Hearing words like “guided imagery” or “visualization” may sound a little “out there” for people unfamiliar with the practice. Even so, as you enter your journey of healing, it’s good to be aware of all the wellness therapies available to you. Be open. Now more than ever, you’re called to be good to yourself. Nurture yourself. It’s all about you.
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Mind over matter.” Yes, your thoughts are powerful! According to Health Journeys, an organization that specializes in guided meditation, the practice of guided imagery can help focus your imagination. It helps direct your thoughts, so you can harness the benefits of positive thinking and wellness.
Many practitioners recommend using guided imagery to prepare for surgery and recovery afterwards. Andrew Weil, M.D., a pioneer of integrative medicine, cites 200 studies that offer compelling evidence of the benefits of guided imagery for decreasing pain, side effects, stress and recovery time. Guided imagery can help strengthen immunity, emotional health and self confidence. Even 10 minutes is helpful. Why not open your mind and give it a try?
Listen to a sample of guided imagery here.
Download guided imagery programs that interest you. Visit this wonderful site.
Positive thinking is powerful and has been a subject of inspiration for decades.
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