About this Course
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Beginner Level

No required background or experience--anyone can do this course.

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: Six weeks of study, approximately 2 hours per week....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Evaluate the role of guided imagery in health and healthcare and how you may use it professionally and personally.

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    Assess if guided imagery is appropriate for a client or patient.

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    Identify and evaluate resources, including apps and commercial products that might be helpful in specific situations or for specific conditions.

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    Create your own imagery intervention for a specific patient or group of patients

Skills you will gain

wellbeingsymptom managementhealthcareStress ManagementPain Management
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

No required background or experience--anyone can do this course.

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: Six weeks of study, approximately 2 hours per week....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

What Is Guided Imagery and Its Role in Health and Healthcare?

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Reading
4 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Defining Guided Imagery6m
Types of Guided Imagery7m
How Can We Use Guided Imagery?6m
Reading6 readings
Experience Guided Imagery5m
A Guided Imagery Script20m
Additional Resources
Guided Imagery Literature Review10m
Angie: A Case Study5m
References and Resources
Quiz5 practice exercises
Your Response to the Guided Imagery10m
Different Types of Imagery6m
Evaluate the Guided Imagery Script6m
Use the Literature Review15m
What Did You Learn in Week 1?20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

How Does Guided Imagery Work?

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Reading
6 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Stress, Imagination, and Relaxation5m
How to Elicit the Relaxation Response2m
Listen and Practice: Guided Imagery for Relaxation8m
What Is an Inner Advisor?5m
Listen and Practice: Your Inner Advisor7m
Reading4 readings
Worksheet: Notice Language and Imagery30m
Stress and Relaxation Responses5m
Activity: Connect with Your Inner Advisor30m
Week 2 References and Resources
Quiz2 practice exercises
Your Experience with the Guided Imagery Session10m
What Did You Learn in Week 2?30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Using Guided Imagery Apps or Products

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Reading
5 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video5 videos
Assessing Patients1m
See a Patient Assessment In Action2m
Finding Guided Imagery Recordings and Scripts4m
Evaluating Guided Imagery1m
Reading4 readings
Summary of the Research10m
Guided Imagery Literature Review
Sources for Guided Imagery Scripts and Recordings10m
Worksheet to Prepare for Quiz45m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Check Your Understanding of the Research Summary8m
Case Studies8m
Find and Evaluate a Guided Imagery Recording15m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Creating Your Own Imagery Intervention

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Reading
6 videos (Total 27 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Music and Entrainment4m
How Does Music Influence Imagery?4m
Choosing Music3m
Writing Your Own Script5m
Imagery Without a Script4m
Reading5 readings
Listening Activity30m
Sample Script: Imagery for Pain10m
Sample Script: Imagery for Anxiety10m
Sample Script: Imagery for Sleep10m
Peer Review Project Overview10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Entrainment Activity10m
Choose Your Music10m
Check Your Guided Imagery Scripts

Instructor

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Susan Thompson, DNP

Teaching Faculty
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

About the Integrative Health and Medicine Specialization

If you want to help your patients or clients manage conditions or symptoms such as pain and anxiety, this specialization will provide the knowledge and skills needed. In these five courses, you will explore integrative therapies, including herbal medicine, guided imagery, aromatherapy, and mindfulness. For each therapy studied, you will gain skills to: Assess if a therapy is appropriate, Educate patients or clients about benefit and risk, Administer or advise on use, and Evaluate if the therapy was useful (our AEAE approach). By the end of this specialization, you will be familiar with application methods, mechanisms of action, and the research evidence for specific therapies, as well as safety and quality considerations. In short, you will be ready to partner with patients on developing a plan of integrative care that fits their needs and preferences. Note that while the primary focus is on working with patients or clients, the information is also immediately applicable to your own health and wellbeing...
Integrative Health and Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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