UMHS Complimentary Therapies: Guided Imagery
By University of Michigan Health System
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Reduce anxiety, depression and fatigue. Guided imagery is a gentle but powerful technique that focuses and directs the imagination. It can be just as simple as an athlete's 10-second reverie, just before leaping off the diving board, imagining how a perfect dive feels when slicing through the water. Or it can be as complex as imagining the busy, focused buzz of thousands of loyal immune cells, scooting out of the thymus gland on a search and destroy mission to wipe out unsuspecting cancer cells.
||CleanGuided Imagery: Daily Intention||Prepare for the day using your inner resources to ensure well-being and freedom throughout the day. As you'll hear, the experience is set at the beginning of the day, but the imagery can be useful and powerful at any time, so don't worry about needed to listen first-thing in the morning. Recommended for dealing with fear or anxiety.||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuided Imagery: Taking a Walk||Take a walk and enjoy the sensations of movement and a change in scenery. Dealing with illness, whether yours or the illness of a friend or loved one, can generate an intense awareness of our vulnerabilities or weaknesses. Sometimes we forget about our many strengths and competence and the many dimensions of our selves. This walk offers opportunities to remember those qualities and aspects of ourselves that continue to support and serve us at these difficult times. Recommended for dealing with fatigue and/or upsetting emotions, such as anger or sadness.||10/15/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to guided imagery||The first part of the podcast explains guided imagery, its uses and tips on how best to make use of it. The second part of the podcast offers a short imagery focused on relaxation. Recommended for: beginners to guided imagery and those with a fear or anxiety.||9/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
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