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Health related benefits of guided imagery

Ground breaking clinical research over 50+ years at numerous top medical and research institutions including Harvard University Medical School’s Mind-Body Medical Institute and the Cleveland Clinic have shown guided imagery to be an effective therapy to integrate with standard medical care. It can be most beneficial when dealing with serious health related issues and when attempting significant life changes. Significant benefits in these areas include:

guided meditations

Serious Illness

  • Speed healing and recovery from fractures, joint replacements and burns.
  • Reduce anxiety, improve and deepen restful sleep.
  • Highly effective, proven modality when used during invasive and non-invasive medical procedures, chemotherapy, radiation therapy to reduce stress, anxiety and treatment-related side effects.
  • Addressing diagnosis, treatment, recovery and life and death issues

Surgery

  • Highly effective to relieve pain and reduce opioid use post-operatively.
  • Improves post-op immune function.
  • Reduce surgery complications such as: blood loss, infection, slow healing, post-surgical nausea and vomiting.
  • Reduced hospital stays post-op (by up to 2 days), due to faster healing and quicker recovery of bodily functions (bowel and bladder).
  • Speed healing and recovery from fractures, joint replacements and burns.
  • Highly effective, proven modality when used during invasive and non-invasive medical procedures, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, extubation (come off a ventilator)

Stress

  • Stress-related health conditions such as high blood pressure, irritable bowel, migraines and tension headaches.
  • Chronic stress that contributes to fluctuations in hemoglobin A1C levels.
  • Reduce anxiety, improve and deepen restful sleep.
  • Achieving peak performance in academics, test-taking, athletics, performing arts and public speaking

Healthy Lifestyle Change

  • Smoking cessation
  • Purposeful weight loss
  • Stress relief
  • Unhealthy relationship with food (binge eating, dieting, disordered eating)
  • Nail-biting and other stress related behaviors

Guided Imagery for Children (ages 5 and up)

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Enuresis – bed wetting
  • Performance – academic, athletic and performing arts

Private Client Sessions

Sessions are generally 60 minutes. Longer sessions are available, depending on the need. Clients receive a copy of  session notes at the end of the appointment. If your session is done remotely, your notes will be sent to you via email or USPS.

Office Sessions

This is preferable, at least the first session, for clients living in the Cleveland, Akron/Canton and Youngstown area. This is the only option for sessions with children. See East and West side offices.

Virtual Sessions (Skype, FaceTime, Phone)

For adult clients in and outside the Cleveland area. This type of session allows for greater convenience. Sessions can be arranged to accommodate your schedule and time zone. Your notes will be sent to you via email or USPS.

Scheduling appointments

To schedule an appointment in person or by virtual connection, contact Jane Ehrman. See Contact page for details.