For many people, diving into a meditative practice can feel daunting. This is why guided imagery can be a helpful bridge -- -it leads you into the silence with a companion of sorts--the music and words help in opening to the unconcious mind--providing a feeling of support as often unfamiliar territory is explored.
When my life felt like it was falling apart, guided imagery helped me feel safe, relaxed and hopeful.
It was as if the "great mother" was holding a safe space for me. This was especially helpful for me at night when I was alone with my anxious thoughts. I would listen to a guided imagery audio and be reminded of the timeless truths I had lost track of in my emotional pain.
Guided imagery gives you soothing music, positive images and thoughts, and a structure; a template of sorts that gently guides your mind through a relaxing healing process.
So if you are ready to go inward and want some guidance into the silence.....Guided Imagery may be just what you are looking for.
If you have a loved one who is having an especially difficult time--a guided imagery CD is truly a loving meaningful gift. If you know someone getting ready for surgery--a guided imagery audio specifically for surgery can help hasten the healing process and reduce side effects.
For women in mid-life, an empowering , relaxing audio is a great resource for moving through this transition with greater clarity and calm.
Glenda Cedarleaf MSW LICSW is a Holistic Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist who loves helping others heal through the power of guided imagery.