In the recent years, the Guided imagery has been a powerful tool used for healing any health condition or illness. On the other hand, it is also useful for freeing the mind and body from negative thoughts, feelings or beliefs by reprogramming the subconscious mind using our senses. It helps the body to function properly and maintain a relaxed and a peaceful state of mind. In this process, the images that we imagine would go directly to our subconscious mind and the mind will exhibit those images to reality.
There are many healthcare concerns who value the benefits of the Guided Imagery techniques since they are effective for handling anxious patients and their cooperation is increased in terms of treatment. The empathetic listening skills of the patients are improved which in turn improves employee satisfaction and controls the employee attrition. These integrative techniques also benefit the public and create a better environment for healing. These imagery techniques entirely benefits our body and mind emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and physiologically. Due to depression or stress, our immune system is altered and the endocrine system secretes norepinephrine and gonadotropic hormone which adversely affects our metabolism.
When an individual starts to meditate or use these techniques, the blood pressure will get under control and also lowers the endocrine gland’s secretion. Even adequate amount of oxygen is sent to the brain by lowering the level of stress. It soothes your mind and enhances your confidence level with positive thinking. The other important benefit is that these guided imagery techniques reduces the risk of the heart problems. Since most of the diseases are caused by stress, these techniques help a lot to control the anger and negative thoughts. It is a very pleasurable and a desirable thing to perform these techniques.
Further, the guided imagery techniques could also provide relief from many diseases and symptoms. It improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal system and boosts our immune system. There is always a powerful link between our physical well being and our mind. First thing about this technique is that the physical relaxation is achieved through the visualization exercise. It is an affordable treatment and there are various methods used to achieve better results. The healing imagery reduces the inflammation by focusing on visualizations. The pain control imagery controls the pain and makes the person to be more confident and manageable.
The second process about this technique is through relaxed states. By focusing on the music or any tapes on the sound of nature, we can achieve relaxation of our body as well as mind. Stress is harmful for the overall wellbeing of the body but the experience of using these imagery techniques would restore inner peace and allows us the much-needed deep rest for the mind and body. There are many self-directed guided imageries available through many books or DVD’s and CD’s or through online. It could be very user friendly and an efficient technique to remove stress from our life.
Jill Magso is a member of the Silva Team and contributes to spreading enlightened ideas and sharing teachings about meditation practices. The Silva Method encompasses a variety of powerful exercises that take you deep into Alpha and Theta levels of the mind so that you can work within your subconscious as well as your conscious mind.