Complementary Therapies Program
Guided Imagery - TipsChoose a time and place where you are least likely to be interrupted.
Before beginning, tell any others near you that you're busy for at least 15 minutes.
Do not drive while listening to guided imagery.
Select a comfortable location and room temperature.
Turn off phones and other distractions.
It is normal for people practicing relaxation to tear up, get a runny nose, yawn or experience minor muscle twitching.
If you may fall frequently while practicing guided imagery, you may want to choose another time of day.
Let any thoughts or emotions that may arise during imagery pass through you without engaging or analyzing them.
Try to avoid self-evaluation and any worry about "getting it right."
If you feel better afterwards than when you began, you've been successful.
The Guided Imagery Program is made possible by gifts to the Patient and Family Support Services Program. Learn how you can help by visiting our Make a Gift web pages.
Questions?If you need more information, please contact 877-907-0859.