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Guided visualization is a form of meditation that involves the creation of vivid mental imagery to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve mental clarity. Under the guidance of a trained practitioner or through the use of pre-recorded audio, visualization is designed to help individuals achieve a deep sense of calm and relaxation, as well as improve overall well-being.
Can be practiced for as little as 5-10 minutes or as long as 30-60 minutes
Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Then, following the instructions of a guided visualization recording or teacher, visualize the scenes or scenarios described in vivid detail.
A quiet, comfortable place and a guided visualization recording or teacher.
Guided visualization works by activating the body's relaxation response, which can reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps shift the focus away from negative thoughts and feelings, allowing for a more positive and peaceful mental state.
Guided visualization is generally considered safe and has no known side effects.