Guided Imagery

guided imageryGuided imagery uses the power of the mind to aid in healing. It engages all the senses to heal from within.

Guided imagery involves the focused and intentional use of active imagination to add insight and to create desired outcomes and goals. Guided imagery has been used in many forms throughout human history, including ritual, prayer, sports, medicine, and stress reduction.

How guided imagery can help you:

You will learn to use the imaginative capacity of your mind to improve physical, emotional or spiritual health, enhance peace of mind or prepare for surgery or other medical procedures. Guided imagery is particularly effective with:

  • Treatment of cancer including pain, quality of life, and other side effects
  • Preparation for surgery
  • Post-operative pain and recovery
  • Chronic pain
  • Management of anxiety and depressive disorders
  • Conditions exacerbated by stress
What the research is showing:

Of the many studies on guided imagery, only a few are controlled and these range from poor to good in quality. Nevertheless, results of these studies are consistent in showing benefit with guided imagery intervention, especially in the treatment of cancer (pain, quality of life), the post-operative state (pain, parameters of recovery), and chronic pain.

Our Guided Imagery practitioner is:
Brook Stone,
MSW, LCSW
Rates

$130

Insurance

The Osher Center is not contracted with insurance companies for guided imagery treatments. Following the visit, we will provide you with documentation if you wish to seek reimbursement from your health insurer.

Appointments

Please visit our Appointments page to schedule a visit.

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