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Guided Imagery in Cardiac Surgery
In 1998, a research team led by Linda Halpin at the Inova Heart Center of Inova Fairfax Hospital compared cardiac surgical outcomes between two groups of heart patients - with and without guided imagery. A questionnaire was developed to assess the benefits of the guided imagery program to those who elected to participate in it, and, in addition, data from the hospital financial cost-accounting database were collected and matched to the two groups of patients.
Analysis of the data revealed that patients who completed the guided imagery program had a shorter average length of stay, a decrease in average direct pharmacy costs, and a decrease in average direct pain medication costs while maintaining high overall patient satisfaction with the care and treatment provided.
Guided imagery is now used as a standard, complementary therapy to help reduce anxiety, pain, and length of stay among the cardiac surgery patients at Inova Fairfax.
Excessive worry and anxieties are so common in Western society that I sincerely doubt that there are many people who are not adversely affected by them. Do you constantly feel stressed? Do you have problems sleeping? Is your mind always hyperactive and jumping from worry to worry? Yes, you problem are handling your stress and anxieties very well.
Remember that your reactions are most likely part of what psychologists call learned behavior. This means that at some time you reacted – or over-reacted – to a situation. When you perceived it happening again, this recognition...
Helen Keller once said, "What we have enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." By the time that we have survived only a few years on this planet, most certainly we have experienced some form of grief. It may be something as small as losing a toy or is great as the loss of a parent. Assuredly grief will always be a part of our lives. Although it's painful, in some ways it gives us an affirmation that we are truly alive.
Bernie Siegel summed this up quite nicely. He said, "One cannot get through life without pain... what we can do is choose how to use...
Millions of people around the world know that they want to transform their lives. However, despite numerous coaches, counselors, therapists, and social workers being readily available, too often this only results in information overload and inaction. This is true both regarding people who need formal clinical assistance in order to address some type moderate to severe mental health concern and for those who would benefit from just a little coaching and understanding.
Over the past several decades I have been repeatedly exposed to various types of transformational theories and practices....