An Adlerian Perspective on Guided Visual Imagery for Stress and Coping
Stress has become a topic of major inquiry in recent decades among psychology and its allied disciplines. Although the stress response is an adaptive mechanism with short-term utility, individuals experiencing chronic stress may eventually manifest physiological and psychological incapacities as their abilities to cope are overwhelmed. Guided visual imagery can be an effective technique for the treatment of chronic stress within a broader Adlerian framework. Through the use of guided visual imagery to narrow the attentional set while facilitating a psychophysiological healing response, individuals may be taught to enhance their innate potential to cope better with the vagaries of life.
Journal of Individual Psychology
Kaufman, J. A. (2007). An Adlerian perspective on guided visual imagery for stress and coping. Journal of Individual Psychology, 63(2), 193-204.
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Copyright © 2007 The University of Texas Press. Article published by The University of Texas Press in Journal of Individual Psychology, volume 63, issue number 2, Summer 2007, pages 193-204. Publisher URL: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/journals/journal-of-individual-psychology