Guided imagery is a technique that uses the progression of mental images to focus the mind and connect the mind to body with a goal of enhancing relaxation, Dr. Cindy Kim, a psychologist at CHOC, tells “American Health Journal.”
The technique can enhance stress coping and pain management skills, and is a good way to engage children in using their creativity to take mental authority of a situation where they might feel out of control, she says.
Learn more about guided imagery in “American Health Journal,” a television program that airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households.
Each 30-minute episode features six segments with a diverse range of medical specialists discussing a full spectrum of health topics. For more information, visit www.discoverhealth.tv.
Cindy Kim, Ph.D., graduated from Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology. She completed her internship and fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Kim is board certified by the California Board of Psychology, and is a member of the American Psychological Association and Society for Pediatric Psychology.
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