Imagery in Healing

Imagery in Healing

This influential book shows how the systematic use of mental imagery can have a positive influence on the course of disease and can help patients to cope with pain.

Author: Jeanne Achterberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834826298

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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This influential book shows how the systematic use of mental imagery can have a positive influence on the course of disease and can help patients to cope with pain. In Imagery in Healing, Jeanne Achterberg brings together modern scientific research and the practices of the earliest healers to support her claim that imagery is the world's oldest and most powerful healing resource. The book has become a classic in the field of alternative medicine and continues to be read by new generations of health care professionals and lay people. In Imagery in Healing, Achterberg explores in detail the role of the imagination in the healing process. She begins with an exploration of the tradition of shamanism, "the medicine of the imagination," surveying this time-honored way of touching the nexus of the mind, body, and soul. She then traces the history of the use of imagery within Western medicine, including a look at contemporary examples of how health care professionals have drawn on the power of the imagination through such methods as hypnosis, biofeedback, and the placebo effect. Ultimately, Achterberg looks to the science of immunology to uncover the most effective ground for visualization, and she presents data demonstrating how imagery can have a direct and profound impact on the workings of the immune system. Drawing on art, science, history, anthropology, and medicine, Imagery in Healing offers a highly readable overview of the profound and complex relationship between the imagination and the body.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Healing Visualizations

Healing Visualizations

Dr. Epstein provides a new vision of how the mind can heal the body through the use of "imaginal medicine".

Author: Gerald Epstein

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553346237

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 226

View: 648

Dr. Epstein provides a new vision of how the mind can heal the body through the use of "imaginal medicine". His techniques for tapping into the mind's latent energy enable readers to take charge of their health and lives with surprisingly fast, positive results. 20 illustrations.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Rituals of Healing

Rituals of Healing

Shows how to use mental images to relieve pain, promote healing, and alleviate specific ailments such as headaches and backaches

Author: Jeanne Achterberg

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: UOM:39015034248727

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 612

Shows how to use mental images to relieve pain, promote healing, and alleviate specific ailments such as headaches and backaches
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Transformative Imagery

Transformative Imagery

This definitive collection brings together leading pioneers in the field of guided imagery to share its theory, practice and history.

Author: Leslie Davenport

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784501754

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 129

Guided imagery is a transformative practice for reducing stress, healing mind and body, and improving performance. This definitive collection brings together leading pioneers in the field of guided imagery to share its theory, practice and history. Readers are introduced to the extensive uses of imagery, from its medical application for pain relief, cancer care and other physical healing, through its significant contribution to mental health and depth psychology, to its application within the arts and as a vehicle for social change. An exploration of the place of imagery within spiritual and religious traditions includes a never before published guide to the internal alchemy of Daoist imagery. Transformative Imagery will enable professionals to tailor guided imagery to their individual practice, demonstrating how to use it with people of all ages, from chronic pain patients to athletes to combat veterans and for both mental and physical health.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens

Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens

Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens shows parents, caregivers, and wellness practitioners how to tap into this powerful source of healing to help children overcome the pain and discomfort of anything from a minor fever to cancer.

Author: Ellen Curran

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442952768

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 667

Their own naturally rich imaginations are one of the best resources for healing children or helping them through difficult times. Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens shows parents, caregivers, and wellness practitioners how to tap into this powerful source of healing to help children overcome the pain and discomfort of anything from a minor fever to cancer. This easy-to-use manual includes an explanation of mind-body medicine and imagery, real-life case studies from the authors experience, and much rich, scripted imagery for both the younger child and teenager. Equipped with these valuable tools, children can connect with their self-healing abilities, strengthen their self-esteem, and enjoy their own imaginations!
Categories: Medical

Guided Imagery for Self Healing

Guided Imagery for Self Healing

Using methods he has taught to thousands of patients and health-care professionals since 1972, Dr. Rossman teaches a step-by-step method of harnessing the power of the mind to further one's own physical healing.

Author: Martin L.Rossman

Publisher: H J Kramer

ISBN: 1932073299

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 242

Using methods he has taught to thousands of patients and health-care professionals since 1972, Dr. Rossman teaches a step-by-step method of harnessing the power of the mind to further one's own physical healing. Versatile and easy-to-learn, mental imagery as explained by Dr. Rossman, can be used to: Achieve deep physiological relaxation Stimulate healing responses in the body Create an inner dialogue and gain a better understanding of one's health Improve health and general well-being. The idea of guided imagery as an aid to the healing process is a recognized key component in the health care equation of mind/body healing. Starting with a discussion of the nature of imagery and how it works, Dr. Rossman presents specific scripts that can be used directly. Scripts include: Exploring Your Imagery Abilities, Basic Relaxation Skills, Deepening Techniques, Your Healing Imagery, Meeting Your Inner Advisor, Symptoms are Symbols, Grounding Your Insight, Learning From Your Resistance, and Your Image of Wellness. A practical and helpful book not only for those facing specific health problems but for all who wish to use the imagination for a wide range of individual purposes unlimited to health situations.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery

The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery

Containing more than 2,100 original mental imagery exercises drawn from the work of the great 20th-century spiritual master and healer Colette Aboulker-Muscat, this manual of spiritual teaching and rich treasury of powerful healing images ...

