Guided Imagery: Caregiver Stress

A Guided Meditation To Help With Caregiver Stress

Intro/Guided Imagery/ Affirmations/Music (all)
1 hour 15 min
Just the Guided Imagery (21 Min)
Just the Affirmations (20 min)

This guided meditation for caregiver stress is designed to offer relief, comfort, and self-care for caregivers who may be growing weary and disheartened from looking after a family member or friend in need of taxing levels of physical or emotional care. It is also useful for professional providers experiencing the occupational stress of caregiver burnout. Regular listening to the guided imagery and affirmations in this program will deliver respite and relief, producing a centered, balanced state of mind, brightened mood, uplifted spirit, and restored energy and motivation to carry on with natural, holistic caregiver support.

Guided imagery is a mind-body technique that consists of healing words and hypnotic images, set to soothing music, to provide relief from caregiver stress syndrome. Repeated listening once or twice a day for 2-3 weeks ensures maximum impact.

Written and narrated by noted psychotherapist and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek, and scored to the exquisite, immersive music of Steven Mark Kohn, this Health Journeys™ recording for caregiver burnout was produced by the Cleveland Orchestra’s Bruce Gigax. A separate track of affirmations provides shorter versions of the powerful caregiver support themes offered by the guided imagery in this program. This includes reminders of the caregiver’s strength, resourcefulness, and tenacity; a sense of being surrounded by protection, support, and appreciation; an easing up of any resentment, isolation, and anger that may have accrued; and an emphasis on the need for self-consideration and self-care for caregivers.

Affirmations are easier, faster, and more convenient for some listeners, and can be played while doing other things, even driving.  This audio program is recommended by healthcare providers and counselors, not to mention it being a popular word-of-mouth favorite among families and friends in need of relief from day-in, day-out caregiver stress.

(Note: The content on this page is reprinted with permission from Health Journeys. The Audio Files are licensed through Health Journeys. Guided imagery is not a substitute for medical treatment. Do not use while driving or operating machinery.)