Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change
Essential skills for successfully treating a wide range of conditions – such as trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression – as well as making long-lasting behaviour changes and much more…
Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change
Length 1 day (9.30am - 4.00pm)
Tutor: Rosalind Townsend
Accredited CPD Certificate: 6 hours
- Price: £192 per person
Price includes lunch, refreshments and course notes
LIMITED SPACES available per course
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This has been a priceless experience. Life-changing. Brilliant, simply brilliant!Counsellor / Ex IT Service Manager
Next available date: Mon 5th June, Leeds – this popular course fills up fast, book your place online now or call our friendly team on 01323 811690 to avoid disappointment. Other dates and venues available.
Why take this course
Strong emotions focus and lock attention – keeping people trapped in problem behaviours. Therapeutic change cannot happen until the emotional arousal is reduced. This is why all health and welfare professionals need to know how to induce the relaxation response in their clients. Guided imagery and visualisation not only reduce emotional arousal quickly but can be used to reframe life circumstances through metaphor and to rehearse in the imagination any required changed behaviours and/or feelings, which dramatically increases the likelihood of those changes taking place in ‘real life’.
If you want to be able to help people effectively, this is a key course to attend – guided imagery is an essential skill required for removing phobias, curing PTSD, lifting depression and overcoming addictions or self-harm, and is also useful for raising self-confidence and increasing motivation. When you become confident in using these skills, you can begin to bring patients out of the emotionally-driven trance states of a wide range of conditions such as anxiety disorders, addiction, anger, stress overload, trauma, depression, chronic pain and much more.
That is why guided imagery is one of the most powerful psychotherapeutic tools available to us – and one you need in your ‘toolkit’.
Fascinating way of working with clients – relaxation techniques very powerful. Extremely relevant to practice. Good techniques and strategies learnt to use with clients to help them problem solve and move forward.Health Visitor
What will you learn
- Powerful new ways to improve treatment outcomes
- Training and practice in using one of the most effective psycho-
therapeutic tools available for treating a wide range of emotional and physical conditions
- Invaluable ways to motivate people, reframe life circumstances and instigate changes in behaviour
- Insight into how the mind/body communication system works
- Greater confidence when working with a wide variety of conditions
- Supervised practise in generating healing trances
- The core skills you need to acquire for the rewind technique for treating PTSD and phobias
- A variety of ways to help people relax
- Ways to reduce pain, including in childbirth
- Increased understanding of trance states and their role in everyday life
- Effective skills for helping people improve their performance – sports, public speaking etc.
- The opportunity to experience relaxation, guided imagery and visualisation yourself
- A scientifically-sound knowledge of why the various techniques and skills you will gain are so valuable
- And much more
Good to know
The skills you will learn on this course are an essential pre-requisite for taking the The Rewind Technique – Effective treatment for trauma (PTSD) and phobias course.
You will also need them for the following courses too:
Further guided imagery techniques can be learnt and practised on our NEW workshop: Guided Imagery 2 – essential techniques
The ‘Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.
Who is this course suitable for?
- Anyone who wants to help people effectively and for the long-term, particularly those involved in mental and physical healthcare would benefit from attending
- Psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health workers – these skills are essential to have to work with a wide range of conditions and for ensuring long-term behaviour change (see list below)
- Trained hypnotherapists looking to extend and build on their existing skillset and understanding
The information and skills taught are extremely useful for dealing with: Stress; addictions; agoraphobia; allergies; anorexia; anger; asthma; bed wetting; blood pressure; bulimia; depression; lack of confidence; chronic pain; eczema; frustration; guilt; grief; hay fever; inhibition; insomnia; irritable bowel (IBS); relationship/marital difficulties; migraine; nightmares; obsessions (OCD); pain control; panic attacks; phobias (all kinds); sexual difficulties (impotence, premature ejaculation and vaginismus); shyness; skin disorders and trauma (PTSD); flashbacks; ulcers; warts and worrying.
You can also control blood pressure, stimulate the immune system, promote healing of damaged skin tissue and bones and give birth easier using guided imagery and visualisation.
This course has been independently accredited by the internationally recognised CPD Standards Office for 6 hours of CPD training.
On completion of this training you’ll receive CPD certificates from the College and the CPD Standards Office.
Tell others about this course
So many useful techniques which I can use as soon as I get back to work. I leave feeling that at last I have found a way of thinking around therapy that makes sense.Parenting Advisor
Totally absorbing! Seems almost ‘too’ easy, but it’s not – paradoxical and deep. Earth moving on a personal level, can see what I need to let go of and view things with a new perspective.Pupil Support Officer
I have found it so valuable as a skill in my work helping children’s emotional wellbeing and working with anxious, fearful children, stressed staff and bewildered parents.Teacher
The day flew by – full of useful info and lots of practise. Really liked the demos – would love to see more of these! Excellent tutor and appreciated the time-keeping.
