The databases for mind-body research on guided imagery and meditation just keep on growing, I’m happy to report. There’s a steady growth of well designed, randomized clinical trials that yield promising-to-robust results.
And – be still my heart! - there’s now enough of a cache of respectable research to generate systematic reviews, meta-analyses, scoping reviews, bubble maps, the works. This, people, is a significant step up.
Blue Shield of California offered guided imagery to patients scheduled for major surgery, to balance their need to control costs with the desire to deliver positive experiences and high quality of care to attract and retain members.
Download the case study or continue reading below to learn more about how this cost-effective resource yielded such impressive results that Blue Shield expanded its use to target 20 additional health challenges.
Several weeks ago, I was catching up with a colleague, the dedicated Kate Siegrist, B.S., M.Sc, Chief Nursing Officer of the Nurse-Family Partnership in Denver, Colorado. We were discussing changes to a streaming page we built for NFP to help relieve stress for the hundreds of nurses who do life changing work in inner cities all over the US. (They have many super powers, but still can use some winding-down skills at the end of the day.)
Kate mentioned a terrific graph she had seen in a presentation, one that maps out the phases of, really, any disaster, but works especially well for this pandemic.
Check it out — it’s really useful for perspective.