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Guided Imagery: A Multipurpose Technique for Helping People in Pain 

Guided Imagery: A Multipurpose Technique for Helping People in Pain
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Guided Imagery: A Multipurpose Technique for Helping People in Pain
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David E. Bresler

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10.1093/med/9780199315246.003.0028
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date: 02 December 2020

This chapter discusses how pain is an excellent arena for the application of guided imagery as pain patients are already fully engaged in imagery, though their imagery is not necessarily guided. Pain patients worry about their pain, they imagine it will never end, they picture themselves in a helpless state immobilized by something over which they have no control, and the images they conjure have physiological consequences.

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