Relaxation for Healing: Guided Imagery for Illness Recovery

Relaxation for healing and recovering from illness. Dealing with chemotherapy, headache relief, overcoming stress.

Relaxation can help with healing because the body functions at its best when in a relaxed, calm state. The relaxation response (which occurs when relaxation techniques are practiced) helps with immune system functioning, pain relief, pain tolerance, concentration, memory, energy, and sleep. Regular relaxation practice makes the mind and body healthier.

Relaxation for Healing Scripts

Healing Relaxation
This healing relaxation begins with passive progressive muscle relaxation, and then guides you to imagine your body healing itself.

Headache Relief
Relaxation is effective in providing relief from headaches. This relaxation for headache relief script will describe ways to cope with and reduce headache pain.

Dealing with Grief
This relaxation script is for dealing with grief and loss. This guided relaxation will help to normalize the grief experience and explain the stages of grief.

Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder
This relaxation script is to help you deal with seasonal affective disorder or seasonal blues. Review some quick ways to help improve mood naturally and use guided imagery to improve mood.

Relaxation for Asthma
This relaxation for asthma script will help to calm breathing, reduce muscle tension in the chest and throat, and get though an asthma attack. This relaxation script is also effective for anxiety symptoms that cause breathing difficulty.

Dealing with Food Sensitivities Relaxation Script
This relaxation is for dealing with food sensitivities. Improve immune function and achieve a calmer state when experiencing allergies, immune reactions, or intolerance to foods or other substances.

Relaxation for Pain Relief
Relaxation of any type is effective for pain management. People who do relaxation exercises are better able to tolerate pain, AND they actually feel less pain. In other words, relaxation exercises can take at least some of your pain away, and make the pain you do have a little easier to tolerate.

Relaxation for Dealing with Chemotherapy
This guided imagery script is for dealing with chemotherapy. Relaxation can help improve immune system function, reduce pain, and decrease stress to have an overall positive impact on healing.

Relaxation to Decrease Jaw Clenching
TMJ, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and tension can all lead to clenching jaws or jaw pain that interferes with sleep and with everyday life. This relaxation script will help to decrease clenching of the jaw by guiding you to release the muscles that lead to jaw tension, and will guide you to fall asleep free from tension.

Dealing with Chronic Illness
This relaxation for chronic illness can help you to find ways to deal with the frustration of being ill or experiencing a chronic condition. Practice being kind to your body and living life meaningfully even with a chronic disease or condition.

Relaxation for Repetitive Strain Injury of the Wrists

This relaxation exercise will help reduce the symptoms and relieve pain caused by repetitive strain conditions of the wrist.

Additional Resources

Are you looking for relaxation for healing from anxiety? Check out these free anxiety relief scripts.

If you would like to hear audio recordings of scripts like these, listen to free guided imagery scripts as audio downloads here.

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