What is Guided Imagery ?
Guided Imagery is a powerful method that can help you take control over your state of Mind. In a nutshell, it is a way of retrieving and utilizing positive associations from the Inner Mind (a.k.a. the sub-conscious ) I deem it an essential skill to help cope with today’s fast paced stress filled world.
Here’s how it works.
How it works is a by using ‘redirection of attention’. Directing attention away from your critical reasoning mind (the Left Brain) with its worries, concerns and stresses, steering it gently inwardly into Deep Inner Mind (The Right Brain). The Deep Inner Mind is the repository of our long term memories and associations, core reactions, autonomic bodily functions, feelings, imagination and dreams. It is here that the full power of our imagination, focused attention and associative memory can be used in a powerful and structured way to create a place of deep relaxation, healing and peace
Our memories are stored as ‘associations’ with our senses, we will call this ability of the brain to recall by association ‘associative memory’. Associative memory is something we have all experienced. A particular smell, song or glimpse of of some long forgotten object evokes a specific scene out of our memory, often in startling detail. Our minds have this very profound holographic ability to recall by association. Nothing is ever lost.
Guided Imagery uses the Mind’s inherent associative ability to create a shift internally.
We create new beneficial associations by accessing the Deep Inner Mind and harnessing the power of your imagination and visualization in a powerful and structured way. In a Guided Imagery session the client is in a state of deep relaxed yet focused awareness. Here we can create positive scenarios,you experience it, identify with it and then set ‘anchors’ (specific cues) to help your Mind retrieve these new associative memory feelings at will.
Learning the skills of Guided Imagery can be done one on one, in a group or even on-line.
© Janos Neder 2015