This powerful, research proven guided imagery for PTSD, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue was found effective at reducing the distressing, persistent symptoms of posttraumatic stress. If you suffer from flashbacks, nightmares, sleep or concentration problems, hypervigilance, anxiety, panic, irritability, temper eruptions, emotional numbness, shame, isolation or loneliness, listen to this program on a regular basis, either alongside other therapies or as a stand-alone intervention.
The hypnotic, healing suggestions go very deep, and are designed to counter ugly flashbacks and nightmares with positive images. Additional segments reduce the intense spikes of anxiety and serve as a natural treatment for panic attacks, as well as anger and fury; others shift the tendency toward avoidance, numbness and isolation.
Created by foremost guided imagery and trauma psychotherapist Belleruth Naparstek for Health Journeys™, this guided meditation was proven effective in several studies with sufferers of persistent trauma who were in need of effective PTSD treatment. The guided meditation for healing posttraumatic stress was made with the help of trauma experts as well as sufferers of posttraumatic stress - combat veterans, survivors of motor vehicle accidents, criminal assault, domestic violence, traumatic grief, bombings, natural disasters, ICU stays and childhood sexual abuse, as well as those who witness, document and clean up after traumatic events - first responders, journalists, photographers, therapists and bystanders. Here's the track list:
1. Introduction (3:27)
2. Guided Imagery (26:11)
3. Affirmations (29:28)
Empowering and effective, this guided PTSD audio program increases self-esteem, confidence and sense of self-worth, while it reduces distress and depression. A separate track of affirmations* bolsters the PTSD treatment process with quick, positive reminders in a briefer format, which can be played while engaged in other activities, including driving. For recent trauma, we suggest starting with the less intense, relaxation imagery for Healthful Sleep and Relaxation & Wellness ; then, once self-soothing skills are in place, (usually after daily use for 2-4 weeks), moving on to this guided treatment for PTSD, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
For people with more seasoned wounds, this program can work quickly and well. However each listener should be guided by what feels best and respect his or her own reactions and timing. Read some reviews and listen to a sample so you can see for yourself why this meditation CD for PTSD is a word-of-mouth favorite and recommended by psychotherapists nationwide, as well as distributed by the US military, Kaiser Permanente, the American Red Cross and the Mayo Clinic.
*Because some trauma survivors take great comfort in the idea of a protective God, there is one sentence on the affirmation track that says, "I know I am held in the hands of God and I am perfectly, utterly safe." But because other trauma survivors find this sentence distressing, we have made an alternate version without that sentence, available as a download. If you wish the alternate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and specifically request it. You'll need to give us your order confirmation number and the email address you want the new link sent to, plus your phone number in case we need to contact you to clarify something.