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Meditations and Guided Imagery – Self Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, & Meditation

Emmett Miller, MD

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The extraordinary skills of meditation and guided imagery are at the heart of Dr. Miller’s work and Mind-Body Medicine. Here you will find numerous opportunities to experience Dr. Miller’s artistry in creating a soothing and inspiring vocal guidance, woven through a tapestry of lovely music and nature sounds – all dedicated to helping you guide your mind, body, emotions, and spirit towards healing and peak performance.


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The Love Meditation

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02/19/20 • 16 min

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Our featured free meditation for this month will show you an effective way to touch that deeper place of life within that is necessary to discover the power of “That By Which All Can Be Accomplished.” It will guide you to experience your ability to feel the emotion of Love. You have felt love at certain times in your life, and it is the feeling you learned to feel during these times that are revived when you are touched by a beautiful love story, a romantic film that makes you cry, or touching family photos. The state one enters when feeling these emotions is ideal for creativity, play, healing, or peak performance.

One of the most powerful mind-tools, in addition to deep relaxation/meditation, is the ability to touch your capacity to love and to awaken that feeling.

Enjoy The Love Meditation, and if you would like to join us and discover how to use it to defeat the ravages of stress and harness its power for healing and peak performance, join Healing Times eNews (you will also get review of past issues and techniques you missed along with 2 gifts from Dr. Miller).

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If you would like to listen to this meditation offline and have a copy on your computer or device you can purchase it here Every purchase supports Dr. Miller offering more free content in Healing Times eNewsletter AND here on his website.

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Between Lives: A New Year’s Imagery on Letting Go

Meditations and Guided Imagery – Self Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, & Meditation


01/11/20 • 16 min

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In our culture we would say that someone has “died”, but many sects of Buddhism would say that only the body dies, but that a deeper, more essential aspect of ourselves enters the “Bardo,” the state of existence intermediate between two lives on earth. In this state evaluate your spiritual progress during this pause in your movement towards Nirvana, a heavenly place of peace and happiness, the highest spiritual state attainable, the state of pure enlightenment and freedom from suffering and desire (according to teachers of Buddhism and Hinduism.

Death and the New Year
Curiously, this is exactly the kind of thing we have the opportunity to do, at a deep level, at this beginning of a new year. Where are you at this point in your life’s journey? How are you moving towards your goals of spiritual or personal development and living a life reflecting your true values and purpose? Like the residents of the Bardo, think of the past as dying to make space for the newborn year, and like them, you can choose to let it go and choose the juicy challenges you want to take on this next year.

In fact, every time one meditates there is a release of the past, at least from the highest levels, conscious thought, the acknowledgment of faith in the present and whatever higher power or guide may dwell there. In the end, when you open your eyes you are born again into the realm of endless possibility, along with the deeper truths (algorithms) you may have read into.

In Everything Is The Seed Of Its Apparent Opposite
Isn’t it interesting how the states of life and death come together, and how they can be used effectively on our journey? Instead of framing life and death as opposites, we have the option of choosing to adopt a perspective like that of the followers of the Tao.

Their symbol, the interlaced Yin (receptive) and Yang (creative) energies, represented by the opposite appearing black and white, are seen to merge into each other, to be complementary, not in opposition. In fact, the white dot in the middle of the black Yang and the black one in the middle of the white Yin symbolizes that in everything lies the seed of its apparent opposite.

Pablo Picasso held that “Every act of creation is also an act of destruction.” And in our meditations we allow each preceding breath to die so that the new breath can be born.

So, if we wish something new and beautiful to be born into our lives in this next year, it would be very wise to become aware of what you need to allow to die to make room for that which you wish to be born in your life. As we learn to do this in each meditation, and then in every moment, we end up being open and able to make wise choices that lead to maximum health, growth, and creativity. And, if the Buddhists turn out to be right about the Bardo, we will already be well-practiced in making the best decision about our next lifetime.
So, with your permission, I would like to share some experiences to help you develop a way to do that.