Brilliantly informative course. Broken down into chunks to make learning clear and more absorbable. Good mix of learning/teaching styles to help all students.
An inspiring day – a lot of learning but loved every minute. Ros is a wonderful teacher – compassionate and full of integrity.
Well structured day with enough time for questions – not oversaturated with information.
Really informative and practical. Ros was brilliant!
The course was really good and well structured. Ros communicated clearly in simple language so the elements were easy to understand. As someone new to therapy, there was a lot to take in and unless I practice it soon I’m worried I may forget some of it.
Very informative introduction to guided imagery. I liked the mix of theory and practise sessions.
Very pleased with the course. Enough time was given to practise the skills taught.
I understand the process in using guided imagery.
Good, clear teaching. I enjoyed how we built our knowledge through the day.
Great techniques and potentially very helpful for my clients. Lovely pace and easy to follow.
I liked practising and witnessing it done by the trainer.
Brilliant refresher course – has energised me to look forward to the other sessions. Thank you Ros.
Interesting, great balance of information giving, demos and practise. Sometimes the techniques moved a bit too quickly for me as a complete beginner.
Integrative and practical exercises – very engaging.
I really enjoyed the course. The material covered was easy to understand. Learning each part in a step-by-step process helped me grasp the concept in depth of guided imagery as a tool that I can take forward in my practice. I felt the tutor was experienced and calm. The whole day was perfect and a great experience.
Instructive, informative, very clearly presented.
Brilliant course – gave me lots of practical skills to use with clients.
So well thought-out, accessible, informative. Looking forward to booking onto the the Rewind training in future.
Excellent, knowledgeable, relaxing, thorough, informative and interactive.
Clear, engaging and packed full of practical skills that I can use in both my professional life with clients as well as with myself to rehearse skills and feel calm and confident through visualisation.
I have found that this course will provide me with a powerful and hope-inspiring tool to share with patients and clients alike in dealing with long standing anxiety and pain issues.
It’s really useful to learn how to apply the skills. By practising during the course we are able to have a deeper understanding of concepts.
Good mixture of theory and practise. Good break times. Excellent food. Great to allow for feedback during the day.
The information presented was easy to follow, the steps built skills slowly, so that we could have foundational skills before adding more techniques. We were able to practise each foundational step to build our skills.
Amazing course, engaging throughout, lovely personable teacher.
Guided Imagery is a new technique. I have used some of the skills but not in a structured way. I am looking forward to learning more and attending further courses.
An active and informative day with many useful and informative ideas to take forward in my work.
Very practical. Nice pace and combination of demonstration, practice and theory.
The teaching was very clear and easy to follow.
A good balance of theory and practise. Makes good use of students as a resource and gently expands concepts during the day so prevents overwhelm. Well-taught/facilitated by a clearly competent practitioner.
Excellent course and Ros was very engaging throughout. At times I felt a little overwhelmed with information but can see how with practice this will be invaluable in my client work.
Very clear and practical introduction to guided imagery. I knew so much more and felt so much more confident by the end of the day.
Very engaging, creative, thoughtful and helpful. Can’t wait to try it with my clients.
Sitting at the back was a drawback to hearing, especially when the leader lowered her voice. However, the content of the course is inspiring and carefully constructed so that skills are developed in stages. Practise sessions during the day were really useful.
I think that the pace of the course was brilliant. Lots of practical exercises that kept me engaged. Lots of tips and tricks that can be transported.
The course was truly fulfilling and the hands-on experience has given me confidence in performing relaxation techniques in such a brief space of time.
Very well presented – thank you. Very relaxing!
Loved the demonstration, followed by practise time and how each section built up gradually.
Really enjoyed learning how to use guided imagery with clients. Very well structured course and excellent delivery. Enjoyed the interactiveness throughout the day.
Really found the structure and guided steps very informative and well paced. Very engaging. Really good to have experiential learning and skills.
Broken down into manageable sections – less overwhelming.
Every counsellor and life coach should take this course.
Ros presented an engaging and immersive course which encouraged interaction and participation. I feel this has exceeded my hopes for the course and definitely increased my skills and confidence in offering guided imagery and visualisation to my clients.
Excellent training and excellent trainer – masses of info coherently condensed into one day. Very inspiring and very informative.
Ros is a great trainer – the course is clear and concise, grounded in science and functional for client work. I enjoyed the day and have learnt a lot to bring to my work.
Brilliant! I feel inspired to bring everything I’ve learnt to my practice. Really interesting, engaging and informative.
Absolutely wonderful course. Ros has a lovely, light delivery style that’s very inspiring and left me with so many ideas going forward.
Super presentation. Well-paced and enjoyed the building of skills. Super knowledgeable. Great handouts.
Excellent content. Teaching materials very professional. Ros’s examples and experience were fantastic.
