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.
- Because of the way the mind and body are
connected, guided imagery can make you feel like you are experiencing something
just by imagining it.
- You can do guided imagery with audio
recordings, an instructor, or a script (a set of written instructions) to lead
you through the process.
- You use all of your senses in guided
imagery. For example, if you want a tropical setting, you can imagine the warm
breeze on your skin, the bright blue of the water, the sound of the surf, the
sweet scent of tropical flowers, and the taste of coconut so that you actually
feel like you are there.
- Imagining yourself in a calm, peaceful
setting can help you relax and relieve stress.
How do you do guided imagery?