In guided imagery the therapist uses the natural power of a person’s imagination to enhance relaxation, assist healing, and develop personal and spiritual growth.
Images can have a powerful effect on the mind and body: a fearful image results in stress; a relaxing image results in relaxation.
By recognizing the power of imagery, people can be taught to use it to self-direct their minds and bodies.
Guided imagery has been effective in many areas for the mind, body, and spirit by lowering cholesterol, reducing blood pressure, increasing performance and success, and allowing forgiveness, which increases the feeling of connectedness to others.
Current studies have also shown that guided imagery can also reduce anxiety, stress and pain.
Join a Guided Imagery group today. Individual and group sessions are available.
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Lynn Barrett Stone
Psychotherapist, MSW, LCSW
840 Beach Dr. NE, St Petersburg, Florida 33701