the stress can be prolonged on bad days. I have tried psychotherapy to help cope with feelings of impatience, frustration, and sometimes anger. The psychotherapy helped up to a point. Then I took up yoga and found it also helped, particularly the attention to breathing techniques. I love yoga but cannot often attend.
I viewed your CD selections on healthjourneys.com and was unsure which to begin with. Basically I am seeking help to cope with the frustration and stress that I experience before they build up into anger, yelling, and so on. I adore my daughter, and naturally I want to not only restrain myself from getting angry and yelling at her, but also to be a good role model.
To add to my situation, I am peri-menopausal, so my roller-coaster hormones are a complicating factor. Even on a low-dose contraceptive pill to regulate moods, I find my moods varying, based on where I am in my monthly cycle. This often makes it more difficult to remain calm in the face of highly negative behaviors when they occur.
Is there a particular CD that you recommend I begin with?
Thank you in advance for your help. I am ready to dive in.
You have NO IDEA how timely this post (The Joy of Tossing Clutter) is for me!! I just looked at the HJ site today hoping to find something to help w/ Procrastination because I look around my house...thinking I NEED to clean this junk and paper clutter out!!
Anything already in the HJ library that might help?