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What is guided imagery?

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 more

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Dr. Martin Rossman
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Guided Imagery (Definition)

Guided imagery programs are a type of meditation to help people accomplish ...Read more


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Does guided imagery help?

Depends on diagnosis: But researches show that it's helpful for anxiety and phobia. ...Read more

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Where can I find some guided imagery apps?

Downloads, CDs: www.thehealingmind.org (my stuff) www.Healthjourneys.Com www.Drmiller.Com.

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Want script for the guided imagery. Any suggestions?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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Is guided imagery the same thing as hypnosis?

Is guided imagery the same thing as hypnosis?

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 more

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Difference between meditation, guided imagery?

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 more

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Which is the best site focusing on guided imagery?

AAPM: American acadamy of pain magenment (not medicine). This academy is into some of unconventional treatments. However I do feel they are reputable. Look at their site and look for mind-body. ...Read more

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Will guided imagery help me get rid of my night terrors?

Possibly: Guided imagery is a potentially useful mind-body modality that is worth trying. If that doesn't help, you may want to consider working with a licensed hypnotherapist. ...Read more

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How effective is guided imagery in conjunction with depression counseling?

Helpful: Guided imagery/ visualization exercises can be helpful to envision new and perhaps more positive way to respond to triggering situations. ...Read more

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Can guided imagery help cancer patients cope with chronic pain?

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 more

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What is guided imagerya nd how can it help with parkinson's?

What is guided imagerya nd how can it help with parkinson's?

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 more

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How to practice relaxation and imagery technique for a better and undisturbed sleep?

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

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Mental tarjer is overly come mind is not in and study.My thinking is real or imagery i can't understand?

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

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Reoccurring persistent thoughts (often negative imagery/delusions)...Is this some level of ocd?

Reoccurring persistent thoughts (often negative imagery/delusions)...Is this some level of ocd?

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

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Annual mammogram showed clear but report said I have dense breast? Lol Should I seek 3D imagery or ask about it next time? Advice?

Annual mammogram showed clear but report said I have dense breast? Lol Should I seek 3D imagery or ask about it next time? Advice?

Mammo/dense breast: Yes. Consider 3D or ultrasound discuss with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/mammogram/in-depth/dense-breast-tissue/art-20123968?pg=2 ...Read more

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How can I use visualization to reach my fitness, exercise goals?

How can I use visualization to reach my fitness, exercise goals?

Be consistent: Post your goals prominently in your home, read about others' success stories, but above all keep your "awareness" on the muscles you use while you're using them. If running, be aware if your stride and breathing, if pulling weights, imagine the muscles contracting.. ...Read more