Guided Imagery

The mind is a powerful unit that can operate far beyond our comprehension. As we learn to entrain the mind our experiences become more dynamic and meaningful. A regular practice of Guided Imagery can produce outstanding benefits to one's body and mind as seen in the work of Jose Silva.

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Beach Fench
Guided Relaxation aka Guided Imagery Therapy
What is guided imagery?

 

Guided imagery is a type of focused relaxation or meditation. Focused relaxation involves concentrating on a specific object, sound, or experience in order to calm your mind. In guided imagery, you intentionally think of a peaceful place or scenario. Sep 10, 2020

 

What is imagery therapy good for?

It can help you to relieve physical tension and psychological stress at the same time, distracting you from what may be stressing you, and getting you into a more positive frame of mind. Guided imagery is a free stress-relieving therapy and, with practice, can be done just about anywhere. Jun 25, 2020
 

Is guided imagery used for PTSD?

By completing the guided imagery exercises, patients learn that they can replace trauma-related emotions with positive imagery and healthier emotions, potentially leading to the reduction of PTSD symptoms. Jan 29, 2009

 

Is guided imagery hypnosis?

Guided imagery involves a form of self-hypnosis in which the patient uses an image of her or his own creation after an initial relaxation period to help reduce asthma symptoms.

What is the difference between hypnosis and guided meditation?

Hypnosis and meditation are both trance states that result in similar brain wave patterns. Hypnosis uses the guidance of a therapist, whereas meditation is usually done independently. Hypnosis is a trance-like state of heightened awareness. Everyone goes in and out of natural trances many times a day. Jan 14, 2018

The Multiple Uses of Guided Imagery

Guided imagery is a therapeutic approach that has been used for centuries. Through the use of mental imagery, the mind-body connection is activated to enhance an individual's sense of well-being, reduced stress, and reduced anxiety, and it has the ability to enhance the individual's immune system. There are research and data to support the use of guided imagery for these patient outcomes. Krau 

Resources:


Guided Imagery: How To and Benefits for Sleep, Anxiety, More

https://www.healthline.co

Sep 10, 2020

Use Guided Imagery For Relaxation - Verywell Mind

Jun 25, 2020


Jan 29, 2009

Guided Imagery as a Therapeutic Tool in Post-Traumatic Stress ...

https://link.springer.com › chapter

Guided Imagery - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

https://www.sciencedirect.com › medicine-and-dentistry

Jan 14, 2018

Stephen D Krau, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Krau+SD&cauthor_id=33131625