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guided imagery

noun
1.
a relaxation technique in which words, sounds, etc., are used to evoke positive mental images, feelings, and thoughts.
Also called guided visualization.
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Contemporary definitions for guided imagery
noun

an alternative medicine therapy in which the patient uses positive visualizations and thoughts to aid healing and promote reduction in anxiety or pain; also called guided visualization

Word Origin

1990-95

noun

the use of a similar technique to assist in realizing a goal, as in athletics or business

Word Origin

1990-95

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