Which is more beneficial for handling stress, guided imagery or meditation?

Which is more beneficial for handling stress, guided imagery or meditation?

 To effectively reduce the harmful physical and mental side effects of chronic stress, YOU have the power to take action and activate the body’s natural relaxation response. When stressors throw your nervous system out of balance, relaxation techniques can bring your body back into a balanced state.  Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, guided imagery, and yoga help the body and mind to relax, while boosting energy levels and mood.

 Meditation and guided imagery are similar and both provide the relaxation response necessary to help you better manage daily stress. [Read more…]