“Guided Imagery”


Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by Jessica

“Guided Imagery”

I’ve always been a strong advocate for the work of Abraham Maslow. I use it as the basis for any classroom as I strongly support that before children (well really anyone!) can learn, basic needs must first be met. Aside from providing us with his hierarchy of needs, Maslow also discusses the need for humans to listen to themselves. To encourage creativity, we can encourage our children to pay closer attention to what is happening in their brains. Using guided imagery is a wonderful way to do this. Children are encouraged to use their mind’s eye to experience everything they can about an object such as a tree, rock, a lake, etc.

Happy imagining!

Dr. Kathy