Loyola University Health System physicians found that cognitive therapy using meditative techniques can help control an overactive bladder. Urge incontinences such as an overactive bladder can be reduced or controlled with certain management strategies including cognitive therapy and meditative techniques. Cognitive therapy uses relaxation and visualization exercises such as deep breathing and guided imagery to help patients regain control over their bodies. One woman who suffered from an overactive bladder received cognitive therapy treatment and saw a significant improvement in her bladder health. Having experienced frequent urination and leakage prior to treatment, she reported little to no leakage afterwards. By practicing cognitive therapy using meditative techniques, patients can learn to suppress their urges and better control their bodies.