Audio Tools for Stress Relief after Trauma
What’s Guided Imagery?
It’s the easiest, most user-friendly form of meditation you can find. It’s simply listening to words and music that guide you on a positive journey, where you imagine yourself relaxing and doing well, with all your senses. Even half-listening works.
How can I maximize the positive impact of Guided Imagery?
You’ll get the most out of it by:
- Listening frequently at first, even if you only have a few minutes each day
- Listening during those dreamy times when you’re just waking up or just falling asleep
- Putting your hands in the same position each time you listen – that way you develop a conditioning cue that will automatically relax you when you’re stressing
*The two final audios on the menu are very healing but emotionally intense too, so for some it’s a good idea to start out by listening repeatedly to either the Guided Imagery Mix, the Sleep imagery or the Relieve Stress imagery for a couple of weeks, first. That helps listeners embed self-calming methods on the inside, and sometimes that’s all you need. If you’re still numb, you may not be ready to feel your feelings.
As with anything, if you feel yourself start to get uncomfortable, hit the pause button, stop listening, and just breathe deep, full breaths. Respect your own timing!
This page donated by Health Journeys Inc, through the auspices of
Professionals United for Parkland and The Florida Counseling Association.
Once you begin playing a track, additional tracks will stream consecutively until you reach the end of a title. Streaming will continue even if your device goes to sleep.
- Guided Imagery
- Affirmations Agnostic
- Guided Imagery Mix 1 Intro
- Guided Imagery Mix 2 Favorite Place
- Guided Imagery Mix 3 Sitting in the Seat of the Heart
- Guided Imagery Mix 4 Surrounded by Protection
- Guided Imagery Mix 5 Walking Meditation
- Guided Imagery Mix 6 Settling into the Body
- Guided Imagery Mix 7 Affirmations for Healing the Heart
Guided imagery is not a substitute for medical treatment. Do not use while driving or operating machinery.
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