Guided Imagery

Guided imagery (also known as guided affective imagery, or katathym-imaginative psychotherapy) is a mind-body intervention to guide participants in generating mental pictures which recreate sensory experiences from memory or imagination. Such sensory perceptions may precipitate strong emotions or feelings. It is used to help work on challenges arising from trauma, sleeplessness, depression, anxiety, disease, addiction, fear, and bipolar disorder. It is also used in hospital settings all over the world to help patients prepare for surgery and to heal more quickly by calming and calling forth the full resources of the nervous system. It may also be used for general relaxation, clarity, focus, and energy.


Healing Quest: Guided Imagery for Self-Healing

The Academy for Guided Imagery is harnessing the mind's awesome power to speed healing. We meet Dr. Martin Rossman, the physician who founded the Academy and has trained thousands of practitioners. And we take a look at how guided imagery is being used at a major medical center.

Staying Well With Guided Imagery

Using the techniques of imagery, total body wellness can be achieved without prescriptive medicine.

Guided Imagery

Guided imagery is a focused practice that involves each of the five senses to ignite positive healing messages throughout the mind and body. The practice is often interchanged with visualization, self-hypnosis and guided meditation, but it has its own set of techniques.


"The Many Wonders of Guided Imagery"

Belleruth Naparstek, Guided Imagery specialist and innovator (creator of Time Warner's "Health Journeys") talks with Dr. Shealy about the Health Benefits of Guided Imagery!

Guided Imagery and Beyond: Stories of Healing and Transformation

More than a collection of stories, Guided Imagery and Beyond is a book about transformation. Imagery is the vehicle. "This book brings imagery, the most ancient of healing tools, into modern life with grace and sensitivity.

Guided Imagery Therapy

Guided imagery is a traditional mind-body technique that is also considered a form of hypnosis. Visualization and guided imagery offer tools to direct one’s concentration on images held in the mind’s eye.


Journey of Life: Connecting to Your Inner Wisdom—Hypnosis Session—Guided Imagery & Metaphors

In todays episode we will be discussing the benefits of guided imagery and how it can be used to make changes at a very deep level of the subconscious mind. Imagery, metaphors and symbols are the language of the subconscious mind.

Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens: Wellness Through Visualization

Their own naturally rich imaginations are one of the best resources for healing children or helping them through difficult times.

Guided Therapeutic Imagery

Guided therapeutic imagery, a technique in which mental health professionals help individuals in therapy focus on mental images in order to evoke feelings of relaxation, is based on the concept of mind-body connection.


Guided Imagery with Ann Marie Chiasson, MD | Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

Join Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson in this video about Guided Imagery, which is known for its deep health benefits. Learn about Guided Imagery, then give it a try with the help of Dr. Chiasson. Guided Imagery can have an impact on the brain that's very similar to hypnosis and meditation.


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