Thanks, you may be correct that mental-tools based self-healing is faster and effective than passive visualization. I have just started practicing based on a book I found in online books stores. The author calls mental tools techniques as "active visualization" as opposed to "passive visualization". I still have to get the full hang of what the author calls the "zone", but it seems that even trying to reach that state is being helpful to me in reducing pain levels. I think that the "zone" is similar to a deeply meditative state or a self-hypnotic state, except it seems that with the mental tools techniques the subconscious (and the body immune system) is in auto-drive mode focused intensely on pain relief. Well, I just started, but seems to have promise... will keep this forum posted on my progress. Thanks again for guidance.View Thread
I was in a car accident a few months ago and mostly recovered. However, I still suffer from considerable pains and aches and occasionally headaches too. I do use OTC pain medication, but don't want to become dependent on it.
Has anyone practiced self-healing visualization techniques such as "mental tools", "guided imagery" and reiki? What is the difference between them and which one is most effective? Any recommendations for books?View Thread