Guided Imagery Therapy
Andrew Weil, Twice on the cover of TIME magazine and author of 10 books, discusses what he calls "Guided Imagery Therapy," which is essentially what many of the Guided Meditation Treks are. Visualization and guided imagery offer tools to direct one’s concentration on images held in the mind's eye. These therapies take advantage of the connection between the visual brain and the involuntary nervous system. When this portion of the brain (the visual cortex at the back of the head) is activated, without receiving direct input from the eyes, it can influence physical and emotional states. This, in turn, can help elicit physiologic changes in the body, including therapeutic goals. Read More...
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