Guided imagery uses spoken word to engage patients in active imagination and sensory exercises designed to produce a relaxation state. It can be delivered via audio recordings, such as these links, or individualized with a practitioner.
Guided imagery has been widely studied as a symptom management tool, and it has been found to be a useful for many people. It is safe and easy to use.
There is good evidence of effectiveness in improving surgical outcomes and recovery time; pre- and post-op anxiety; post-op pain; cancer related pain and anxiety; and reduced cancer treatment-related symptoms and side effects; improved sleep; and help with addiction.
We encourage your use of these recordings for your own self-care and personal empowerment. Please discuss any questions with your healthcare providers, or contact the Osher Center. If you are interested in an individualized guided imagery session, please contact the Osher Center Clinic to schedule at 415-353-7720.
NOTE: Once you begin playing a track, the tracks that follow will stream automatically. Streaming will continue even if your device goes to sleep.
- Guided Imagery
- Affirmations (without mention of the word ‘God')
- Self Esteem 1 Intro
- Self Esteem 2 Long GI
- Self Esteem 3 Brief GI
- Self Esteem 4 Affirmations
- Recovery 1 Intro
- Recovery 2 GI
- Recovery 3 Affirmations
- Relaxed and Awake 1 GI
- Relaxed and Awake 2 Music
Guided imagery is not a substitute for medical treatment. Do not use while driving or operating machinery.