A client is talked into a light, relaxed state, then is directed by a therapist to "see" a specific situation or circumstance in his mind, and then to allow the imagination to unfold a story. It's much like having a dream in an awake state. The story is literally tapping into the subconscious, where much truth can be learned. The process is lead by the client's subconscious insights and not by the Therapist.
No, Imagery has been around for hundreds of years and has been known by many names. Both Freud and Jung used types of imagery. In 1997, an estimated 23 million visits were made to guided-imagery practitioners, according to a study of complementary-care usage by David Eisenberg, M.D., author of Guided Imagery for Self-Healing.
It operates on the premise that the mind, body, and spirit are connected. What the mind hears, it believes, and the body then follows that direction. The body knows how to operate at optimal health. There is not a single drug produced by pharmaceutical companies that the body cannot naturally produce. Somehow, through trauma or negative talk, the mind has gotten in the way and disrupted the normal function of the body. Guided Imagery talks directly to the subconscious to reprogram the body.
Absolutely. Using imagery to talk to the body, you can tap into the subconscious with powerful suggestions to accept any medication or surgical procedure with less stress and far less side effects. During this meditative process, science is proving that the heart rate slows down, the pulse is lowered, and the immune system is actually strengthened, affording quicker healing and reduced pain. However, it is not a substitute for proper medical attention.
Basically, the two processes are very similar. Guided Imagery, however, is a much lighter trance and allows you much more freedom to have an experience unique to you. Whereas hypnosis deals primarily with behavior modification with specific instructions and commands, imagery is more free flowing, affording new information and insight from the client, not the therapist.
The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy - Frequently Asked Ques...
The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, created by music therapist Helen Bonny, is a therapy process in which the client images freely to recorded, classical music while dialoguing with a trained guide. The imagery can include any kind of imagination experience, such as sensations, feelings, memories, and fantasies. Throughout the process, the guide supports and encourages the client's development through careful selections of music, skillful intervention, and a caring presence.
Absolutely. Using imagery to talk to the body, you can tap into the subconscious with powerful suggestions to accept any medication or surgical procedure with less stress and far less side effects. Many studies at universities and medical centers have proven that using Guided Imagery before and during recovery from surgery finds patients using half the pain medication, leaving the hospital much sooner.
FAQ About Hypnosis at North Shore Hypnosis, New York
Hypnosis is best described as an altered state of consciousness, a changed or focused state of awareness, concentration and perception. During the experience of hypnosis, the person remains in complete control and should they ever feel uncomfortable because of the experience, they can always reopen their eyes and terminate the experience. Everyone at some point or another naturally experiences the hypnotic state.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, which can be induced either by a Hypnotherapist or by self-hypnosis. Many long time practitioners of Meditation are able to experience a similar effect. With Hypnotherapy the effect is combined with a therapy to help you let go of negative thoughts and emotions, and replace them with positive ones.
Hypnosis is best described as an altered state of consciousness, a changed state of awareness, concentration and perception. During the experience of hypnosis, the person remains in complete control and should they ever feel uncomfortable because of the experience, they can always reopen their eyes and terminate the intervention. Everyone at some point or another has experienced hypnosis.
NeuroBehavioral Programs - Relief from Chronic Pain - Physic...
We believe that the phenomenon of information transduction is the common mechanism underlying the effects of both interactive guided imagery and the neurobehavioral approach outlined here. Patients have generated imagery spontaneously during their relief procedures, but this isn't the focus of our work, which uses verbal instruction instead.
Internal Focus - Frequently Asked Questions
Each are a relaxed state of mind. Self-hypnosis is a natural, relaxed and focused state of mind different but very similar to guided imagery, visualization and meditation. If you have the desire and are willing, then you can be enter into this relaxed state of mind. Always! You are always in control and your subconscious mind will not allow you to accept suggestions or wording that conflicts with your values, morals or personal beliefs.
Internal Focus - Frequently Asked Questions
Wonderful! Most every session involves being in a relaxed state of mind. So always expect to be relaxed, in control and focused. All my clients leave feeling relaxed, peaceful and many remark on how really, really good they feel! (Big smiles are common.)
Satellite imagery, particularly from polar-orbiting satellites, and especially when skies are clear of clouds, make it possible to spot big icebergs as they form. Cracks in the ice are only clearly visible from the air. Satellites give a point of view available no other way.
In each new image as it comes in, a researcher will look for the cracks and rifts that are likely candidates for any new bergs. It is important to also look at places where the unexpected could happen (that's why B15 was probably missed, nobody "expected" it).
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You can publish our imagery for any use including brochures, ads, billboards, CD covers, internet, intranet, extranet, books or magazines, annual reports, news letters, television or video projects, etc. The only thing you cannot do with our imagery, without a further resale license, is resell the image directly or create objects based on the image, this includes postcards, greeting cards, calendars, posters, framed prints and T-shirts.