Guided imagery uses the power of our own imaginations to foster healing of the mind, body, and spirit and enhance our functioning or performance. A guided imagery recording or session uses gentle phrases and words that evoke sensations that help us heal.
Guided imagery works because our bodies do not discern whether an image is real or imagined. When we bring an image to mind, the same parts of the brain light up as if the actual event was happening. So, if we imagine a relaxing image, our bodies relax. Moreover, in a state of relaxed focus (which guided imagery promotes), we are more sensitive to imagery, which makes us capable of more intense healing, growth, learning, and change.