Using methods he has taught to thousands of patients and health-care professionals since 1972, Dr. Rossman teaches a step-by-step method of harnessing the power of the mind to further one's own physical healing. Versatile and easy-to-learn, mental imagery as explained by Dr. Rossman, can be used to: Achieve deep physiological relaxation Stimulate healing responses in the body Create an inner dialogue and gain a better understanding of one's health Improve health and general well-being. The idea of guided imagery as an aid to the healing process is a recognized key component in the health care equation of mind/body healing. Starting with a discussion of the nature of imagery and how it works, Dr. Rossman presents specific scripts that can be used directly. Scripts include: Exploring Your Imagery Abilities, Basic Relaxation Skills, Deepening Techniques, Your Healing Imagery, Meeting Your Inner Advisor, Symptoms are Symbols, Grounding Your Insight, Learning From Your Resistance, and Your Image of Wellness. A practical and helpful book not only for those facing specific health problems but for all who wish to use the imagination for a wide range of individual purposes unlimited to health situations.
A breakthrough guide for cancer patients on using the mind to treat the body, from a pioneer in complementary medicine Recent research has shown that the mind can make a tremendous difference in not only the daily experience of living with cancer but also in the potential for overcoming it. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Martin L. Rossman-hailed as "one of the greatest healers of our generation" by Rachel Naomi Remen-shows cancer patients how to use imagery in specific ways that can help them in their fight against cancer. Imagery is a natural, efficient way of storing and processing information, and one that has powerful effects on both emotional states and physiology. And while imagery is not a substitute for medical, surgical, or other physical approaches to cancer therapy, scientific studies have proven that it complements and enhances those treatments in many important ways. In this first book of its kind, Rossman provides specific ways to use imaging in fighting cancer. Praise for Guided Imagery for Self-Healing: "This superb collection of imagery techniques is a landmark contribution to the emerging field of behavioral medicine." -Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
A guide to healing from trauma and crisis though the transformative potential of creative visualization techniques. Tapping into the heart's wisdom through creative visualization is an ancient practice, but today guided imagery is used as an adjunct to conventional medical therapies for health issues ranging from cancer and heart disease to post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction. This inspiring guide provides contemporary techniques for using it to transform moments of pain, emotional turmoil, and interpersonal conflict into opportunities for growth and self-realization.
Wellness Through Visualization: Easy Read Comfort Edition
Author: Ellen Curran
Their own naturally rich imaginations are one of the best resources for healing children or helping them through difficult times. Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens shows parents, caregivers, and wellness practitioners how to tap into this powerful source of healing to help children overcome the pain and discomfort of anything from a minor fever to cancer. This easy-to-use manual includes an explanation of mind-body medicine and imagery, real-life case studies from the authors experience, and much rich, scripted imagery for both the younger child and teenager. Equipped with these valuable tools, children can connect with their self-healing abilities, strengthen their self-esteem, and enjoy their own imaginations!
Their own naturally rich imaginations are one of the best resources for healing children or helping them through difficult times. Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens shows parents, caregivers, and wellness practitioners how to tap into this powerful source of healing to help children overcome the pain and discomfort of anything from a minor fever to cancer. This easy-to-use manual includes an explanation of mind-body medicine and imagery, real-life case studies from the author's experience, and many rich, scripted imageries for both the younger child and teenager. Equipped with these valuable tools, children can connect with their self-healing abilities, strengthen their self-esteem, and enjoy their own imaginations!
Using Your Healing Mind to Turn Stress and Anxiety into Better Health and Happiness
Author: Martin Rossman, M.D.
Based on cutting-edge brain science, Dr. Martin Rossman has developed a program to help you break the worry cycle—and transform worry into a positive force. Our brains are hardwired for worry. While our ancient ancestors had a legitimate use for the fight-or-flight instinct, today what was once a matter of survival has become the stuff of sleepless nights and anxiety-filled days. At its best, worry is a way for us to turn over and solve a problem in our minds. But for many, worry becomes a negative cycle of unnecessary suffering. In The Worry Solution, Dr. Rossman gives you an easy-to-follow plan for taking control of your reactions to stress and anxiety. Using proven clinical techniques that harness the very power of imagination that creates worry and stress, you will learn the five basic skills that will help you to clarify your worries, sort them into those you can and cannot do something about, and tap the wisdom buried deep within you to help solve problems creatively. At the heart of the program is the use of guided imagery and creative visualization, techniques that invigorate the emotional and intuitive parts of the brain to add to and enhance logical intelligence. Not only can you start to see a change in your stress levels immediately, but with regular practice, you may literally alter the worry pathways in your brain—and "hardwire" yourself for calmness and clarity. Grounded in cutting-edge science and wonderfully accessible, The Worry Solution is a powerful and practical guide to living your best life—healthier, happier, and free from unnecessary stress. From the Hardcover edition.
"I recommend this thoughtful, experienced guidance for use by psychotherapists, meditation teachers, chaplains, and wellness, sports or personal coaches - in other words, anyone who wants to incorporate their own recorded guided meditation audios into their practice, to enhance their impact during "off hours," with the help of these empowering, adjuvant tools."Belleruth Naparstek ACSW creator of Health Journeys and author of Invisible Heroes, Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal." Do you want to help those you serve reduce their anxiety, cope with pain, improve their sleep and learn self-care strategies that work? In this book, you learn from a guided imagery meditation recording artist and therapist with over 26 years of experience in writing and recording meditations. Glenda's recordings are featured on several meditation Apps, as well as in hospitals and wellness centers. This book will inspire you with 70 healing scripts, give you helpful tips, cover foundational information about imagery and meditation, and offer ideas for writing and recording your own guided imagery meditation scripts. As you read this guide, you will learn how Glenda healed herself with this powerful transformational practice, as well as immerse yourself into the realm of imagery where deep change occurs.
A world-renowned leader and pioneer in integrative medicine offers a comprehensive action plan for lifelong wellness that includes exercises for meditation, guided imagery, and other practices that have a powerful influence on one's heart health.