Guided Imagery

Alternative Medicine Program

Guided imagery harnesses the power of imagination to promote healing. This visualization technique uses images, suggestions, storytelling, and metaphors to enhance relaxation and promote well-being. Patients focus on creating positive images to help heal their bodies and alleviate some of their symptoms. Guided imagery can help relieve physical and emotional pain, ease recovery from surgery, and even make it easier to sleep.

Research studies have demonstrated that guided imagery can have an impact on major physiological control systems of the body, including:

  • Respiration
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Metabolic rates in cells
  • Gastrointestinal motility and secretion
  • Sexual function
  • Immune responsiveness

Meet Our Guided Imagery Practitioner

Portrait of Corlis ChanCorliss Chan, CMT, has been inspiring people to actively participate in their own healing and wellness for over 25 years. An engaged and compassionate listener, she has helped patients cope with life and health issues, including cancer, Lyme disease, heart health, diabetes, joint pain, anxiety, and depression. Today, she leads our Guided Imagery, Jin Shin Jyutsu®, Acupressure, and Meditation sessions.