Nowadays, life has become so demanding that it’s getting difficult to give any time to one’s own self. As a result, tension and stress has become a common problem leading to several health problems. If you visit a doctor today, he is most likely to point out that you are facing this issue because of increased stress level. And, this is true to a very great extent. You can get rid of tension and stress by controlling your negative emotions.

Negative emotions or thoughts are the underlying cause of most of our tension. They make you tired or simply make you feel like running away. It’s not easy to control them or turn them into positive entities. But, by regular practice of guided imagery, you can achieve this. There is a subtle difference between imagery and guided imagery.

In case of imagery, your unconscious mind plays an important role; it naturally creates some images in mind that are unknown to you. However, guided imagery is about knowing or being aware about the imagination. It’s a method or a technique that enables you to connect with your mind. Through guided imagery, you can reach out to a larger group of resources. This method is effective in bringing both physiological and psychological transformations because you are informed and empowered with your choices.

While practicing guided imagery, you take recourse to your imaginative power to create awareness in your unconscious mind. By using this technique, you can get rid of any kind of anxiety, pain, stress or fear. It is also helpful in developing your learning skills and spiritual energy.

You can achieve all these and more with guided imagery, which is basically based upon positive thinking. You can practice this mental imagination or imagery technique by taking the help of a CD or recordings. You can also join any mental imagery professional for guidance.

Everyone has their own style of applying this technique. But, one thing that remains the same is the interaction part. You need to interact with the images that are being formed. Some people depend on the guidance of expert practitioner and some use CDs to create those images. There are some people who prefer to follow pre-defined rules and conditions to encounter the imagery. These help them maintain a flow. No matter which process you would feel comfortable with, your ultimate aim is to connect with your mind linking unconscious with the conscious.

In this process, you will encounter different experiences. Some will be pleasant to your senses and some will be the manifestation of pains, obstacles, problems and so on. You need to use guided imagery to become aware about your problems and to solve them by creating opportunities for healing and development.

To say it in simple terms, guided imagery is a tool which you can use to interact with your mind. It helps you become aware about your choices and thereby, in fulfilling them. In order to benefit from this, you need to learn the ways to use it effectively.

Author's Bio: 

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.