By Cheryl Warren, M.S.L.S., ValleyCare Health Library, Pleasanton, CAExcerpted from Cancer Librarians Section Newsletter, Spring 1999, Updated 2002 [Web site Last modified: 01-April-2003]
Guided imagery or visualization is a technique that uses the imagination to create vivid images that the body can perceive and respond to. Often described as focused day-dreaming, visualization is considered a complementary therapy that works well with traditional treatments. Guided imagery can ease stress, anxiety, enhance personal awareness, and improve psychological coping skills. Because visual imagery has numerous aspects and various components as well as techniques in application, the definitions can vary in meaning from practitioner to practitioner. Continued ...
Contents Include: Web Sites, Literature Search: Guided Imagery / Visualization and Cancer, Collection Development: Guided Imagery / Visualization (Books, Audio-visuals)
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