Guided Imagery Level I: Imagery & Healing

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.

This is an Introductory 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 first class in the Guided Imagery Certification for Health Care Professionals and the third class in the 2 Year Holistic Healing Certificate Program.

Read Article in ADVANCE Magazine by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L “What is Guided Imagery?”

You Will Learn:

  • Foundations in Imagery Techniques that can Lower Stress, Pain, and Anxiety
  • How the Relaxation Response can assist Stress Reduction and Deep Healing
  • How to Guide individuals to access their Inner Wisdom, Higher Self, and Intuition for Insight and Direction with their Healing
  • Foundational Guided and Interactive Imagery Techniques to Assist Individuals to Lower Stress, Reduce Pain, Transform Emotional and Physical Feelings, and Create Positive Outcomes
  • How to Guide Clients into deep Mindfulness and Love to Transform Negative Emotions and Physical Pain
  • Successfully guide clients toward their Health and Wellness Goals

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

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!

Class Policy

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.

Local & Distant Class Information

LocationLocal St. Paul, MN combined with Distant Learning via Web Video Conference
Dates & TimeTBA Contact Emmy if you would like to take this class, tutoring available
InstructorEmmy Vadnais, OTR/L

Service details

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DateJuly 23, 2014