It really doesn't matter where you go now in your mind as long as the place is peaceful, beautiful, and
healing to you . . . take a few moments to look around this special inner place and notice what you see
. . . what you hear . . . perhaps there's a fragrance or aroma here . . . and especially notice any
feelings of peacefulness, safety, and connection that you feel here . . . .
As you explore, find the spot where you feel the most relaxed, centered, and connected in this place . . .
become comfortable and quiet in this place . . . .
When you are ready, focus your attention on the symptom or problem that has been bothering you . . .
simply put your attention on it while staying completely relaxed . . . allow an image to emerge for this
symptom or problem . . . accept the image that comes, whether it makes sense or not . . . whether it is
strange or familiar . . . whether you like it or not . . . just notice and accept the image that comes for
now . . . let it become clearer and more vivid, and take some time to observe it carefully . . . .
In your imagination, you can explore this image from any angle, and from as close or far away as you like
. . . carefully observe it from different perspectives . . . don't try to change it . . . just notice what
draws your attention . . . .
What seems to be the matter in this image? . . . what is it that it represents the problem? . . . .
When you know this, let another image appear that represents the healing or resolution of this symptom or
problem . . . again, simply allow it to arise spontaneously . . . allow it to become clearer and more
vivid . . . carefully observe this image as well, from different perspectives . . . what is it about this
image that represents healing? . . . .
Recall the first image and consider the two images together . . . how do they seem to relate to each
other as you observe them? . . . Which is larger? . . . Which is more powerful? . . . If the image of
the problem seems more powerful, notice whether you can change that . . . imagine the image of
healing becoming stronger, more powerful, more vivid . . . imagine it to be much bigger and much
more powerful than the other . . . .
Imagine the image of the problem or symptom turning into the image of healing . . . watch the
transformation . . . how does it seem to happen? . . . . Is it sudden, like changing channels on
television, or is it a gradual process? . . . . If it is a process, notice how it happens . . . notice if what
happens seems to relate to anything in your life . . .
End your imagery session by focusing clearly and powerfully on this healing image . . . imagine it is
taking place in your body at just the right place . . . notice whether you can feel or imagine any
changing sensations as you imagine this healing taking place . . . let the sensations be sensations of
healing . . . affirm to yourself that this is happening now, and that this healing continues in you
whether you are waking . . . sleeping . . . imaging . . . or going about your daily activities. . . .
When you are ready, prepare to return to your waking consciousness . . . imagine yourself at the bottom
of your imaginary staircase . . . and begin to ascend . . . one . . . two . . . allowing this image of
healing to continue to work within you . . . three . . . becoming more and more aware of your
surroundings . . . four . . . when you reach ten you may come wide-awake and alert, feeling refreshed
and better than before . . . five . . . lighter and lighter . . . six . . . aware of the room you are in .
. . seven . . . feeling refreshed and relaxed and better than before . . . eight . . . almost wide-
awake now . . . nine . . . your eyes may want to open now . . . and ten . . . allow your eyes to
open and come fully wide-awake . . . feeling refreshed, relaxed, and better than before . . . and
stretch and smile and go about your day . . . .