Ros has a great talent of explaining things in a wonderfully interesting way. I enjoy the way she teaches.
Gentle, firm and informative. It just all flows and fits together. Thank you.
Superb: excellent presentation/moderation and content.
A clear presentation of the value of guided imagery in therapy with able opportunity to practise new found techniques.
Clear slides and warm, professional presentation. Good mix of theoretical and practical.
Great information and useful.
Lots to think about but plenty of time to focus on each part of learning, and to ask questions. Supportive participants and a few light bulb moments (focussing on calmness and not reinforcing stress)
Ros was a wonderful, warm, smiley, informative teacher. She made GI accessible and gave us lots of activities and support.
Excellent day – a lot more to learn.
Fantastic – very good, clear, concise delivery which built on learning. Clear explanations – pace excellent.
Satisfying – I’ve been eager to practise the techniques and much was uncovered.
Very informative, engaging and enjoyable.
Very enjoyable, fun, illuminating – with science behind the practice. I like the way it is cumulative – building the process via practice which is first modelled.
This was a valuable foundation for further learning in this area. It gave a structure and demystified the process. I have been so much looking forward to it and was not disappointed.
The whole day was really informative and well run. Very clear instruction and good to see the skills being demonstrated before attempts myself.
Lovely group. Well presented – great venue and met my expectations. Looking forward to learning more with Human Givens.
Super course, really welcoming and inclusive approach. Feel a full experience. Great to have learnt more in depth about guided imagery. Thank you.
Loved the teaching, then practising. Very useful.
Very insightful, useful and fascinating. I’ll definitely be using this with my clients, integrating it into how I already work.
Insightful, excellent tutor, well thought out and friendly.
Very practical, very clear, very relaxing and a great learning experience.
Brilliant! I feel like I will need lots of practise before using, but so powerful in helping and can imagine this working with many children.
Brilliant! Great tutor – valuable content.
It has been great – thank you very much.
Great insights, very helpful demonstrations and exercises
The teaching was paced at a good speed. I appreciated being able to take a concept and build on it. Thank you!
I really enjoyed the day – a fully rich day of practise and theory, and a powerful technique.
Very useful – lots of content and very appropriate.
Excellent course on guided imagery. Great mix of technical/theoretical info and practical application.
I have thoroughly enjoyed today’s course. My confidence had built over the day in applying the guided imagery technique and it’s been a great, encouraging atmosphere within the group.
The structure of the course and its content have contributed to my overall understanding of effective relaxation and its application. Ros assured that the pace of the course provided a clear explanation of these important therapeutic tools.
Fantastic! Loved this course.
Course was very clear, helpful and detailed! Really enjoyed the practical aspect and the day seemed to fly by. I can see the utility of the taught material, and Ros was very helpful with asked questions!
This has been an intensive day but I now have ready to hand skills to take back to the therapy room. I can use this technique with different clients, but also for myself.
Fantastic and practical!
After the past 18 months this course is a ‘must’ in order to help us all gather ourselves up again and move on. You don’t need to use these skills in a professional setting as they are life skills.
Engaging, informative, relevant and excellent.
Ros was excellent. An immediately calming presence and brilliant at teaching methods in a manageable way.
The training is comprehensive and communicated effectively and for me creating a desire to learn more. The trainer imparted their knowledge and experience with great clarity, generosity and skill.
Great lecturer, really patient and clear explanations. The process of ‘doing’ is really important and helpful to developing the skills.
Great experiential learning. Great that most learning was through doing. Inspiring and very applicable to my practice.
A totally engaging and thought-provoking day. Enjoyable and valuable in equal measure.
Highly informative and a great teaching style.
Lovely, so practical and useful.
A practical, experiential day that shed much light on the trance state in learning and how vital a calm state of mind is for emotional health/thinking. How metaphor reaches the subconscious mind.
A good mix of taught and practical elements throughout the day.
HG ideas connect with the real world. I feel really excited and energised. Techniques are useful for me and for my clients for the future.
This course was excellent and very informative. This was my first experience with guided imagery and I feel excited to apply this within my work.
I signed up for this course sceptical, but hopeful. During the process and training I became excited that these skills could help me professionally and personally.
Really enjoyed embedding my knowledge and learning different ways of saying things and use of language. Great trainer – very clear, thorough and friendly.
Really useful step-wise acquisition of knowledge and skill in an enjoyable, step-wise and engaging format. Interesting, insightful and very much increased my enthusiasm.
OMG – where do I start? Just one mind-bending moment after another. Trainer was excellent – learning was really effective, well paced, clear and accessible.
Excellent – beautifully thought out and managed with a perfect mix of teaching methods to suit all; demonstrations, pair work etc. Instructor was superb – patient, kind and approachable. A great and very productive day!
Ros was wonderful – very knowable and engaging.
