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Guided imagery and visualisation
Core Diploma subject for therapeutic change

A one-day course with: Sue Saunders
CPD Certificate (6 hours)

Essential skills for successfully treating a wide range of conditions – including trauma.

What you will gain from attending:

  • Powerful new ways to improve treatment outcomes
  • Training and practice in using one of the most effective psycho-
    therapeutic tools available for treating a wide range of emotional and physical conditions
  • Invaluable ways to motivate people, reframe life circumstances and instigate changes in behaviour
  • Insight into how the mind/body communication system works
  • Greater confidence when working with a wide variety of conditions
  • Supervised practise in generating healing trances
  • The core skills you need to acquire for the rewind technique for treating PTSD and phobias
  • A variety of ways to help people relax
  • Ways to reduce pain, including in childbirth
  • Increased understanding of trance states and their role in everyday life
  • Effective skills for helping people improve their performance – sports, public speaking etc.
  • The opportunity to experience relaxation, guided imagery and visualisation yourself
  • A scientifically-sound knowledge of why the various techniques and skills you will gain are so valuable
  • Course notes, CPD Certificate and more...


Why you need to learn these skills

Strong emotions focus and lock attention – keeping people trapped in problem behaviours. Therapeutic change cannot happen until the emotional arousal is reduced.

This is why healthcare professionals need to know how to induce the relaxation response in patients. Guided imagery and visualisation not only reduce emotional arousal quickly but can be used to reframe life circumstances through metaphor and to rehearse in the imagination any required changed behaviours and/or feelings.

Among other things, guided imagery is an essential skill required for removing phobias, curing PTSD, lifting depression and raising self-confidence. When you become confident in using these skills, you can begin to bring patients out of the emotionally-driven trance states of a wide range of conditions such as anxiety disorders, addiction, anger, stress overload, depression and chronic pain.

That is why guided imagery is one of the most powerful psychotherapeutic
tools known.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in gaining these invaluable skills but those involved in mental and physical healthcare in particular would benefit from attending.

The information and skills taught are extremely useful for dealing with: Stress; addictions; agoraphobia; allergies; anorexia; anger; asthma; bed wetting; blood pressure; bulimia; depression; lack of confidence; chronic pain; eczema; frustration; guilt; grief; hay fever; inhibition; insomnia; irritable bowel (IBS); relationship/marital difficulties; migraine; nightmares; obsessions (OCD); pain control; panic attacks; phobias (all kinds); sexual difficulties (impotence, premature ejaculation and vaginismus); shyness; skin disorders and trauma (PTSD); flashbacks; ulcers; warts and worrying.

You can also control blood pressure, stimulate the immune system, promote healing of damaged skin tissue and bones and give birth easier using guided imagery and visualisation.


Course Programme

The 'Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change' course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.

The day's agenda

Registration: 8.30am to 9.30am (Tea or coffee served until 9.25am)

9.30am – What guided imagery is and why it works

  • The common myths about relaxation, guided imagery and visualisation
  • Why we evolved to go into focused states of attention
  • The role of trance states in everyday life
  • The value of using guided imagery in psychotherapy and medicine
  • The beneficial power of deep relaxation
  • Demonstration
  • Principles and skills for inducing trance so that you can do it whenever appropriate to an individual’s needs. Exercise

11.00am — Discussion over tea/coffee

11.30am – The essence of all relaxation inductions: an easy way to start

  • We make sure you have a clear understanding of what is involved in developing the necessary rapport to focus the brain’s orientation response and induce a trance
  • Demonstration of a simple counting down induction that induces relaxation – thus calming the emotional brain, which is necessary for therapeutic change. Exercise

1.00pm — Lunch (included)

1.45pm – Why it is important to be flexible: a range of techniques

  • Demonstration of a trance induction in which a whole range of techniques are used, including visualisation, metaphorical work and guided imagery
  • Explanation of what was done
  • Visualisation and guided imagery employ your ability to relate to other people, natural creativity, imagination and factors common to human behaviour anywhere – like the ability to concentrate, become absorbed, problem solve and dream
  • You are taught the essential principles of using language for therapeutic effect. Exercise

2.45pm — Discussion over tea/coffee

3.00pm – Guided imagery and counselling: the essential steps

  • Practice in using several techniques in one session
  • How to successfully use these techniques to help with a wide range of conditions
  • The day concludes with a discussion about the use of metaphor (stories) in trance and why guided imagery and visualisation is so important for doing effective therapy and counselling
  • Further suggestions for study and training in areas of special interest to you will be given

4.00pm — Day ends

Book your place on this hugely popular course now:

Guided imagery and visualisation for
therapeutic change


Saturday 6th April 2019                                  Bristol

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To book by phone call 01323 811690.
Alternatively, you can download an application form and email or post it to:
Email: info@hgcollege.net
Post: Human Givens College, Chalvington, East Sussex, BN27 3TD.

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