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A 37-year-old member asked:

what is guided imagery?

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Dr. Emmett Miller
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Imagery technique: Guided imagery involves the use of selective awareness to carefully choose your thoughts, emotions, and the images they give rise to. Imagery is the language your mind speaks and is ideal for communicating with your mind and discovering what it is telling you. By wisely guiding your imagination gradually towards an accepting, focused state of awareness, you change your mind and change your life.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Therapeutic approach: Guided imagery often refers to a cogntiive behavioral technique to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, pain and other techniques. It is usually initiated as a supplement to other relaxation techniques under the well-researched assumption these methods work to reduce anxiety and stress. Individuals will be helped to create visual images that may be soothing, or even solutions to anxieties, .

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Does guided imagery help?

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Dr. Grace Ho
Dr. Grace Hoanswered
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: But researches show that it's helpful for anxiety and phobia.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Want script for the guided imagery. Any suggestions?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Lots of options: You can google; you can go to the library; look for stress management books at barnes and nobles which have scripts. Lots of possibilities.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Does anybody know anything about guided imagery and does it work?

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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Relaxation: Guided imagry is used as a relaxation technique to help people cope with stress, reduce anziety and assist with chronic pain. It requires having someone verbally guide you through the process or there are commercial products available that you can purchase or get from a library. Overall, it ia an effective relaxation technique if you allow yourself to follow the instructions.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Please recommend online resource for guided imagery?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Guided imagery apps: Google lists several sites where they are available, including a couple at the itunes app store.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Where can I find some guided imagery apps?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Guided imagery apps: Google lists several sites where they are available, including a couple at the itunes app store.

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