Health Tip: Practicing Guided Imagery
(HealthDay News) -- Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that relies on using the imagination to help relieve stress and improve symptoms of nausea, anxiety and fatigue.
The University of Michigan Health System offers this advice:
Set aside at least 15 minutes to practice in a quiet, cool and comfortable place where you won't be disturbed. Let others know that you need some uninterrupted time.
Don't practice while driving.
Turn off your phone and eliminate other distractions.
If odd thoughts come into your mind as you practice guided imagery, let them pass and don't dwell on trying to figure them out.
Consider the practice successful if you feel better after you've completed the exercise.
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