U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is guided imagery?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Emmett Miller
Psychiatry 55 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, Neuropsychology 33 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, .

Related questions

A 35-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 21-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 24-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 32-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Nov 1, 2016

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.