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guiding light

Someone who is influential or an inspiration to others. Mother Teresa was certainly a guiding light to many who shared her faith.
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guiding spirit

Someone who is influential or an inspiration to others. Amy's mother was always her guiding spirit during difficult decisions.
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guide someone around something

 and guide someone around
to lead or escort someone on a tour of something or some place. Please let me guide you around the plant, so you can see how we do things here. I would be happy to guide you around.
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guide someone away from someone or something

 and guide someone away
to lead or escort someone away from someone, something, or some place. (Usually said of someone who requires help or guidance.) A police officer guided the children away from the busy street. Please guide away those people before they bump into your grandmother.
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guide someone or something across (something)

to lead or escort someone or something across something. I had to guide him across the desert. The bridge was very narrow and Jill got out to guide the truck across. We had to guide it across.
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guide something away

 (from someone or something)
1. to lead something away from someone or something. I guided the lawn mower away from the children. Please stand there and guide away the cars.
2. to channel or route something away from someone or something. The farmer guided the creek water away from the main channel through a narrow ditch. We had to guide away the sheep from the road.
See also: away, guide

guiding light

A mentor or an exemplary principle. Presumably this expression refers to the light of a lantern or beacon guiding someone through the dark. The earliest transference of this idea was religious, “light” referring to God or the church. Thus the American Transcendentalist Theodore Parker wrote, “We look to Thee; Thy truth is still the Light which guides the nations, groping on their way.” Sometime in the latter part of the nineteenth century the term began to be used for secular mentors of various kinds.
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Guided imagery has been studied extensively as a therapeutic tool in counseling.
They employed three phases of treatment: "(1) cognitive structuring for the decision to re-grieve and for clarification of procedures, (2) guided imagery for reliving, revising, and revisiting scenes of the loss, and (3) future-oriented identity reconstruction" (p.
She integrated guided imagery, cognitive refraining, and behavioral assignments in her treatment of individuals with bulimia nervosa.
Skovholt and Thoen (1987) used guided imagery scripts in parent group counseling.
Those are just a few of the many studies indicating the effectiveness of guided imagery for mental health and other helping professionals trained in its ethical use.
Higher scores across all dependent measures were observed when the students were provided with guided notes.
The use of slides or slides plus guided notes offers an efficient alternative to formal training in notetaking by arranging environmental prompts for appropriate behavior.
Because the use of guided notes in combination with visual aids may significantly increase the number of examples that a student includes in his or her notes, using guided notes could potentially affect the ease with which a student applies concepts learned in class.
It just so happened the when the lectures were selected, the lecture analyzed in the traditional condition occurred first, the slides lecture occurred second, and the guided notes lecture occurred third.
These findings, combined with findings from various other studies that demonstrated improved test and exam scores when guided notes were used (e.g., Hamilton et al., 2000; Lazarus 1991, 1993) suggest it is reasonable to conclude that improvements in the behavior of this study's participants also would have positive effects on their achievement.