Enjoy listening to, “A New Year’s Imagery on Letting Go“.

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Creating Your Island of Peace Meditation

Meditations and Guided Imagery – Self Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, & Meditation


07/31/19 • 6 min

This FREE guided imagery experience is a perfect way to begin to learn to heal deeply. Because stress is such a major factor in our individual as well as collective illness and dysfunction, the most powerful tool in combating it is deep relaxation.

Deep relaxation directly inhibits the brain neurons that cause the stress reaction and the resulting ills. You may be familiar with the phenomenon of deep relaxation if you have learned such skills as meditation, deep prayer, self-hypnosis, or autogenic training. Here is a brief introduction to the process of what I call Deep Relaxation.

Listen to it and practice daily for a week, then practice doing it from memory sometimes, without listening. This will prepare you for the tools I will share in the next issue of Healing Times eNewsletter (sign up here).

I also recommend you check out these products, each of which will provide you with further training and experience of the most fundamental skill:

  • Healing Journey – Using techniques drawn from meditative and prayerful disciplines as well as soothing music, the Healing Journey program helps melt away stress whether you’re anxious and overwhelmed by everyday life or trying to recover from a specific illness or chronic condition.
  • Rainbow Butterfly – For these two deeply relaxing guided meditations, Dr. Miller is accompanied by the exquisite harp of Georgia Kelly. In fact, Georgia’s rise from obscurity to become one of the world’s most honored harpists and peace activists, with the coaching assistance of Dr. Miller, was the inspiration for this program.
  • I AM: Awakening Self-Acceptance – This program is designed to enable deep Self-Acceptance. Let Dr. Miller’s expert guided imagery and Heart-to-Heart talk help you discover your true inner self — the big Self that exists at a deeper level than the little limited self that insists that you’re not good enough, not smart enough, or in some other way not capable of succeeding at whatever it is you want to do.
  • The Serenity Prayer All behaviors are based on decisions made by the deeper mind. Use this beautiful program every day, while you drive, to choose your wisest behavior. You will hear affirmations to enable you to access the serenity to accept what you cannot change, and the courage to confront and change what you can change. The words of wise men and women from many times and cultures, intoned over soothing music, awaken within you the wisdom to choose well.

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Global Peace Meditation [Preview]

Meditations and Guided Imagery – Self Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, & Meditation


01/02/14 • 4 min

The new year is a perfect time to take the time and discover how you can make a difference through passion, compassion and love. In your heart is the future of our planet; learn how to empower your mental imagery to serve your most deeply held values.

To help you on your way Dr. Miller is excited to share with you a Global Peace Meditation from his guided imagery program, “Healing Our Planet”. You can listen to it for free for the next 2 weeks.

The future is not somewhere we’re going, it’s a place we’re creating, in each moment, with each thought, with each image we hold in our minds.

This Global Peace Meditation (20mins) opens with a Native American Prayer for “All My Relations,” then recalls your inner truth – your purpose and values, your resources and spirituality. Next you will apply the Master Skill, creative visualization, to create the world your heart longs to see, and empower it with your love, compassion, and enthusiasm.

Add your voice to the growing chorus of hearts who are creating our shared future. Listen alone, or with others, for more power, daily or as frequently as desired.

IF you would like to listen to the rest of this program you may do so by purchasing “Healing Our Planet” at

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12/20/12 • 58 min

Because much of my work has been helping people heal from trauma and abuse, I have been asked to comment on the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In this podcast I will be sharing some suggestions of how you can:

1) Release and heal from any trauma you might feel in the wake of this tragedy.

2) Suggestions as to what you can do to answer deeper questions like: Why did this shooting happen? Why do these things continue to happen? And is there something that I can do about it?

Thank you so much for spending time with me, I wish you infinite blessings, unconditional love, and the presence to fully enjoy them.

