The Power of Guided Imagery
Guided imagery, sometimes known as "guided visualization", is a safe and powerful technique that can be used for healing, stress relief and personal development.
Imagery is incredibly simple to use. All you need do is listen to your guide while they lead you through a series of relaxing visualizations.
When used correctly, these visualizations are so vivid that they actually bring about measurable positive changes in both your body and mind.
Guided visualizations are usually tailored to help you accomplish specific goals, from sporting achievements to physical healing, to personal transformation, or deep relaxation...whatever your goal may be!
You can learn more about guided imagery therapy here.
You can get to know more about guided imagery meditation here.
You can download guided imagery relaxations here.
You can learn about using guided imagery for groups here.
You can download free guided imagery scripts here.
Or keep reading this inspiring article to get the full inside story on how guided imagery works...
Imagine for a moment that you are biting into
Most people begin to salivate when they imagine this sensation. You literally have a physical reaction to the imagery. Here’s another great example. Imagine the sound of fingernails being dragged down a chalkboard (sorry to do that to you, but I’m trying to make a point here). Bringing this to mind for just one second is enough to make most people cringe. These two simple examples reveal how mental imagery can affect you on both an emotional and physical level.
If quick visualization exercises like these can bring about physical changes so easily, imagine how much you can benefit from say, a 30 minute guided imagery meditation, in which you listen to relaxing music and are guided to vividly experience pleasurable and positive experiences!
"The mind is everything.
"What the mind of man can conceive
The consistent use of positive imagery leads to far deeper changes than common daydreaming does...changes that can result in real healing, and real improvements in your quality of life.
"You can bring into your life more power,
Unfortunately, many of us inadvertently use our minds to conjure up negative images. So much of our day is consumed with worrying about the future, or by mentally re-living uncomfortable events that are already in the past. Just as positive imagery can lead to positive results, negative imagery can lead to negative results such as increased stress levels, increased blood pressure, insomnia, a weakened immune system...the list goes on. This is why it is so important that you find time to introduce positive imagery into your life.
By putting just a little time aside to experience a guided visualization, you can eliminate the effects of stress and negative thinking, improve your health, and boost your quality of life in many ways.
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