I’ve been reading a great book by Dr. Martin L. Rossman called Guided Imagery for Self-Healing. Dr. Rossman is a strong proponent for the power of imagery to tap into your body’s natural healing mechanisms.
This is best achieved when our bodies are in a rest and relaxation mode. When you are relaxed your body has the ability to channel energy into repair and restoration.
According to Dr. Rossman, “learning to relax is fundamental to self-healing.”
Our responsibilities in life may not always provide the opportunity for a lot of rest and relaxation time. Life is stressful. I get it.
But if you don’t take time to relax then your body quickly runs out of energy reserves and our bodies react – physically & emotionally. Been there.
Imagery to Relax and Heal
Regular relaxation interrupts the energy drain of chronic stress. It helps you conserve and build energy that your body can use for healing.
– Dr. Martin L Rossman
One way to relax is with guided imagery. In his book, Dr. Rossman provides many exercises to try out. He recommends taking time out twice a day – in the morning and evening to relax.
This give your body the much needed space it needs to heal.
Guided imagery is a learned skill that takes practice. The more you do it, the better you will get at it.
Ready to practice?
Dr. Rossman inspired me to create the following relaxing, healing imagery exercise and I thought I’d share it with you.
Give yourself about fifteen minutes and find a spot where you will not be disturbed.
On the Positive Side?
I tried out my track and found it to be pretty relaxing. I hope it helps you too.
I’ve enjoyed my time in my special, peaceful, relaxing place deep inside. How wonderful that this place is accessible at any time?
What does your peaceful place look like, feel like, smell like? I’d love to hear from you…