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Feb 4, 2014 7:00 AM by Diana Kohnle

Health Tip: Practicing Guided Imagery

(HealthDay News) -- Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that relies on using the imagination to help relieve stress and improve symptoms of nausea, anxiety and fatigue.

The University of Michigan Health System offers this advice:

  • Set aside at least 15 minutes to practice in a quiet, cool and comfortable place where you won't be disturbed. Let others know that you need some uninterrupted time.
  • Don't practice while driving.
  • Turn off your phone and eliminate other distractions.
  • If odd thoughts come into your mind as you practice guided imagery, let them pass and don't dwell on trying to figure them out.
  • Consider the practice successful if you feel better after you've completed the exercise.

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