Guided Imagery

Imagery is an exciting and proven way to unleash the creative potential and enhance the performance of individuals in a multitude of situations. In some areas of life, it is so commonplace that its use is unremarkable. For instance, athletes in many sports often use it to improve their performance. Even the casual viewer of football games has seen field-goal and extra-point kickers line up their kicks and visualize the ball going through the uprights. In every basketball game, a player stands at the foul line with his eyes closed and mentally sees the ball going through the hoop. The New York Times, reporting on the 2018 Winter Olympic Biathlon, wrote, “When the pressure starts to build, Lowell Bailey wonders: 'Can I do this?’ Then he looks at the snow ahead and imagines himself as a bow with an arrow drawn, ready to accelerate." But imagery is not beneficial only in sports. Imagery also is a potent tool in classrooms and learning situations. Unfortunately, its use has diminished in the last generation. Royal Fireworks Press offers several books that can help instructors introduce this powerful technique to children in a variety of topics and academic subjects.

In learning situations, children must be introduced to the concept of imagery through the use of guided imagery, although with practice they will learn how to use this strategy on their own. Through imagery, they can attain increased mindfulness, greater self-regulation, a calmer demeanor, sharper focus, and more thoughtful social interactions. This leads not only to improved academic performance and retention of material, but it creates calmer homes and classrooms as well. This is especially true if parents and teachers also practice using imagery, since it can be just as helpful for adults as it is for children. In addition, individuals practicing imagery often see new ways to integrate and shape materials for more productive results. This versatile technique will provide benefits that children can carry with them throughout their lives.

Imagery is an exciting and proven way to unleash the creative potential and enhance the performance of individuals in a multitude of situations. In some areas of life, it is so commonplace that its use is unremarkable. For instance, athletes in many sports often use it to improve their performance. Even the casual viewer of football games has seen field-goal and extra-point kickers line up their kicks and visualize the ball going through the uprights. In every basketball game, a player stands at the foul line with his eyes closed and mentally sees the ball going through the hoop. The New York Times, reporting on the 2018 Winter Olympic Biathlon, wrote, “When the pressure starts to build, Lowell Bailey wonders: 'Can I do this?’ Then he looks at the snow ahead and imagines himself as a bow with an arrow drawn, ready to accelerate." But imagery is not beneficial only in sports. Imagery also is a potent tool in classrooms and learning situations. Unfortunately, its use has diminished in the last generation. Royal Fireworks Press offers several books that can help teachers introduce this powerful technique to students in a variety of topics and academic subjects.

In learning situations, students must be introduced to the concept of imagery through the use of guided imagery, although with practice they will learn how to use this strategy on their own. Through imagery, they can attain increased mindfulness, greater self-regulation, a calmer demeanor, sharper focus, and more thoughtful social interactions. This leads not only to improved academic performance and retention of material, but it creates calmer classrooms and family homes as well. This is especially true if teachers and parents also practice using imagery, since it can be just as helpful for adults as it is for children. In addition, individuals practicing imagery often see new ways to integrate and shape materials for more productive results. This versatile technique will provide benefits that students can carry with them throughout their lives.

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Image and Write... Poetry

Author: Hess, Karin K.

Subjects: Language Arts; Poetry; Imagery

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Order code: 2452

Price: $17.50
Website price: $13.00

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This book offers ways in which to use imagery to enhance the writing of poetry by young children. It provides a full discussion of concrete poetry, formula poetry, acrostic poetry, onomatopoeia, haiku, ballads, rhythm, limericks, contrast poems, diamante poems, emotion poetry, multisensory clustering, outrageous themes, color poems, images, free association imaging, rhyming couplets, poetry comics, and cartoons. The book also contains extensive appendices.

This book offers ways in which to use imagery to enhance the writing of poetry by students in the elementary grades. It provides a full discussion of concrete poetry, formula poetry, acrostic poetry, onomatopoeia, haiku, ballads, rhythm, limericks, contrast poems, diamante poems, emotion poetry, multisensory clustering, outrageous themes, color poems, images, free association imaging, rhyming couplets, poetry comics, and cartoons. The book also contains extensive appendices.

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