Guided Imagery

Guided Imagery
What is guided imagery:
  • Guided imagery is a relaxation technique which is a common element of a stress management program.
  • It is a meditation technique designed to tap into your imagination to create positive sensations that affect your whole body, emotions, and all of your senses.
  • The goals of this activity are to produce the body’s natural relaxation response which is characterized by slower breathing, lower blood pressure, and a feeling of increased well-being
  • Studies have shown that guided imagery has helped patients with pain management, reduce anxiety symptoms, and enhance sleep 
  • Activity may be self-directed or led by a practitioner or a recording 

Where can I listen to guided imagery:

Click here for guided podcasts produced by Kaiser Permanente

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