The skilled use of guided imagery taps into our imagination and natural problem-solving capacity and as such is one of the most powerful tools available to health and welfare professionals. It is also one of the fastest ways to reduce emotional arousal and generate deep relaxation — the crucial first step towards lasting therapeutic change.
This fascinating and practical MP3 contains a wealth of information including:
- how to use guided imagery to treat a variety of problems: anxiety, pain, phobias, trauma, stress, depression, addiction, anger, feelings of inadequacy, and to improve performance (at public speaking, sports, taking exams etc.)
- how guided imagery taps into our natural learning and problem-solving states, enabling us to change our behaviour patterns and rehearse new ones
- the skills and process involved; how to maximise your chances of successfully engaging and relaxing even the most difficult of clients
- the connection between the REM state, daydreaming and guided imagery
- the benefits of clinical hypnosis and the dangers of stage hypnosis
- why the misuse of our imaginations is at the heart of much psychological distress
- many therapeutic ideas you can use with your clients.
An example relaxation induction that you can adapt for clients or use for yourself.
Approx running time: 66 mins
Also available from Human Givens College:
One-day Course: 'Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change'
Format: M4B Audiobook (MP3)
Running time: 65 min