Wednesday, May 2, 2012
What Not to Forget In Your Mental Imagery
I do not like to go to the dentist. I think I am afraid to go to the dentist. Before the appointments, I mentally prepare myself. I think of the prayer intentions I am going to pray, think about relaxation techniques, stuff like that. Well, this time I thought about using mental imagery as a distraction. So I tried it. I was sitting in the reclined chair with my mouth wide open and a person to the left of me, and a person to the right. I closed my eyes and imagined me at the beach. I could easily picture this scene. It is a quiet beach, but not deserted. I could feel the gritty sand under my shoulders, I could feel the heat of the sun on my body, I could taste the saltiness on my lips, I could hear the waves and the din of the beach. This was definitely working. I think I was probably drooling. I was very relaxed. I wasn't even in that dentist chair anymore, didn't hear the drill, didn't feel a thing. So on this perfect beach, I looked over to the love of my life, my husband, laying right next to me...and sat up in the dentist chair in a panic. The dentist said, "Whoa! What is going on? What is the matter?" I said, "Who is watching the kids?"
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 5:13 PM