TV Off or On?


© Helen Lesser 2008

Question:  I understand that the more the client is ‘involved’ with the imagery, the more they ‘engage’ with it and therefore the better the results. Therefore when introducing the room with the TV in it – would it not be more beneficial for the person to use the remote control to switch the TV on? That way, they can feel more in control of the situation and are actively participating in the visualisation.

Certainly, engaging the person in his own imagery is important and if the purpose of the visualisation is to increase or encourage relaxation (eg. Hill Walk) then the more the better. However, if you are using the TV visualisation to actually achieve something different, to get them to begin imagining/recalling specific information, then I’d have to say no.  I assume that before you begin this session, your client would be well aware that


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