Following a simple, step-by-step process, "Imagine Healing: Using Guided Imagery to Help You Heal" activates your imagination to help you heal now. The need for surgery or experiencing a health problem or an injury is often a turning point in life. You will reduce presurgical jitters, as you lessen both physical and emotional pain and suffering, unlock hidden healing potential, gain valuable insight, and heal more quickly by taking your healing back into your own hands, and assuming an active role in the process of your healing.
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25-30 million Americans will undergo surgery with anesthesia each year. While worry about a scheduled surgical procedure is understandable, it is not helpful. The fight-or-flight response kicks in—begins scanning for potential risks, doing everything it can to be prepared—and biology begins to actually work against healing.
In "Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing," Herbert Benson, M.D., and William Proctor, J.D., write, "If the patient is under emotional stress, believes that recovery is unlikely, or is otherwise in the grip of negative emotions, healing can be delayed or blocked. In contrast, if the patient enjoys a calm and positive mental state, natural recovery might take place more quickly."
Research about emotions, beliefs, attitudes—about brain function—and immune response is proving to us that, in fact, being able to imagine healing is the solution.
Because humans process their subjective experience, in part, as pictures, when one says, “I just cannot see how I will get through all of this,” according to Dr. Emmett E. Miller, author of "Deep Healing: The Essence of Mind/Body Medicine," we are not just hearing words, we may well be witnessing destiny. Miller’s work shows clearly how beliefs and images become actual physical events in the body.
Emotions play a major role in your recovery. Imagine "Healing: Using Guided Imagery to Help You Heal" will help you reduce both pre- and postoperative pain (emotional, mental, and physical). The steps to emotionally and mentally prepare are easy for you to take. Imagine Healing allows you to turn what might have been seen as a life-threatening event into an opportunity for personal growth and an enhanced sense of well-being.
It isn’t just a matter of your lessening presurgical jitters, doing better during surgery, experiencing less post-operative pain. You can save money, time, and by doing so, you are also making a positive contribution to health care itself. Imagine a world where every doctor has patients who have been able to imagine healing.
It’s about doing better for the rest of your life because now you can imagine healing.
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” —Herophilus