A lot to pack into one day, but a great introduction.
Very enjoyable, clear and well presented. Thank you
A clear, thorough day and introduction to guided imagery.
The course is taught in such an accessible way and a great mix of theory and experiential learning. Very insightful, thought provoking and inspiring. Very much looking forward to more training.
Excellent, well presented course, full of learning. Fantastic tutor!
A wonderful experiential day of guided imagery skills
Great balance of theory and practise. Practical application. Found it rejuvenating.
Very clear presentation with good opportunities to practise the skills
I found this course a great learning experience. I have learnt so much and feel I have the confidence to ‘put into practise’ all that I have learnt.
Ros delivered a really interesting module on guided imagery. Essential relaxation skills taught and practised in an open and safe environment. Valuable discussion and thorough explanation given for each area of this process. I feel like I have taken away a new skill set to practise which will be of benefit to many.
I loved Ros’s confidence and thought she explained things clearly. The examples and demos very invaluable and I thoroughly enjoyed the day
Absolutely fantastic. Can’t think of any improvements. The teaching was clear, simple, easy to follow and very, very useful. Thank you!
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and can immediately see how I can use this with my clients. A very useful technique for my toolbox.
I have really enjoyed today. Great pace, such clear and confident presentation which really helped my learning. It has been great to put this into practise.
What a wonderfully positive way of working with people – great day, thank you
I can see immediately how useful these skills are going to be for a wide range of conditions, and can’t wait to implement them. I’m going to do the rewind training next.
Good to reinforce and practise techniques by doing several exercises – felt much more confident by the end.
The handout and information given has been really useful – cannot really think how to better it. Thanks for an interesting and stimulating day.
All of it great. The Q&A session at the end was particularly valuable in talking about how to apply guided imagery to specific areas. Wonderful course – an amazing tool.
I found that all the information given was very useful as I do not have a therapeutic background. What a great teacher. Everything was explained very clearly and I feel that I learned a lot about this subject.
The whole day was absolutely wonderful – so many strategies to use with clients.
These approaches are the most useful I have come across to apply to my work and feel as if you can really make a difference.
Practical techniques to start the process of helping people lift from depression – good practical experience and lots of ideas for helping people relax.
Fun, engaging and powerful. I can see such great application in this work.
Most I’ve learnt and taken away from a course in years!
The practical element was worth its weight in gold.
It is so relevant to the young people I work with. The more Human Givens College courses I do – the more empowered I feel.
Structured in such a way that by the end of the day I’d grown enormously in confidence.
I feel that this workshop has improved my practice more than any other I have attended in 15 years. Thank you!
Amazing what can be achieved very quickly and simply. I will certainly use it in work with victims of domestic violence as part of art sessions.
As a sceptic, with many preconceived ideas, today has opened my eyes in no uncertain terms. I have bought a pile of books and will be devouring them over the weeks to come. Thank you – probably the most enlightening course I have attended.
New ideas, new ways of working.
I can take techniques learnt today straight back to my workplace and use them with clients immediately. Fantastic day – can’t wait to try it out.
It opened up a completely new hopeful way to help clients become less aroused to enable real solution-focused therapy to flourish.
I will be able to use what I have learnt today in antenatal classes to prepare women for childbirth. An excellent day.
Fascinating subject matter. Thank you for another brilliant workshop!
Very tangible, easy to use methods. Demystifying something I felt was more complicated than it is.
Couldn’t have been better.
Directly relevant to my work – consolidated current practice and introduced new techniques. A really interesting and enjoyable day – thank you.
Excellent source of information which I will use as an intervention in almost any type of situation where there is a need to relax anybody. Wasn’t expecting to gain so much from a workshop. Excellent!
Good to be able to practice the techniques in a ‘safe’ environment and build in confidence how to use the skills.
I will try this with quite a number of ‘stuck’ patients – physical and mental.
Have been interested in this topic for some time, so to have the tutor bring it to life as she did was really fantastic.
It was a good mix of discussion, demonstration and practical application.
The lecturer has a wonderful, calming and relaxing manner. She makes learning fun and enjoyable.
Made me think, well paced and delivered. Nicely broken up with practical work. A truly enlightening day, excellent venue and delivery.
Very enjoyable day – BlissTrip! Thank you.
Really easy to follow, precise instructions about a technique and how it can be applied.
Very powerful, effective method for achieving positive change.
Extremely useful tool for work and personal life. Very well explained and demonstrated. Excellent supporting material.
Interesting to see how it fitted in with what I already do and enhances and develops skills I already have. Very user friendly. I feel I can pick it up immediately and work with it.
Will use immediately!
Once again a thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and interesting workshop. Further improving my learning experience.
I can take many techniques back with me on a practical level to try with patients.
I can use this in my work, possibly every day, and provides personal insight.
Thanks for a great day – was excellent value for money too.