Author: Gerald Epstein

Publisher: Gerald Epstein

ISBN: 9781883148102

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 262

View: 450

Containing more than 2,100 original mental imagery exercises drawn from the work of the great 20th-century spiritual master and healer Colette Aboulker-Muscat, this manual of spiritual teaching and rich treasury of powerful healing images can be used as a daily source of inspiration, transformation, and healing.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Mind and medicine

Mind and medicine

Author: Jeanne Achterberg

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:851230412

Category:

Page: 8

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Healing Images

Healing Images

"Healing Images: The Role of Imagination in Health" details the function and capacity of imagination in health. This work consists of 22 chapters and discusses theory, research, and clinical applications.

Author: Anees A. Sheikh

Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0895032082

Category: Medical

Page: 530

View: 360

"Healing Images: The Role of Imagination in Health" details the function and capacity of imagination in health. This work consists of 22 chapters and discusses theory, research, and clinical applications. Presented is a brief history of the use of imagery for healing in both Eastern and Western traditions, a review of research that deals with the physiological consequences of imagery and related approaches, and an explanation of how images lead to such bodily changes. "Healing Images" covers the latest theory and research on the relationship between imagery, cerebral laterality, and healing. An attempt is also made to integrate modern systems theory with concepts of information and energy, which disclose the role of imagery and love in health. Imagery and music in health are also discussed.
Categories: Medical

Healing Into Immortality

Healing Into Immortality

In Healing Into Immortality, Gerald N. Epstein, MD, a pioneer in mindbody medicine for 25 years, offers a prescription that extends life and prevents illness.In this revolutionary book, Dr. Epstein shows the practical meaning of these laws ...

Author: Gerald Epstein

Publisher: Gerald Epstein

ISBN: 9781883148041

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

View: 499

Who among us has not wished for eternal life? In Healing Into Immortality, Gerald N. Epstein, MD, a pioneer in mindbody medicine for 25 years, offers a prescription that extends life and prevents illness.In this revolutionary book, Dr. Epstein shows the practical meaning of these laws in our daily life. How many of us realize that we steal time when we are late; that we murder ourselves when we feel depressed; that we commit adultery when we mix business with pleasure?
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Guided Imagery and Beyond

Guided Imagery and Beyond

Imagery is the vehicle. "This book brings imagery, the most ancient of healing tools, into modern life with grace and sensitivity. It should be read and will be appreciated by health care professionals and consumers alike.

Author: Terry Reed

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1432719742

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 970

"Imagination is the window to the soul" - Aristotle More than a collection of stories, Guided Imagery and Beyond is a book about transformation. Imagery is the vehicle. "This book brings imagery, the most ancient of healing tools, into modern life with grace and sensitivity. It should be read and will be appreciated by health care professionals and consumers alike." - Jeanne Achterberg, PhD Author, Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modern Medicine and Healing Intentions (Sounds True, 2008) "In this book you will find a wide array of fascinating stories, showing the width and depth of what can be accomplished with guided imagery. Whether it is to heal, achieve optimal performance or to live a life rich in joy and love, mental imagery is the key; through reading these stories you will gain invaluable insight concerning ways to enhance and enrich your own life experience." - Emmett Miller, MD Author, Deep Healing "Susan Ezra and Terry Reed's book is profound and moving. It allows us to understand the deeper wisdom and compassion in our own life journeys and in the stories of others. Pearls of wisdom are shared to nourish our soul and the soul of our loved ones in all aspects of healing. There is reassurance that healing can happen at any time." - Barbara Dossey, Ph.D, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN Author, Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer and Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice "Based on accountable real life experiences, the real power of this book about guided imagery is, paradoxically, its clinical reality." - Tak C. Poon, MD, FACC Founder of the Integrative Cardiac Prevention Program and the Integrative Metabolic Weight Program
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Guided Imagery for Healing Children

Guided Imagery for Healing Children

Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens shows parents, caregivers, and wellness practitioners how to tap into this powerful source of healing to help children overcome the pain and discomfort of anything from a minor fever to cancer.

Author: Ellen Curran

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451650235

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 820

Their own naturally rich imaginations are one of the best resources for healing children or helping them through difficult times. Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens shows parents, caregivers, and wellness practitioners how to tap into this powerful source of healing to help children overcome the pain and discomfort of anything from a minor fever to cancer. This easy-to-use manual includes an explanation of mind-body medicine and imagery, real-life case studies from the author's experience, and many rich, scripted imageries for both the younger child and teenager. Equipped with these valuable tools, children can connect with their self-healing abilities, strengthen their self-esteem, and enjoy their own imaginations!
Categories: Health & Fitness

30 Scripts for Relaxation Imagery Inner Healing

30 Scripts for Relaxation  Imagery   Inner Healing

Volume 2 of 30 Scripts for Relaxation, Imagery & Inner Healing offers a wide variety of guided meditations to help people relax deeply, lose weight, quite smoking, connect with nature, manage physical pain, and converse with their inner, ...

