Counseling & Therapy for Individuals, Couples and Families

Multiple Sclerosis and Psychotherapy

Multiple Sclerosis and Psychotherapy

Guided Imagery Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Education About Imagery

Some can readily describe their internal imagery without help, others may require assistance. Some people will be anxious about discussing imagery, fearing "weird" or "crazy".

Normalize the experience of imagery and discuss its therapeutic benefits

Images

"images", pictures, sounds, smells, and other sensory when we have a thought or feeling. Imagery is powerful enough to influence emotions and behavior. Positive images lead to positive emotions



Guided Imagery

  • Stress management technique
  • Imagery relies on the use of all senses

Focused relaxation, involves concentrating on a specific object, sound, or experience in order to calm your mind.

In guided imagery, you intentionally think of a peaceful place or scenario

Guided Imagery Benefits

  • Turn Down the Intensity - perceived situation to be far worse than it is likely to be
  • Cope in the Image - use imagery to practice a coping skill
  • Change the Image - imagine different behaviors that may lead to better outcomes
  • Jump Ahead in Time - imagining a time 1 month. 1 year or even 5 years in the future
  • see the Image In through - seeing the negative side of situations may never let you see it through.

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