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Have you ever been in the middle of a
stressful situation and wished you could be somewhere else—like lying on a
tropical beach? Guided imagery helps you use your imagination to take you to a
calm, peaceful place.
To give guided
imagery a try, follow these steps:
It may help to have an instructor or audio recording to
follow. You can also use a script (a set of written instructions), but hearing
the instructions may be a better way to relax into the process.
Other Works Consulted
Freeman L (2009). Imagery. In L Freeman, ed., Mosby’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Research-Based Approach, 3rd ed., pp. 252–282. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
May 15, 2012
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
& Steven Locke, MD - Psychiatry
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