Author: Julie T. Lusk

Publisher: Whole Person Associates

ISBN: 0938586769

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 745

Volume 2 of 30 Scripts for Relaxation, Imagery & Inner Healing offers a wide variety of guided meditations to help people relax deeply, lose weight, quite smoking, connect with nature, manage physical pain, and converse with their inner, personal guide. The scripts were developed by experts in the field of guided imagery. Editor, Julie Lusk, provides clear instructions for group leaders and therapists.
Categories: Self-Help

Healing with the Mind s Eye

Healing with the Mind s Eye

" -Dean Ornish, M.D. "I was very moved by this powerful book." -Christiane Northrup, M.D., on Spirit Body Healing This remarkable book, now in paperback for the first time, can help you tap your own inner strength to enhance healing.

Author: Michael Samuels, M.D.

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471459089

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 242

View: 144

"Dr. Michael Samuels provides us with new tools and ways of thinking about our capacity to heal. He has been a wonderful teacher for me and can be for you. . . . His work is inspiring." -Bernie Siegel, M.D. "Dr. Michael Samuels is one of the leading pioneers in exploring creativity as an important part of every person's healing journey." -Dean Ornish, M.D. "I was very moved by this powerful book." -Christiane Northrup, M.D., on Spirit Body Healing This remarkable book, now in paperback for the first time, can help you tap your own inner strength to enhance healing. For nearly three decades, Dr. Michael Samuels has pioneered the use of guided imagery as a way to help people boost their immune systems-and feel stronger and more in control of their lives. In Healing with the Mind's Eye, now revised and updated, Dr. Samuels offers you the same program of guided imagery exercises that he's used successfully in patient workshops across the country. You'll discover how to harness a variety of creative visionary techniques-reverie states, personal myths, helping figures, inner light, healing visions, healing imagery, and spiritual transformations-drawn from traditions around the world. As you progress through the exercises in the book, you'll open yourself to healing and change-and embark on your own journey toward wellness.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Healing with the Mind s Eye

Healing with the Mind s Eye

"" -Dean Ornish, M.D. ""I was very moved by this powerful book."" -Christiane Northrup, M.D., on Spirit Body Healing This remarkable book, now in paperback for the first time, can help you tap your own inner strength to enhance healing.

Author: Michael Samuels

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 1630260991

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 260

View: 998

Dr. Michael Samuels provides us with new tools and ways of thinking about our capacity to heal. He has been a wonderful teacher for me and can be for you. . . . His work is inspiring. -Bernie Siegel, M.D. ""Dr. Michael Samuels is one of the leading pioneers in exploring creativity as an important part of every person's healing journey."" -Dean Ornish, M.D. ""I was very moved by this powerful book."" -Christiane Northrup, M.D., on Spirit Body Healing This remarkable book, now in paperback for the first time, can help you tap your own inner strength to enhance healing. For nearly three decades, Dr. Michael Samuels has pioneered the use of guided imagery as a way to help people boost their immune systems-and feel stronger and more in control of their lives. In Healing with the Mind's Eye, now revised and updated, Dr. Samuels offers you the same program of guided imagery exercises that he's used successfully in patient workshops across the country. You'll discover how to harness a variety of creative visionary techniques-reverie states, personal myths, helping figures, inner light, healing visions, healing imagery, and spiritual transformations-drawn from traditions around the world. As you progress through the exercises in the book, you'll open yourself to healing and change-and embark on your own journey toward wellness.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens

Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens

–Jean Achterberg Healing imagery is a way to use one's imagination in a focused way to help the mind and body to self-heal, perform, and recuperate on both ...

Author: Ellen Curran

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442952751

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 104

Categories: Medical

Guided Imagery

Guided Imagery

"Well-researched and authoritative." Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, The Guided Imagery Resource Center

Author: Rubin Battino

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 9781845906115

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 637

This unique, practical and accessible healing manual explores the most powerful methods of healing, primarily focusing on guided imagery, a healing technique integrating the connection between mind and body. "Well-researched and authoritative." Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, The Guided Imagery Resource Center
Categories: Psychology

Creative Imagery in Nursing

Creative Imagery in Nursing

This book will show the nurse how to integrate creative visualization and guided imagery into their practice to promote and expedite the healing process. (organization, management, administration, OB, organization behavior, nursing ...

Author: Karilee Halo Shames

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015037789958

Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 918

There are many books for the general public on how to use imagery for healing, but few specifically for nurses! This book will show the nurse how to integrate creative visualization and guided imagery into their practice to promote and expedite the healing process. (organization, management, administration, OB, organization behavior, nursing administration, leadership, delegation, business, professional executive)
Categories: Medical

Imagination and Healing

Imagination and Healing

The volume explores in depth the vast healing potential of a fundamental human gift.

Author: Anees A. Sheikh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351853170

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

View: 205

The volume explores in depth the vast healing potential of a fundamental human gift. In addition to providing a historical perspective of the importance accorded to imagination in the disease and healing processes, the book furnishes theoretical, empirical, and clinical evidence of the efficacy of imagery in the healing of a wide variety of health problems including stress, pain, cancer, depression, phobias, skin disorders, and sexual dysfunctions.
Categories: Psychology