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What Is Guided Imagery
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
They are similar: With hypnosis, you get into a relaxed state and that can be achieved by listening to words, guided imagery, and other techniques. With guided imagery, your mind is creating a picture in this hypnotic state which may help in a variety of different conditions. Remember that all hypnosis is actually self-hypnosis so you have control over your situation regardless of what technique you are using. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One point vs process: Meditation is a state of relaxed focus concentration, most commonly on a single focus, be it breath, mantra, counting, a light, a body part, etc. An image can be the focus of attention. Guided imagery is a more active, often process or problem-solving focus on the unconscious process as displayed via imagery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Guided imagery and hypnotherapy can also change how our brain processes pain. The experience of pain is related to the source of the pain signal and what the brain does with that pain signal. I've had people with broken legs sitting and smiling because they felt no pain. Guided imagery can change the perception of the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A type of therapy: Guided imagery is basically (simplistically) using imagined images to modify emotions and physical symptoms i.e. Imaginiing a knob on the part of the body and turning it down. This technique could help with anxiety and depression from pd and decreased energy or pain. Talk to a therapist who does this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deep breaths: Diaphragmatic breathing is key to relaxation. Watch how a child's belly rises and falls as they sleep. That's what you need to get your body to do. As for imagery, imagine a pleasant and relaxing setting like a quiet beach. Look at the scene as if you were viewing it through your eyes instead of watching yourself there. Think about what you would feel, taste, smell, and hear. A therapist can help. ...Read more
Mental tarjer is overly come mind is not in and study.My thinking is real or imagery i can't understand?
Crisis line call: If you believe that your mind is playing this kind of tricks on you, you should phone a crisis line and be evaluated by a physician right away. Medical illness needs to be ruled in or out, and if this is one of the brain diseases that causes mental symptoms like this, your life will be far better if you have the courage to tell someone now. Be strong & you will be in my thoughts. ...Read more
Possibly: Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventing or reducing distress. With ocd, people recognize that the thoughts are creations of their own anxious minds. With delusions, people have fixed beliefs that they believe are actually true in the real world--even though they are false. ...Read more
Had mammogram 10/14 was reported by radiologist as normal but letter from my Dr. today said imagery did not meet FDA standards should I be worried?
Annual mammogram showed clear but report said I have dense breast? Lol Should I seek 3D imagery or ask about it next time? Advice?
Diagnozed w/ spine TB based on imagery & bone biopsy (skin, chest, PCR all neg).on 10 th day of TB treatment & still febrile.how long til im afrebrile?
TB and fever: Time to defervescence varies but can be as long as one month according to some studies, even on treatment. ...Read more
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