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Programs for Healing and Recovering from
Trauma, Crisis, and Preventing PTSD

You don’t have to be there at ground zero to be impacted and even profoundly traumatized by an event as horrific as the Newtown Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Even President Obama cried.

Dealing effectively with such challenges requires you to:

Phase 1. Go through the appropriate grieving period with sufficient relaxation that you do not develop post-traumatic stress issues, yet remain sensitive and responsive to the naturally healing feelings of grief.
Phase 2. Discover what it is that you need to learn from what has happened.
Phase 3. Develop the focus, courage, and commitment to take the actions that you know are the right ones, no matter how difficult.

The Audio programs below have been prepared by Dr. Emmett Miller. You can learn more about Mind-Body Medicine and the use of Mind-Tools at his Informational Website.

Phase I – Surviving the Initial Trauma and Feelings of Loss

Use the following programs while there are still acute symptoms of shock, sadness, grief, despair, and depression – it may continue for one or more weeks. Their use may be continued into later phases of recovery and renaissance.

Letting Go Of Stress – Tools and techniques for keeping your body balanced and free from excess stress and its damaging chemicals.
Healing Journey and Rainbow Butterfly – two beautiful programs weaving the guidance of Dr. Miller’s words together with original music – pure relaxation and peace.

Easing Into Sleep – When it is difficult to turn off the mind and quiet the emotions enough to get to sleep try this.
Goodbye Insomnia (MP3 only) – is another program to listen to after you climb in bed.
The Silent Path – This music-only CD provides the perfect background for meditation or just relaxation.

Escape From Depression – When feelings of helplessness and hopelessness persist beyond a few weeks, this two-CD program will help you rediscover the spark of life (in severe cases of despair and exhaustion, evaluation by a mental health professional is wise).

Phase II – Discovering Deeper Learnings – Who am I Now, and What Is My Mission?

After one or several weeks, the acu...

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Change Habits, Addictions, and Behaviors [Free Guided Imagery Meditation]

Meditations and Guided Imagery – Self Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, & Meditation


05/10/12 • 8 min

Unwanted habits, addictions, self-defeating patterns of behavior are something we all have to deal with – and we often fail to make the changes we want to make.

This guided imagery audio experience is an excerpt from Dr. Miller’s Lecture: How to Change Your Habits, Addictions, and Behaviors.

Guided Imagery and Meditation are effective tools that can give us the power to tune into our minds and bodies and gently convince them to behave in ways that support our lives.

Learn how to access the power of your emotions, quiet the intensity of your cravings, and use mental imagery to create new goals and motivations for your unconscious mind.

Just as a dog or monkey can be trained to behave in certain ways, your mind and body (in essence, the “animal” part of you) have been trained to behave. And just as a computer can be reprogrammed, you can reprogram your mind and body to overcome urges, impulses, and addictions. Use this meditation to support the changing of such maladaptive patterns as overeating, overspending, over drinking, smoking, and gambling – as well as more subtle ones as procrastination, impulsiveness, or failing to establish positive patterns of exercising or relating to others.

[1] Miller, Emmett, Our Culture on the Couch – 7 Steps to Global Healing

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A Beacon of Love and Peace [Free Guided Imagery Meditation]

Meditations and Guided Imagery – Self Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, & Meditation


12/23/11 • 9 min

Enjoy this guided imagery journey within to the source of light, an experience and reaffirmation of Love, and an opportunity to kindle compassion and joy and radiate peace and spirit to the world.

Listen Now: Transcription Below:

Journey within

Come to your senses, and notice to what degree you are seeing, hearing, feeling and thinking about things in the external world.

As I count, relax and allow your senses to release any hold on the exterior, allow your awareness to come within.

Find a place in your heart and mind in which you feel stable, calm, peaceful, and loving. Use whatever spiritual, psychological, energetic, and physical tools or technique to help you accomplish this. Experience yourself being visited by those you love and have loved, and those who love you and have loved you. Be aware of what a gift love is. Feel it kindling warmth in your heart.

