This Health Journeys™ CD or MP3 audio download is a soothing, calming guided meditation for medical procedures, designed at the request of Kaiser Permanente to help patients undergoing cardiac catheterization feel more relaxed and confident during their procedure.
It then was adapted for use for a whole range of potentially uncomfortable or unpleasant procedures where it is necessary for patients to be awake - colonoscopies, needle biopsies, getting stitched, gynecological exams, intubations, extubations -anything where the patient's comfort can be improved by taking the anxious mind elsewhere.
This powerful, hypnotic guided imagery shows listeners how to relax during medical procedures by using soothing words, music and a pleasing narrative that evokes a sense of safety, mastery and control. The effect is to keep muscles relaxed, the psyche calm and the mind engaged in a pleasant journey elsewhere. This also has the effect of making the procedure itself go more quickly and smoothly.
Guided imagery is a holistic, mind-body technique that consists of healing words and hypnotic images, set to soothing music, to provide natural help to stay calm during medical procedures that may be difficult or uncomfortable. Repeated listening ensures maximum impact, but even listening for the first time during the procedure can make a big difference and be a great help.
Written and narrated by noted mind-body, holistic health pioneer Belleruth Naparstek and scored to the exquisite, immersive music of Steven Mark Kohn, this Health Journeys™ recording to help people stay calm during medical procedures was produced by the Cleveland Orchestra's Bruce Gigax.
Listen to a sample and see for yourself why this audio program of guided meditation for medical procedures can show you how to relax during a biopsy or colonoscopy, and why it has proven to be such a popular, word-of-mouth favorite among those facing anxiety producing procedures (41 min.)