Guided imagery is similar to visualisation, in that you are using your imagination for a specific purpose. However, visualisation is more focused on a definitive outcome. Guided imagery is relevant for managing stress and coping with difficult situations.
Imagery’s effectiveness relies on using all your senses, within the quietness of the treatments room, closing your eyes, breathing slowly and deeply, whilst listening to the voice of your Therapist, guiding you through your very own imaginary place or memory of a place or time that has special meaning to you and ideally one that evokes nice memories, or your Therapist will help you with this.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
This helps to lower overall tension and stress levels. It will help you relax when you are feeling anxious. It can help alleviate and reduce stomach aches, headaches as well as improving your sleep. Recognise what feeling relaxed feels like! Recognise when you are starting to get tense during the day!