GUIDED IMAGERYGuided Imagery is a powerful technique which uses descriptive language in-tended for psychological benefit o...
only language that can be understood immediately without questions in-volved. The second principle is the Altered State wh...
focuses on the healthy interaction of human cells and requires specific tech-nical knowledge.This imagery isn’t for everyo...
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  1. 1. GUIDED IMAGERYGuided Imagery is a powerful technique which uses descriptive language in-tended for psychological benefit of mental imagery. This technique involvesseveral or all human senses in order to guide an individual’s imagination to-ward a relaxed and focused state of being. It is another method of psy-chotherapy or personal counseling which aims to develop an individual’ssense of well being which is based on the concept of the connection of bothbody and mind with the use of all the senses.As the body and mind connects through human senses, the body responds asif what the individual’s imagining is real allowing the mind to influence thebody the most. This technique advocates the assertion of imagination as apotent healer as it relieves pain, speeds the healing process as well as helpsthe body suppress the ailments such as depression, allergies and asthma.The Guided Imagery technique was first developed by Hanscarl Leuner, aGerman psychiatrist, wherein he based this psychotherapy method on his re-search about Mental Imagery, Catathymic influences or the interaction ofmental contents and emotional processes, as well as in dreams and day-dreams. Since there are plenty of psychotherapy methods, some individualsthink that the concept of Guided Imagery and Creative Visualization are justthe same, however, this idea is misleading.According to some health experts, Guided Imagery is the process of makingthe individual feel relaxed and restores its health by being guided through acalming process which includes the description of peaceful or calmingsceneries, healing process and other guided images and it can be directed ei-ther by written, video, script or audio. As for Visualization, it is the processof envisioning something for relaxation of making positive changes whichincludes visualization of a relaxing scene or the process of healing or thestages of breath as well as other mental images.This process can be guided or unguided for it can be done alone, with orwithout a script, audios or videos. Basically there are three principles ofGuided Imagery which makes the process more effective and favorable topeople. The first principle is the Mind – Body Connection wherein the im-ages created in the mind can be almost as vivid as the actual, external eventsas the mind signals the body to evoke sensory memory and fantasy sights.These sensory images are then said to be the true language of the body, the
  2. 2. only language that can be understood immediately without questions in-volved. The second principle is the Altered State which states that individu-als are capable of achieving a more rapid and intense healing, growth, learn-ing and performance.It is the power cell of guided imagery for images are consciously applied tocome up with awesome interventions which is the prodigious source of in-ternal strength and skill. Lastly, the third principle is the Locus of Controlwhich is often referred to in the medical literature for it believes that whenindividuals have the sense of being in control, that, in and of itself, can helpthem to feel better and do better in life for feelings of being in control areconnected with self-esteem, higher optimism and the capacity to toleratepain, stress and uncertainty. In totality, when all these three principles put to-gether, the technique will generate an altered state in which the mind is fo-cused towards a multi-sensory image where the body perceives it as a realand vivid presentation. Since Guided Imagery is a total internally driven ac-tivity, the user has the freedom to decide on how, where and when it will beapplied for it has the salutary effect of helping the individual feel that theyhave some control which makes the technique so effective and approving toa lot of people.Since Guided Imagery is said to be effective, common benefits include de-veloping the inner resources within the individual’s intuition to find new andcreative solutions in order to solve problems. It is also said to be effective tophysical and emotional issues especially to conditions that are aggravated bystress such as hypertension, headache, pain, sleep disorders, gastrointestinaldisorders, anxiety and depression. Guided Imagery can also teach individu-als to connect with their inner wisdom, allowing them to explore themselvesin order to come up with answers.It also allows the person to deeply relax, especially during upcoming eventssuch as public speaking or performing athletic events. Since a lot of individ-uals respond to this process differently, there are many kinds of effectivehealing imagery to choose from and people should be aware of the differentrange of possibilities. The eight categories of Guided Imagery content in-clude Feeling State Imagery which involves changing of moods, End StateImagery which uses motivation to achieve any desired outcome or goal, En-ergetic Imagery taken form Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as well asquantum physics which adopts the notion of plentiful, coherent, free-flow-ing, unblocked energy as the foundation of good and Cellular Imagery which
  3. 3. focuses on the healthy interaction of human cells and requires specific tech-nical knowledge.This imagery isn’t for everyone to experience. Another set also includesPhysiological Imagery which focuses on superior healing processes in thebody, Metamorphic Imagery that works with symbols instead of existing re-ality, Psychological Imagery which specifically deals with an individual’spsychological issues by giving corrective emotional interventions and lastly,Spiritual Imagery which evokes a wider point of view and a peaceful tran-scendent feeling provided by a mystical state of consciousness and prayer.Provided that this technique can be helpful to individuals in achieving a bet-ter and fruitful life, it is best to practice imagery when devotion and full con-centration is set to it. Living a relaxing and calming life is achievable thatadults, children and teens can all benefit from. Guided Imagery is consid-ered to be safe and there are no known risks associated with it. Psychiatristsusually offer Guided Imagery to their clients for it will not only promote acalming and tranquil environment but as well as developing a full potentialwell being.Learn more >>www.QuantumJumping.com

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