Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change
31st July 2023 @ 09:30 - 16:00 BSTGBP192
Strong emotions focus and lock attention – keeping people trapped in problem behaviours. Therapeutic change cannot happen until the emotional arousal is reduced. This is why all health and welfare professionals need to know how to induce the relaxation response in their clients. Guided imagery and visualisation not only reduce emotional arousal quickly but can be used to reframe life circumstances through metaphor and to rehearse in the imagination any required changed behaviours and/or feelings, which dramatically increases the likelihood of those changes taking place in ‘real life’.
If you want to be able to help people effectively, this is a key course to attend – guided imagery is an essential skill required for removing phobias, curing PTSD, lifting depression and overcoming addictions or self-harm, and is also useful for raising self-confidence and increasing motivation. When you become confident in using these skills, you can begin to bring patients out of the emotionally-driven trance states of a wide range of conditions such as anxiety disorders, addiction, anger, stress overload, trauma, depression, chronic pain and much more.
That is why guided imagery is one of the most powerful psychotherapeutic tools available to us – and one you need in your ‘toolkit’.
What will you learn
Powerful new ways to improve treatment outcomes
Training and practice in using one of the most effective psycho-
therapeutic tools available for treating a wide range of emotional and physical conditions
Invaluable ways to motivate people, reframe life circumstances and instigate changes in behaviour
Insight into how the mind/body communication system works
Greater confidence when working with a wide variety of conditions
Supervised practise in generating healing trances
The core skills you need to acquire for the rewind technique for treating PTSD and phobias
A variety of ways to help people relax
Ways to reduce pain, including in childbirth
Increased understanding of trance states and their role in everyday life
Effective skills for helping people improve their performance – sports, public speaking etc.
The opportunity to experience relaxation, guided imagery and visualisation yourself
A scientifically-sound knowledge of why the various techniques and skills you will gain are so valuable
And much more