ERIC Number: EJ1005343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 31
The Use of Guided Imagery as an Intervention in Addressing Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
Kress, Victoria E.; Adamson, Nicole; DeMarco, Carrie; Paylo, Matthew J.; Zoldan, Chelsey A.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v8 n1 p35-47 2013
This article presents guided imagery as an intervention that can be used to address clients' nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors. Guided imagery is a behavioral therapy technique that involves the use of positive thoughts or images to regulate negative emotional experiences, and it can be used to prevent and manage impulses to self-injure. Examples of guided imagery scripts that can be used with those who self-injure are provided, as are recommendations for counselor practice.
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Destructive Behavior, Imagery, Counselor Client Relationship, Counseling Techniques, Therapy, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Emotional Experience, Prevention
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