What do the experts say about Guided Imagery?
As we think, so we become.
Scientists are confirming the truth of this conventional wisdom. Research has shown that forms of relaxation that quiet and positively redirect the mind are practices that restore the biochemical balance in the body.
Guided Imagery is one of the most powerful yet easiest forms of relaxation to engage in. It has been proven to be very effective in enhancing healing in both emotional and physical ailments. The healing processes for anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, and even fractures, have all been enhanced significantly when Guided Imagery was practiced.
Medical doctors, such as Harvard University’s Herbert Benson, attest to the link between positive belief and good health. Dr. Dean Ornish uses the mind in his nationally acclaimed program to reduce heart disease.
“Today, mind/body research is confirming what ancient healing traditions have always known: that the mind and the body are a unity.”
Christiane Northrup, MD
a leading advocate of the powerful role the human spirit can play in creating health, and author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause