Guided imagery is used to help induce relaxation and relieve stress, or can be used to help visualize and reach goals. It may even help with pain management. You listen to the meditation and allow your mind to create the sights, sounds and smells and travel there in your mind. It can offer a mental escape when you are unable to leave the situation or location you are currently in. Using your imagination to create a balance between mind and body and creating a calm and peaceful mental state.