Belleruth Naparstek's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
A practicing psychotherapist for over 30 years, author and guided imagery innovator Belleruth Naparstek LISW, BCD is the creator of the popular, Time Warner Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her first book, Staying Well with Guided Imagery, is a widely used wellness primer. Her second, Your Sixth Sense, has been translated into 8 languages and called one of the most thoughtful and sophisticated looks at intuition in print. Her third book, Invisible Heroes: Trauma Survivors and How They Heal about imagery and post-traumatic stress, won the Spirituality & Health “Top 50 Books” Award.
As Prevention Magazine noted, Belleruth Naparstek has been quietly creating an underground revolution among mainstream health and mental health bureaucracies, by persuading institutions like Aetna U.S. Healthcare, the U.S. Veteran's Administration, The American Red Cross, Kaiser Permanente, GlaxoSmithKline, Ortho Biotech, Blue Shield of California, Roche, Abbott, Amgen, Medical Mutual of Ohio, and over 2000 hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, health spas and recovery centers to distribute her guided imagery recordings to clients.
A warm, dynamic and compelling speaker, Belleruth Naparstek has lectured across the country and around the world, training thousands of health professionals, corporate leaders, counselors, performing artists and health consumers in the use of her powerful, ground-breaking guided imagery techniques.
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Belleruth Naparstek received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago , obtaining her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work in 1967. She maintained her psychotherapy practice for over 30 years and for several years taught graduate students at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.
Earlier in her career, Belleruth Naparstek supervised psychiatry residents at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School and was Chief of Consultation & Education at the Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Belleruth Naparstek’s imagery has been involved in 24 clinical trials, with over a half dozen studies completed to date. Efficacy has been established for several psychological and medical conditions.