interactive guided imagery

interactive guided imagery

the focusing of a patient's attention on a target visual stimulus to produce a specific physiological change that can promote healing. Imagery is effective in almost all of the major physiological systems of the body, including respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, metabolic rates in cells, gastrointestinal mobility and secretion, sexual function, cortisol levels, blood lipids, and immune responsiveness.

in·ter·ac·tive guid·ed im·ag·ery

(intĕr-aktiv gīdĕd imăj-rē)
A technique for facilitating the enhanced awareness of the unconscious imagery within the patient to bring about psychological and physiosociologic improvement.

Interactive guided imagery,

n therapeutic approach involving visualization drawing from several humanistic psychological theories.
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