A vivid imagination can make anything appear as real! You will also concur on this because clear visualization has the power to add real touch to even a non-existent entity; thus, if it is wisely used, it can also solve many real-time problems, especially related to health. In the process of guided imagery, you use nothing but this visualization only to produce positive responses from both mind and body.

Guided or mental imagery is perhaps a broad term known to almost everyone. However, here it is used to refer to specific techniques that are recorded in scripts or CD/tape and directed by an expert. The person who is using this technique for healing purposes is guided by the practitioner to a quiet scene or asked to focus on a theme.

Of late, this therapeutic technique has gained much prominence and confidence. It involves interactive imagery where a person has to use his or her imaginative faculties amidst powerful and dynamic settings. In this process, the recipient gets to explore his or her own hidden healing talent. The expert practitioner guides the recipient; and the recipient just needs to relax and concentrate to reach out his or her internal resources, wisdom and innate abilities to solve the problem.

This healing technique is effective on all the layers of an individual including mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. It acts upon the gap between conscious and subconscious mind and align them. It helps you interact with your inner world and its wisdom.

It is believed that inner faculties and hidden healing power of the body can be utilized much the way external sources are used. It is used to reach out to that level of subconscious mind where the secrets of maintaining or restoring health are stored. For example, a patient can visualize his or her problem and move further to imagine what it needs to heal.

In this entire process, interaction plays an integral role. You need to interact with the mental pictures with the help of the practitioner. Your both left and right areas of the brain are put to use. When you reach the deeper level, the process of assimilating details begins. These details are further used to correct the problem.

There is no doubt that guided imagery is an effective method. Prevalent since three decades, this technique is evolving at every stage. Studies have also shown that how our mental faculties can affect us physically, leading to increased heart rates or heavy breathing. Not only this, it can also influence digestive as well as immune system.
In order to help patients get rid of their diseases, more and more doctors are relying on guided imagery technique.

They believe that a positive mind and positive thinking can almost solve half of the problem. You can apply this technique to lower down your stress and tension. It is an effective tool that can be used anywhere amidst quiet and peaceful setting. There is no time restriction. Just practice it daily and experience the difference.

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.