COMPLETED 4. The Power and Promise in the Use of Guided Imagery
Friday, February 17 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
In today’s world, both adults and children are overstimulated and overscheduled. Our children are exposed to live coverage of natural disasters, war, racism and heated political discourse and sometimes face these types of trauma personally. Guided imagery can be beneficial in addressing a variety of issues and the process can be tailored to suit specific needs. It can help reduce stress, and also help with specific challenges like sleep problems, test anxiety, back-to-school jitters or illness. It can enhance coping skills, encourage self-esteem, increase creativity, boost the immune system, help patients prepare for surgery and assist in dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression and attention-related challenges. Considered an alternative therapy for years, this session will explore guided imagery's growing acceptance in the medical and scientific world—including research showing that practicing guided imagery can create new neural pathways and reinforce positive behaviors—and demonstrate that you don’t have to be a therapist or be certified to successfully use it.
- Understand the basic physiology and principles behind the effectiveness of guided imagery
- Learn the key elements required in successfully leading guided imagery with children of all ages
- Come away with a better understanding of how imagery is successfully being used by mental health professionals, in school-based curriculum as well as in other innovative applications.
Lora Matz, MS, LICSW, Clinical Education Specialist - PrairieCare
Level: Basic | For: Parents & Professionals | Ages Addressed: Early childhood, children and adolescents | Clinical Content