Guided Imagery Audio Library

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Guided Imagery Audio Library Descriptions

An Introduction to Guided Imagery

The first part of the podcast explains guided imagery, its uses and tips on how best to make use of it. The second part of the podcast offers a short imagery focused on relaxation.

Recommended for: beginners to guided imagery; fear or anxiety.

Play An Introduction to Guided Imagery (MP3 4:33)   (transcript)

 

Stillness Meditation

A brief meditation intended to provide a few quiet, refreshing moments during any busy and stressful day. It can be a very helpful few minutes to take a break or refocus prior to resuming the day. The spoken part of the meditation is about 5 minutes in length. The music continues for ongoing meditation. The total running time is 9-and-a-half minutes.

Recommended for: dealing with fear, anxiety, stress.

Play Stillness Meditation  (MP3 9:37)   (transcript)

 

Meditation for Perspective and Balance

This meditative imagery is intended to help find or regain and maintain a sense of balance when you feel stressed, anxious or overly busy. The spoken meditation is just over 7 minutes long. The music continues for ongoing meditation for a total running time of about 15 minutes.

Recommended for: dealing with anxiety, stress.

Play Meditation for Perspective and Balance  (MP3 15:14)   (transcript)

 

A Meditation on Breathing

This simple meditation focuses on using your breath to find calm and comfort. The spoken portion of the meditation is 7 minutes long. The music continues for a few more meditative moments. The whole experience is about 15 minutes in duration.

Recommended for: dealing with anxiety, stress.

Play A Meditation on Breathing  (MP3 15:12)    (transcript)

 

Releasing at Day's End

This is a brief experience of guided imagery intended to help release any tension or stored discomfort at the end of the day, and to transition into safe, soft space for rest. The spoken portion runs just under 6 minutes. The music continues for another 25 minutes to enhance the releasing, restful sensations of the imagery.

Recommended for: dealing with anxiety, stress, pain.

Play Releasing at Day's End  (MP3 30:21)    (transcript)

 

Taking A Walk

This particular imagery offers invitations to take a walk and enjoy the sensations of movement and a change in scenery. Dealing with illness, whether yours or the illness of a friend or loved one, can generate an intense awareness of our vulnerabilities or weaknesses. Sometimes we forget about our many strengths and competence and the many dimensions of our selves. This walk offers opportunities to "re-member" those qualities and aspects of ourselves that continue to support and serve us at these difficult times.

Recommended for: dealing with fatigue and/or upsetting emotions, such as anger or sadness.

Play Taking a Walk  (MP3 12:59)    (transcript)

 

Daily Intention

Imagery that is designed to help prepare you for the day - to use your inner resources to ensure well-being and freedom throughout the day. As you'll hear, the experience is set at the beginning of the day, but the imagery can be useful and powerful at any time of the day, so don't worry about needed to listen first-thing in the morning.

Recommended for: dealing with fear or anxiety.

Play Daily Intention (MP3 13:00)    (transcript)

 

Healthy Cell Alliance for Treatment

This particular imagery is designed to help soothe worries about treatment for cancer. The imagery focuses on creating an alliance between healthy cells and treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. Even if you are not receiving treatment, you may find it beneficial as a loved one who is concerned about someone who is receiving treatment.

Recommended for: when preparing for or receiving treatment.

Play Healthy Cell Alliance for Treatment (MP3 11:47)    (transcript)

 

Imagery for Caregivers

The imagery is designed for anyone who is or has been a caregiver. While the rewards of caring for a friend or loved one with an illness can be very meaningful, we also know that caregiving often requires remarkable effort. Here's an opportunity for relaxation and replenishment for the caregiver.

Recommended for: for caregivers and those dealing with fatigue.

Play Imagery for Caregivers (MP3 14:40)    ( transcript)

 

Inner Advisor or Council Imagery

The imagery is designed to assist with finding and experiencing the support and wisdom of a "guide" or "council of advisors." The desire for support or guidance when we are in stressful circumstances is very common - and often a sign of health. This imagery will suggest a way to obtain insight or wisdom or the supportive presence of those whom you trust or treasure.

Recommended for: for coping with fear/anxiety and/or upsetting emotions.

Play Inner Advisor or Council Imagery (MP3 1:30)    (transcript)

 

Pain Relieving Imagery

This imagery is designed to assist with experiences of pain...to reduce or even dissipate pain. For some of us, just the sound of the word "pain," and our associations with it, can generate a physical reaction of resistance. Throughout this experience, see if you can allow yourself to stay open to the suggestions of releasing to receive comfort. Each time you allow yourself to listen and practice this imagery your response will become more effective and powerful. Be sure to practice it initially at times when you are not in acute pain so that you may become familiar with it.

Recommended for: for coping with pain.

Play Pain Relieving Imagery (MP3 13:00)    (transcript)

 

Relaxation and Light for Healing

This imagery is designed to help you reduce stress and anxiety. During the course of the day, factors such as health, life circumstances or responsibilities compete for attention and energy. This can result in stress, worry or anxiety. Listening to this imagery can allow the body to release its healthy, healing powers. In turn, this results in an increased ability to cope, manage, rest and feel in control.

Recommended for: for reducing stress, anxiety and/or relaxation.

Play Relaxation and Light for Healing (MP3 22:02)   (transcript)

Questions?

If you need more information, please contact 877-907-0859.

Acknowledgement

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.

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