Interactive Guided Imagery is the practice of using therapeutic guided imagery to allow clients to enter a relaxed state of mind, and then to focus their attention on images associated with the issues they are confronting.
Dr. Wells is an experience imagery practitioner and by using an interactive, non-judgmental, content-free guiding style, she encourages clients to tap their inner resources to find new and creative solutions for their own problems.
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A mental image can be defined as “a thought with sensory qualities.” It is something we mentally see, hear, taste, smell, touch, or feel. As a result, imagery has profound physiological consequences, and the body tends to respond to imagery as it would to a genuine external experience.
The term “guided imagery” refers to a wide variety of techniques, including simple visualization and direct suggestion using imagery, metaphor and story telling, fantasy exploration and game playing, dream interpretation, drawing, and active imagination where elements of the unconscious are invited to appear as images that can communicate with the conscious mind.
Once considered an alternative (or complementary) approach, guided imagery is now finding widespread scientific and public acceptance, and it is being used to teach psycho-physiological relaxation, alleviate anxiety and depression, relieve physical and psychological symptoms, overcome health-endangering habits, resolve conflicts, and help patients prepare for surgery and tolerate procedures more comfortably.