Guided imagery, also called guided meditation, is a powerful technique that works very well any holistic healing practice. It is a mild form of hypnotherapy that can help you relax just enough to clear blocks, receive inner guidance and still remain fully aware of the present moment.
It is also a relaxation technique that has been clinically proven to help manage stress, emotional discomfort, anger, pain, sleep disorders, preparation for surgery, pregnancy and more.
Guided imagery works so well because the thoughts and beliefs that we visualize in our mind are just as powerful whether they are real or imagined. It still produces the same emotion.
When the mind and body are deeply relaxed, almost in a dream-like state, the subconscious mind is more receptive to learning, healing, creativity, performance and intuition.
Most importantly, the more emotion, desire, passion and belief put into the imagery, the quicker and more effective the results will be.
When working with your client, you will want to use a soft, slow and clear voice for best results.
Sometimes you and your client may take turns guiding the images and feelings that are experienced during the session. You can suggest what they may see, and you can also ask them what they are seeing.
Sometimes you can be spontaneous and intuitive with the session, or you can use a pre-written scenario for different situations.
Make sure to pause often and let your client feel, see and take in the images.
You will want to create a safe, quiet, comfortable place to conduct the session. Some things that can enhance the session may include:
- Soft music with no voice
- Burning candle
- Sound of water running
The more senses used when visualizing your desires (such as sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste), the more successful Guided Imagery will be.