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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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