Guided imagery is a natural mind-body technique that combines music, imagery and simple relaxation techniques to ease stress and anxiety, enhance your well-being, and connect you to your feelings and emotions — all of which can promote the healing process.  

Guided imagery:

  • Involves visualization and using all your senses.
  • Is used in combination with other forms of your medical treatment.
  • May be used during surgery (please speak with your physician about this request)

Listen to Valley's Guided Meditations

Our audio program contains deep breathing and relaxation exercises to bring you to a level of peace and calm. The music and guided imagery bring you to a safe and tranquil place. 

Guided meditations are available for a variety of conditions and procedures. Click on the one(s) that interest you to listen: 

Listening Tips

Here’s how to get the most out of our audio meditations:

  • Find a quiet, peaceful place.
  • Get into a comfortable position.
  • Allow yourself approximately 40 minutes, free from interruptions.
  • Close your eyes and surround yourself with the music and imagery as it guides you to a place of peace and calm.

If you’re scheduled for surgery, listening to the guided imagery meditations twice a day, a week or two before your procedure, can offer the biggest benefit. 

Benefits of Guided Imagery

Clinical research studies have shown that guided imagery:

  • Decreases pain and the need for pain medication
  • Enhances sleep
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Can shorten the length of a hospital stay
  • Boosts the immune system