Reduce Stress Through Guided Imagery
Guided Imagery is a helpful tool for relaxation and can be performed in a seated position or lying down. Benefits of performing guided imagery on a routine basis include stress reduction, lowered blood pressure, and improved pain. Drs. Neda Gould and Dana DiRenzo will demonstrate.
With our thanks to Johns Hopkins Rheumatology.
Notice: Please check out our notice page about the use of techniques before using them.
Do relaxation techniques have any side effects?
The National Center for Complementary Integrative Health (USA) state that Relaxation techniques are generally considered safe for healthy people. In most research studies, there have been no reportednegative side effects. However, occasionally, people report negativeexperiences such as increased anxiety, intrusive thoughts, or fear oflosing control. There have been rare reports that certain relaxation techniques mightcause or worsen symptoms in people with epilepsy or certain psychiatric conditions, or with a history of abuse or trauma. People with heart disease should talk to their health care providers before doing progressive muscle relaxation.