With Guided Imagery, you can start today to consciously re-direct your thoughts and feel more in control – no matter what the circumstances. Even if you’ve been thinking negatively for years, it’s not too late to build new, positive, healthier patterns of thought and start the journey toward a more satisfying life.
Learn to manage the stress in your life.
Healthy thoughts, better life. It’s that simple.
What is Guided Imagery?
When I started working in the field of counseling there was one very important factor that had a large impact on all of my clients’ issues. That one factor was what I call “Self Talk”.
Self talk is what we say to ourselves daily, about everything in our lives. We do it automatically. It immediately starts the moment we open our eyes in the morning and often times even awakens us from our night’s sleep. What I discovered is that most self talk is negative, based on fear and poor perception, and is often not factual.
The Guided Imagery in my CDs will help you change your self talk to a more positive relaxed dialogue that will improve your health.
Guided Imagery is very easy to use and, most importantly, to learn. The difference between meditation and Guided Imagery is that meditation quiets the mind. With Guided Imagery, the mind is still active but in a quieter, calmer way. In listening to a Guided Imagery message your negative self talk is gently persuaded in a more positive direction.
Whether it’s a place for healing, self-esteem, positive energy or relaxation, Guided Imagery is a very easy and effective technique to use. It really is about giving you a sense of positive control over your life. Control that leads to better health for your mind, body, and spirit.
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Guided Imagery for Forgiveness
There are various guided imageries that can be used for forgiveness. Here is one that is simple, yet very effective, and can be used almost anywhere:
Take a deep breath and as you exhale, close your eyes. With each breath that you take in, feel your mind, body, and spirit become more relaxed and open.
Imagine as your breath flows through you, it gathers up any anger, resentment and hurt, and places it in a bubble. Then when you exhale, this bubble floats away.
As you continue breathing long, slow deep breaths imagine a soft healing light flowing gently all around you and all through you creating a safe environment for forgiveness.
Mentally say to yourself, “I am loving and forgiving to myself and others.”
What do the experts say about Guided Imagery?
As we think, so we become.
Scientists are confirming the truth of this conventional wisdom. Research has shown that forms of relaxation that quiet and positively redirect the mind are practices that restore the biochemical balance in the body.
Guided Imagery is one of the most powerful yet easiest forms of relaxation to engage in. It has been proven to be very effective in enhancing healing in both emotional and physical ailments. The healing processes for anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, and even fractures, have all been enhanced significantly when Guided Imagery was practiced.
Medical doctors, such as Harvard University’s Herbert Benson, attest to the link between positive belief and good health. Dr. Dean Ornish uses the mind in his nationally acclaimed program to reduce heart disease.
“Today, mind/body research is confirming what ancient healing traditions have always known: that the mind and the body are a unity.”