A Newly Minted Mental Health Professional Asks for Good Guided Imagery Scripts
We got this question from a new professional entering the mental health field who is looking for good guided imagery scripts to use with her clients. We're happy for the question, because there's quite a range of scripts out there, some of which are great and others that are mediocre or worse. So check this Q & A out, by all means:
As a new professional entering the mental health field, I would like recommendations on where to purchase resources that offer scripts for guided imagery. I am looking for scripts for inner child and trauma work that I can employ when working with my clients.
Welcome to the mental health field! You can find quite a variety of guided imagery scripts these days, I'm happy to report. This was not always the case.
For starters, our very own Julie Lusk has compiled two wonderful volumes of guided imagery scripts, and they've got the range and variety that will apply to many situations, including those you mention. I'd start there - they're called 30 Scripts for Relaxation, Imagery and Inner Healing, Vols. 1 & 2.
If you like the kind of multi-sensory, body and emotion based guided imagery I produce, then you can find scripts in my books - general health and mental health based guided imagery is in Staying Well with Guided Imagery; and plenty of imagery to help heal posttraumatic stress is in Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal.
Andrew E. Schwartz has an ever-popular book called Guided Imagery for Groups: Fifty Visualizations That Promote Relaxation, Problem-Solving, Creativity, and Well-Being.
I think if you check these out, you'll find more than enough to work with.
Best of luck and all best wishes to you,
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