As a directed form of imagination, guided imagery can help support your healing process. Using your memories, dreams, inner perceptions and visions, and sometimes one or more of your senses, it connects the mind, body and spirit. Because guided imagery has been shown effective in reducing pain and anxiety, it’s often used to promote sleep and increase relaxation before surgery.
At Woodwinds, guided imagery is provided through an audio series called “Health Journeys.” The selections include:
- General wellness
- Easing pain
- Successful surgery
- Others that pertain to medical conditions
If you are interested in guided imagery, please talk to your nurse.