I see imagination as the most important power we have. As we imagine the world, so we live and understand. But a great deal of the imagination that shapes us lies under the surface. We need to tap that underlying storehouse of images in order to grasp who we are and where we are headed.
Images are the natural language of our intuition and the wisdom of the heart. Guided imagery is a gentle process of accessing these inner symbols. They hold the key to living a life of greater ease and fulfillment, and they can help us meet our greatest challenges.
Our hearts are as practical as they are mysterious. Research supports the benefits of guided imagery in a number of applications, including reducing side effects of medications or medical procedures, living with chronic illness, overcoming insomnia, and making positive life changes.
There are many advantages to working with an individual practitioner who can skillfully guide you to your own images through structure and compassionate presence. Respect for your process is foremost and you set the pace. Leslie offers sessions in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the resources page shows you how to find imagery practitioners across the country.
Because imagery is a completely natural process, you can also learn to tap directly into your heart’s wise guidance on your own. Healing and Transformation Through Self-Guided Imagery teaches you how and it includes a self-facilitation worksheet. Applicable to every situation, it offers detailed instructions you can use by yourself or with a partner to awaken your inner senses, discover your inner sanctuary, and receive your heart’s message for your particular issue.
Free MP3’s recordings of guided imagery sessions are available on the Book and Audio page. While the recordings accompany the exercises in the book, the sessions do not require the book in order to tap into your rich inner landscape.
The information provided here is not intended for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your physician or other health care provider.