• Imagine as clearly and lovingly as you can, your connections to the rest of humanity, to the world of nature and the land, and to whatever spiritual forces and images of sacredness are meaningful to you. Feel those connections enhance your presence by enabling you to be part of a larger wholeness, one graced with compassion, love and an intelligent, wise awareness.
• Hold your sense of yourself within that enhanced presence and feel its energy go out to your immediate environment, connecting in loving ways with the specific world around you.

Imagine you are overflowing with this energy, that it radiates from you like a beautiful golden light, spreading out to all around you. Feel yourself respecting and honoring the light of those around you. And if you wish, imagine it spreads out from you and from your kindred spirits and loved ones, that it flows out to the community, and even planetwide, drawing together in peaceful collaboration, people who have been split apart by differences of race, politics, ethnicity, religion, geography.

As you feel and see them, hold them in the grace of a loving, peaceful spirit, and imagine they discover peaceful ways to communicate with each other. And if there’s a specific area of conflict you wish to direct this energy towards, visualize that conflict dissolving into peace and agape – true love.

Now, as you gradually return your senses and awareness to the world around you, imagine that your very being radiates light, like a lighthouse, a beacon of stability, peace, calm, forgiveness, love, and compassion. Imagine waves of light and love spreading out and joining with the waves of other, similar, lighthouses – other people working to express peace, compassion and love in their lives. And as these waves connect, they are weaving a web of light that is spreading all around, empowering all of us, everywhere.

Imagery inspired by David Spangler

Related programs:

Expand on the Beacon of Love and Peace Guided Imagery you just experienced with Healing Our Planet: Global Peace Meditations.

Journey deeper and explore Dr. Miller’s global healing mediation, ‘Healing Our Planet‘. Discover how you can make a difference through passion, compassion and love. In your heart is the future of our planet; learn how to empower your mental imagery to serve your most deeply held values. Experience the wisdom of the ages wedded to cutting-edge mind-body and peak performance technology.

Relax and enjoy the uniquely beautiful voice of Dr. Miller. One of the fathers of Holistic Healing, Dr. Miller introduced the world to the power of creative visualization, and the use of meditation cassettes and CD’s. The future is not somewhere we’re going, it’s a place we’re creating, in each moment, with each thought, with each image. Here’s how to intentionally choose to transform the world the way you want.

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A Warm Winters Guided Imagery Meditation on Gratitude

Meditations and Guided Imagery – Self Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, & Meditation


12/15/10 • 11 min

Guided Imagery offers us an opportunity to calm our minds and feel deep appreciation for the beautiful things in our lives. For many of us, the world moves along so quickly, and the endless stream of appointments, phone calls, emails, and other Things That Need To Be Done Next continually distracts us from the all important step of positive feedback. The nature of our world is such that many decisions need to be made by the unconscious levels of the mind.

Unless we create a clear, compelling image of the way we want to be and the life we want to create, that part of us may head in the wrong direction. And with so many negative messages (eg, economic woes, climate change, illness, pollution, politics), it is easy to lose our way and succumb to the toxicity of stress and depression.

Actually, there are many more positives within than negatives, and here is a way to make these known to your faithful unconscious mind – to really assume leadership in your life – by touching the positive experiences of the recent past and connecting them to the deepest level of your being. In this way you are setting your compass – and empowering the behaviors and experiences you want more of in your life.

So find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed for ten minutes and recharge!

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Free Anti-Cancer Guided Imagery Experience, Empowering Your Immune System – From Dr. Miller

Meditations and Guided Imagery – Self Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, & Meditation


11/02/10 • 15 min

In honor of everyone who is confronting cancer in their lives, I have prepared this special free deep relaxation and guided imagery experience.

I had the honor of co-founding the second cancer self-help center in the world, and the first that began to train interns. It’s hard to believe these days, where EVERY self respecting hospital, medical center, and clinic has patient self-help groups, that in 1977 there were NONE.

