Wellness Body Scan Guided Visualization

Western medicine has conditioned us to believe that our bodies are machines, simply made up of biological parts: cells, tissues and organs. And like a machine, we are programmed to believe that it’s just a matter of time before these parts wear out and our bodies break down, like worn gears in an old clock or a corroded engine in an old car.

In this mechanistic paradigm, Western medicine’s answer is to medicate your body’s symptoms for as long as possible before your organs need to be replaced by transplant or just cut out of your body completely with the hopes of keeping your body living longer. This perspective ignores the tremendous healing capacity with which we were all born into this world.

A vitalistic paradigm recognizes that the power that made the body, heals the body. The Innate Intelligence that created us from two cells at conception did not leave us when we were born as a one trillion celled beautiful, perfect baby. It is with us now, in every moment of every day, coordinating all of our body’s processes: digesting our food, eliminating wastes, laying down new tissues, healing and protecting us.

If you have a particular health concern right now, all the different healing modalities available to you basically fall into one of two basic philosophies:

the Mechanistic approach to curing which resorts to looking at the individual parts and fixing what’s broken


the Vitalistic approach to healing which seeks to restore the flow of the Lifeforce throughout the body and allows healing to occur on its own terms, in its own perfect time, in its own perfect way.

Many healing arts acknowledge the energetic and psychological influences on the biological body and do not limit their investigation on how to aid a person solely examining the bio-mechanics or physiological functions of the area in question.

That is why I created the guided visualization called “The Wellness Body Scan” (you can download it here).

In a 25 minute audio track, I lead you through a process that teaches you to listen to your body in a totally new way. You will create a space to hear messages from your body that you may have never heard before. These insights will allow you to not only accelerate your healing, but also to proactively work on your body and your health so that it never breaks down.

I originally developed the Wellness Body Scan to be used on a weekly or monthly basis to proactively take care of your body. By going through each part of your body in a consciously inquisitive, receptive state on a regular basis, you will dissipate any building distress in your body and prevent symptoms from manifesting.

If you find an area that you want to spend some additional time on beyond the Wellness Body Scan, you can use the other sessions included in the Healing from Within series to go deeper. I’ve also recorded an Immune Booster to help you fight off infection using psychoneuroimmunological techniques. And Release & Let Go is a mind-body process to melt away pain and discomfort in your body.


Healing from Within is a series of guided visualizations created, written and produced by Dr. Jay Warren. The three audio tracks (“Wellness Body Scan”, “Immune Booster” and “Release & Let Go of Pain”) each help you harness the power of mental imagery so that you can stimulate your own natural healing abilities. Whether you are experiencing pain or other symptoms in your body and you want to be able to help yourself feel better, or if you want an effective mind-body tool to proactively take better care of yourself, Healing from Within is for you. Click here to download each of the Healing from Within tracks.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.