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Guided Imagery as a Therapeutic Recreation Modality to Reduce Pain and Anxiety

Vincent Bonadies

Abstract


Guided imagery can be an effective intervention when used as a therapeutic modality for a variety of symptoms and conditions. It can improve health and enhance well-being, particularly through the reduction of pain and anxiety. The application of a specific type of guided imagery, integrative guided imagery, is presented through a case report and within the context of the therapeutic recreation process. Implications for the use of guided imagery in therapeutic recreation are discussed.

Keywords


Guided Imagery, Therapeutic Recreation, Anxiety, and Pain.

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