Guided imagery has been known for years to be very beneficial for easing distress. Mis-guided imagery is being done far more often!
In fact “mis-guided imagery” is actually often a contributing cause to many of the things people seek psychotherapeutic support for:
- Anxiety, Fears & Worries
- Anger & Irritability
- Panic Attacks
- Health worries
- Pornography addiction
- Video game addiction
What you permit your mind to dwell on has profound and immediate effects on your body and mood.
It is the nature of the mind to be constantly producing content. Psycho-Spiritual transformation begins when you realize you are NOT a passive victim of what your mind is producing. You are much MORE than what you think or feel at any moment. Consciously choosing what your mind does / does not dwell upon is the beginning of "Witness Consciousness" or the "Observational Self". It is only then that we begin to break out of the prison of our automatic, reactionary responses. It is only then that we begin to develop the capacity of mature human beings. That is why meditation practices are considered part of any serious mind / body positive psychology practice. There is much research now that supports this. This is why meditation practices have always been considered essential for spiritual development. What you choose to entertain in your mind reflects what you value and effects what you will experience.
I have witnessed the healing power of the imagination for more than twenty years in my professional life. The techniques of Interactive Guided Imagery, Dream Work, SoulCollage®, Expressive Art therapies and biofeedback have facilitated profound healing shifts for many.
Here are a few resources to get you started.
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What has your experience with the power of your imagination been? Have you ever used imagery for healing purposes? Gained insight from dreams? Benefitted from SoulCollage® or expressive art practices? Used home biofeedback games with benefit?
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