Belleruth Naparstek

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Belleruth Naparstek
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Boston, Massachusetts
OccupationSocial worker, author in the field of guided imagery.
Spouse(s)Arthur Naparstek[1]
ChildrenAaron Naparstek, Keila Naparstek, Abe Naparstek

Belleruth Naparstek (1942, Boston, Massachusetts) is an American social worker, author, teacher and the producer of a guided imagery library of self-administered audio programs.

She did her undergraduate and graduate work at University of Chicago in social work, and then worked in hospitals and clinics, then taught at Case Western Reserve University.[2][3] She eventually developed guided imagery tapes, which have been used in some hospitals and clinics that have adopted alternative medicine practices as adjuvant therapies.[3]

Naparstek teaches Guided Imagery on the faculty of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine's post doctoral Fellowship Program.[2]


  • Naparstek, Belleruth (2004). Invisible heroes : survivors of trauma and how they heal. New York, N.Y.: Bantam Books. ISBN 978-0553803501.
  • Naparstek, Belleruth (1997). Your sixth sense : activating your psychic potential (1st ed.). San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco. ISBN 978-0062513595.
  • Naparstek, Belleruth (1994). Staying well with guided imagery. New York: Warner Books. ISBN 978-0446518215.


  1. ^ Koppel, Lily (May 3, 2004). "Obituary: A.J. Naparstek, 65, Public Housing Expert". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "Professional Bio". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Healing With Your Sixth Sense". Prevention. November 3, 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Naparstek, B (2005). "Entering our broken hearts: guided imagery for posttraumatic stress--an interview with Belleruth Naparstek. Interview by Sheldon Lewis". Advances in mind-body medicine. 21 (1): 29–32. PMID 15973856.