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Approx. 15 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Evaluate the role of guided imagery in health and healthcare and how you may use it professionally and personally.

  • Assess if guided imagery is appropriate for a client or patient.

  • Identify and evaluate resources, including apps and commercial products that might be helpful in specific situations or for specific conditions.

  • Create your own imagery intervention for a specific patient or group of patients

Skills you will gain

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Beginner Level

No required background or experience--anyone can do this course.

Approx. 15 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

What Is Guided Imagery and Its Role in Health and Healthcare?

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Defining Guided Imagery6m
Types of Guided Imagery7m
How Can We Use Guided Imagery?6m
6 readings
Experience Guided Imagery5m
A Guided Imagery Script20m
Additional Resources
Guided Imagery Literature Review10m
Angie: A Case Study5m
References and Resources
5 practice exercises
Your Response to the Guided Imagery10m
Different Types of Imagery6m
Evaluate the Guided Imagery Script6m
Use the Literature Review15m
What Did You Learn in Week 1?20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

How Does Guided Imagery Work?

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Stress, Imagination, and Relaxation5m
How to Elicit the Relaxation Response2m
Listen and Practice: Guided Imagery for Relaxation8m
What Is an Inner Advisor?5m
Listen and Practice: Your Inner Advisor7m
4 readings
Worksheet: Notice Language and Imagery30m
Stress and Relaxation Responses5m
Activity: Connect with Your Inner Advisor30m
Week 2 References and Resources
2 practice exercises
Your Experience with the Guided Imagery Session10m
What Did You Learn in Week 2?30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Using Guided Imagery Apps or Products

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Assessing Patients1m
See a Patient Assessment In Action2m
Finding Guided Imagery Recordings and Scripts4m
Evaluating Guided Imagery1m
4 readings
Summary of the Research10m
Guided Imagery Literature Review
Sources for Guided Imagery Scripts and Recordings10m
Worksheet to Prepare for Quiz45m
3 practice exercises
Check Your Understanding of the Research Summary8m
Case Studies8m
Find and Evaluate a Guided Imagery Recording15m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Creating Your Own Imagery Intervention

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 26 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Music and Entrainment4m
How Does Music Influence Imagery?4m
Choosing Music3m
Writing Your Own Script5m
Imagery Without a Script3m
5 readings
Listening Activity30m
Sample Script: Imagery for Pain10m
Sample Script: Imagery for Anxiety10m
Sample Script: Imagery for Sleep10m
Peer Review Project Overview10m
3 practice exercises
Entrainment Activity10m
Choose Your Music10m
Check Your Guided Imagery Script2h

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