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A meta-analysis of the effect of guided imagery practice on outcomes.

01 Jun
Researchers from The University of Cincinnati analyzed data from ten different guided imagery studies to assess the trajectory of effect size with continued imagery practice, and the relationship between practice duration and strength of outcomes.

Statistical findings of the ten different studies of various durations were converted to "d" statistics and plotted against the duration of study. The results showed an increase in the effect size of guided imagery over the first 5 to 7 weeks. However, it appeared that the effect was decreased at 18 weeks.


Citation: Van Kuiken D. A meta-analysis of the effect of guided imagery practice on outcomes. Journal of Holistic Nursing. 2004 Jun; 22 (2): pages 164-79.
Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award