Guided Imagery is a form of healing that can positively affect the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of a person. Imagery is a powerful tool that can assist healing, because it accesses the subconscious mind that thinks in images and symbols, and the body where tension, emotions, energy, and beliefs can be held. These images provide clues to help a person receive insight about what will help them heal and have deeper meaning and understanding about what causes them physical or emotional pain. Thus, they can have a better relationship with what causes them pain and suffering so they can transform it, resolve it, or learn to manage it more easily.
Research shows that Guided Imagery can give a person a greater sense of control, increase self confidence, assist with fear, panic, anxiety, helplessness, uncertainty, trauma, loss, and grief, increase relaxation, decrease depression, decrease stress, decrease pain, decrease nausea, decrease blood pressure, prepare for medical procedures, decrease respiratory difficulties, decrease medication side effects, improve immune system, improve healing and recovery time, decrease hospital length of stay, enhance sleep, strengthen connection to spirituality, meaning, and purpose in life, improve functional outcomes, and improve quality of life.
It is now a well accepted that our emotions can affect our physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being. Always feeling or never feeling our emotions can negatively impact health and well-being.
This is an Intermediate Level Class that is available to Health Care Professionals and anyone who wants to learn these techniques for their own self-care and personal development or to help others. These courses will enhance any Health Care Professionals skills who would like to bring a Mind-Body-Spirit, Prevention, and Wellness approach to Healing. Excellent for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Nurses, Physicians, Mental Health Practitioners, Massage Therapists, Yoga Practitioners, and any one caring for others.
This is the 4th class in the first year of the “Holistic Healing Certificate Program.” Prerequisites for the Holistic Healing Certificate: The Power of the Mind in Healing, Energy Healing, and Guided Imagery Level I: Imagery and Healing. Prerequisite for Guided Imagery Certificate: Guided Imagery Level I: Imagery and Healing.
Read What is Guided Imagery? by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L, originally published on ADVANCE Magazine.
You Will Learn:
- How “Positive” and “Negative” Emotions can Positively and Negatively affect Health and Well-Being
- Mindful, Loving, and Accepting approaches that can Heal Emotional Wounds, Limiting Thoughts, and Beliefs and Improve Functional Life Outcomes
- How Emotion, Stress, Body Tension, and Pain are often connected
- The Emotional Clearing Process basics and how to Connect to your Body, Energy, and Spirit to Release stored Tension, Patterns, and Energy within you in a Supportive and Caring Way.
- How to Guide others to Connect with their Body, Feelings, Sensations and Positively Process their Emotions for Mind, Body, Spirit Healing, Recovery, Prevention and Wellness.
Certificate of Completion
Health Care Professionals will receive a Certificate of Completion that may be submitted to your professional board for professional development credits. A completed course evaluation is required within 30 days of taking the class to receive a Certificate of Completion.
Distant Learning will meet via the internet or teleconference. You must have a working computer, high speed internet, web cam, microphone, and speakers. Once you have registered you will be instructed on how to connect. It really is easy!
Payment is due in full one week before the start of class. Refunds will not be given after the first class. You must attend each class to receive a Certificate of Completion. If you miss one class you will need to make it up with Emmy based on an hourly rate. If you miss more than one class in a series you will need to retake the entire level. Full refunds will be given if the entire class is cancelled by the instructor. Complaints can be handled with Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L.