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What is guided imagery?

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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, .

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