Guided Imagery is a non-pharmacological pain intervention program that uses kinesthetic imagery as a means to moderate pain. It is defined as: The deliberate creation of sensory images in a state of relaxed but very focused concentration in order to create positive physical and emotional changes in the mind body system. It is an attentional focus on a narrow band of perceptions. (B. Naperstek, ‘Staying well with guided imagery’, 1995).
For a series of podcasts on guided imagery, visit Kaiser Permanente online.