Guided Imagery is a powerful technique that is used to enhance health, performance, and creativity. It is also used to help people reframe and overcome difficult or negative experiences. The effectiveness of this guided imagery has been well documented. Research shows that as little as 10 minutes of imagery can “can reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood, and heighten short- term immune cell activity. It can considerably reduce blood loss during surgery and morphine use after it. It lessens headaches and pain. It can increase skill at skiing, skating, tennis, writing, acting and singing; it accelerates weight loss and reduces anxiety; and it has been shown, again and again, to reduce the aversive effects of chemotherapy, especially nausea, depression and fatigue.”
For those of us who are still tormented by judgments that were dumped on us as children, guided imagery can be a useful tool for exercising those demons. To listen to a guided visualization that will help you eliminate judgment from your life.