In those days patients could not utter the word “cancer” without trembling in fear, and physicians and families would often hide from people the fact that they had cancer.

We discovered that patients who visualized their white cells as aggressive, even vicious, attacking agents, and the cancer cells as being weak and confused had much more favorable outcomes.

The imagery here is based on that which we used at the center, where i remained as medical director for 20 years.

Dr. Miller’s Cancer Support Products and Free Resources:

• This Anti-Cancer imagery is a great addition to my other CDs of imagery for cancer patients. I have recently published 2 new CDs for those in chemo or radiation therapy.

• Feel free to forward to anyone with any kind of cancer, with my best wishes for complete healing.

• Learn more about How Guided Imagery and Meditation Can Assist in Cancer Treatment

• About Dr. Miller’s Cancer Support Guided Imagery and Meditation CDs, MP3 Downloads, DVDs and Books.

• Listen to Elizabeth L. Richeson, Ph.D., M.S. PhysPharm speaking about her own use of Dr. Miller’s Guided Imagery recordings in her profession and in her personal battle with Cancer.

Listen to Dr. Dr. Richeson: Ask Questions and Join the Conversation:

  • Let me know what you think of this guided imagery experience.
  • What other Guided Imagery Experience do YOU want to hear?
  • What would be most beneficial?
  • How are YOU using guided imagery in your healing?

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Coronavirus: How to Dispel Fear and Resist Viral Infection (Free Heart-to-Heart Talk, Guided Imagery, & More)

Meditations and Guided Imagery – Self Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, & Meditation


03/17/20 • 18 min

This is a very troubling time for each of us as individuals, for our families, our nation and our world as a whole. Remember, you are not in this alone, we are in it together.

At times like this it is also well to remember Weiji, the Chinese word and character for “crisis,” which is said to be made up of two separate characters, Wei 危, meaning Danger, and Ji 机 meaning opportunity. Success comes when we see the danger, confront it, and find the opportunity that is always hidden within the crisis.

For me, it is an opportunity to share with you some of the very powerful tools I have developed over the last 50 years of working on a very intimate level with people confronting all sorts of major life problems: from catastrophic loss to serious infection, from childhood trauma to metastatic cancer, and everything in between.

As the world shuts down to stop the spread of this infectious disease and people are more isolated, you have the opportunity to learn some very important skills; learn to dispel fear, build resilience, and strengthen your body’s ability to heal and fight off infection from the comfort (and privacy) of your own home.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

In early March, as we were beginning to see the pandemic emerging , our community got together for our first Virtual Town Hall Meeting. Our purpose was twofold:

  1. To inform the community at-large about what is likely to happen in the near future coming down the pike and
  2. To offer some guidance about why we should begin to isolate ourselves to enhance our ability to protect ourselves and others from the virus.

My presentation was rerecorded and I want to offer it to you now. You can listen to the podcast (top of this page), or watch the video below (re-recorded and re-titled Calm COVID Fear, Anxiety, Stress: Strengthen Immune System)

If you’d like to watch the original virtual town hall meeting you may do so here.

View All Of Dr. Miller’s Outsmarting COVID Free Resources

Dr. Miller will be updating as he publishes new content and finds positive information that he feels is most important and useful during this Pandemic. This includes the new 3-Part Antivirus Guided Imagery/Meditation.

Those imageries and resources will support us all to stay healthy and keep our communities and nation healthy as well. The most important time to relax is when you feel like you don’t have the time. But, you do.

Receive all Dr. Miller’s free offerings when you register for Healing Times eNewsletter.

Meet Emmett Miller MD

Widely acclaimed for his role in creating the field of Mind-Body Medicine, Dr. Emmett Miller continues to apply his innovative thinking in the development of new approaches and techniques of Integrative Medicine, psychotherapy, wellness, stress management, psychoneuroimmunology, meditation, guided imagery and self-hypnosis for optimal health and performance.

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