There are no contraindications for the use of guided imagery
, although the technique should be used with caution in patients with severe psychotic or personality disorders, where a quiet mind can lead to an increase in psychotic symptoms.
We propose that counselors use guided imagery
to help clients construct narratives, develop reflexivity, and enact a "unifying life portrait" (Savickas, 2015, p.
Mean depression score in guided imagery
group before intervention was 19.05 [+ or -] 4.26, which reduced to 12.41 [+ or -] 2.84 after intervention.
A randomized trial of the effect of training in relaxation and guided imagery
techniques in improving psychological and quality-of-life indices for gynecologic and breast brachytherapy patients.
for stress and symptom management in pregnant African American women.
to improve functional outcomes post-anterior cruciate ligament repair: randomized-controlled pilot trial.
has been indicated in the literature as an innovative and positive intervention for pain management among adults experiencing chronic back pain (Achenbach, 2000; Lewandowski, 2004; Lewandowski, Jacobson, Palmieri, Alexander & Zeller, 2011).
Effects of guided imagery
on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing same-day surgical procedures: A randomized, single-blind study.
We've already talked about meditation, yoga, guided imagery
and walking, so here's another strategy: Stop for a second and focus on your breathing.
Naparstek, the godmother of guided imagery
, is a therapist and now an advocate for people with PTSD.
is a relaxation technique that involves visualizing positive outcomes to reduce one's reaction to anxiety-provoking or painful experiences.
Possible additional alternative labels are deep relaxation, controlled relaxation, visual imagery, guided imagery
, guided fantasy, guided meditation, or mental imagery.