Guided Imagery is a unique, practical guide to using imagery in one-to-one therapeutic work with clients. Through numerous examples drawn from their own experience, the authors show how the techniques involved can be integrated into everyday practice. The authors describe the different processes of using guided imagery and working from a script and show how drawing can be used to augment imagery work. In addition to planned strategies for using imagery, they also show how images which arise spontaneously during sessions can be harnessed and used to enhance the therapeutic process. The practical strategies and techniques outlined in the book are examined in the context of a variety of theoretical frameworks (the person-centered approach, gestalt, existentialism and psychosynthesis) and research findings.

How do we Know it Works?

How do we know it works?

The ultimate statistic in the world of the self is not the many, nor even the few, but a statistic in which N = 1, and that one is you, or I. This does not mean that you or the I dwells in isolation in a separate world. The self and the other are closely bound together. But the final repository of meaning is within each person as a separate self.

(Arthur Jersild, 1955: 134)

It's like magic. (female client aged 31)

Many of our clients have expressed a similar sense of wonderment after their first encounter with guided imagery. The impact in terms of psychological insight, temporary or long-lasting relief from symptoms such as stress, pain ...

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