This mind-body therapy uses your imagination to help you relax, relieve symptoms, stimulate your body’s healing responses, access inner strengths and resources, and tolerate procedures and treatments better.
Affordability and access
Other names and brands
Guided imagery may also be found with these alternate names:
- Active imagination
- Creative visualization
- Hypnotic visualization
- Purposeful daydreaming
- Waking dream
Where to access
Guided imagery is widely available from practitioners, or as audiotapes, scripts or videos, many available at no cost on YouTube and on apps. Some are listed in Resources below.
- Generally inexpensive (less than $500 US/year), with professionally led classes or sessions costing between $20 US and $150 US