Geoffrey T. Ayers wrote us this upbeat note:  

Faced with a cardiac catheterization, I was both frightened and apprehensive, but overcame both.

For 5 days before the procedure, using a picture of a "text book" heart, I used guided imagery to envision my own cardiac arteries as perfectly formed, totally symmetrical and without any fault or blockages.  In doing so, I was able to contain my anxiety.

While undergoing the procedure, I was able to see the screen, and to me it looked very much like what I had imaged, but then I heard the doctor tell the other doctor to "Look at this".

There was a remark, "That looks like it was drawn".  

"Yes, almost textbook symmetry"..

Later the doctor told me my cardiac arteries are "seemingly perfect". I feel very strongly about the powers of guided imagery, having used it for the past 15 years to manage spinal pain after a spinal injury.

Geoffrey T. Ayers