Guided imagery is a gentle but powerful technique that focuses and directs the imagination. Performed by a trained therapist, it can help elicit physiologic changes through the connection between the visual brain (the visual cortex at the back of the head) and the involuntary nervous system.
Over the past 25 years, the effectiveness of guided imagery has been increasingly established by research findings that demonstrate its positive impact on health, creativity and performance. We now know that in many instances even 10 minutes of imagery can reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood, and heighten short-term immune cell activity. It can considerably reduce blood loss during surgery, lessen headaches and pain, accelerate weight loss and reduce anxiety; and it has been shown, again and again, to reduce the adverse effects of chemotherapy, especially nausea, depression and fatigue.*
Introductory Intake and Session | 90 minutes/ $150
A personalized introduction to guided imagery, based upon current needs and issues, that will allow anyone to begin their own practice. Includes guided relaxation CD so you can practice at home.
Follow-up Sessions | 60 minutes/$120, 30 minutes/$65
Follow up sessions are based on the clients needs and include personalized imagery sessions to allow for the greatest mind-body healing.
Guided Imagery for Cancer Support | Intro, 90 minutes/$150; Follow-up, 50 minutes/$100
Studies have shown an increase in comfort levels in women with breast cancer; overall improved quality of life, decreased side effects and reduced emotional expression in patients who supplemented Guided Imagery while undergoing chemo or radiation regardless the type of cancer.
Guided Imagery for Post Op | Intro, 90 minutes/$150; Follow-up, 50 minutes/$100
Guided imagery for patients post surgery to decrease pain, anxiety, and medication use. Especially beneficial for post colorectal surgery or cardiac surgery.
Group Sessions | 60 minutes/ $40 per person
Offered once a month. Can be customized to suit your group's needs.
*Source: Dr. Andrew Weil, Healthjourneys