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What Is A Visualization?

A visualization within the self-growth arena is imagining something happening.  An event, conversation, or scenario that hasn’t happened yet.  You imagine it playing out exactly as you want it to.  Right then, I’ve answered that question, I’m off!  Only kidding.  There is a little more to this than meets the eye.  I mean, what is a visualization exactly?  It is an image that you imagine in your mind.

To discover more about this topic this post will explore: the purpose of visualization, why you would want to do it and visualization techniques.

Imagining minds get ready to learn more.

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A technique to remember people’s names can be learned by creating a picture in your mind.  The stranger and funnier you make the picture the faster your recall of the person’s name will be. A name like Robert Smith for example.  In the UK that is a common name and could easily be forgotten shortly after the introduction.  Break down the word:

Robert – Bob is short for Robert.

Smith – I would think of Agent Smith from The Matrix.

As you are being introduced to Robert Smith – visualize Agent Smith from the movie bobbing up and down on the head of Mr Robert Smith.

Next time you meet this guy, you will be able to recall his name instantly as you “see” Agent Smith bobbing on his head.  

THE PICTURE in your MIND that you VISUALIZED helped you recall his name.

A picture of something can convey a lot of information and we like looking at pictures.  Pages and pages of content on a blog is not the same without it broken up with images.  

We enjoy looking at pictures.  They are fun, colorful, exciting, informative, funny and interesting.

Visualization is not just for remembering people’s names.  It can be used for learning languages and absorbing information ready for exams or tests.  Using visual stimulation to assist learning is not a new concept and is widely accepted.  

Yet, it is not openly accepted for achieving goals, making things happen and healing.  In my opinion, there are two main reasons for that:

  1. No-one knows all about the mind and how it works – which is why there are so many people that disagree on this subject.  

  1. It is hard to prove if healing and manifesting has worked as a result of using visualization techniques.

This leads me nicely on to why you would want to use visualization to achieve goals.

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Why Would You Want To Do It?

I’m sure that most people would like to know how to make their life more enjoyable and achieve their goals faster.  Visualization techniques can help make that happen.

Visualization can assist with:

  • Achieving your goals and vision

  • Making things happen

  • Calming your mind 

  • Creating the life you really want

  • Healing yourself

  • Changing your limiting beliefs and negative thoughts

If you’re not convinced that it can do these things, I understand.  

But listen, I’m not saying that you can manifest anything you want, or that you can change the world.  

Rather, when you focus on placing positive images into your mind you can promote a change of thinking and behavior.  You can change your beliefs and thoughts to ones that can support what you want to do.  Also, these images will motivate, inspire, and encourage you to achieve what you want.  It will bring the picture you have in your mind into your reality.  Usually, this will happen faster than if you worked on your goals without visualization.  

It’s important say here that just imagining something happening as you want it to is not enough – You still need to do the steps to move you to where you want to be.

Successful people use visualization to get what they want.  Well known people too.  Jim Carey famously shared his visualization technique with Oprah, who then took it on board herself.  One of my favorite actors, Will Smith talks a lot about the power of positive thinking and visualization. Many athletes use it to imagine winning the race or footballers getting the ball in the back of the net.

There is definitely something to this.

How To Visualize In 7 Steps

1. Tap into the Subconscious Mind

The visualization is done in the subconscious mind.  This is our creative arena and where our imagination can run riot.  The ideas created here can help us achieve our goals and desires.  

2. Imagine the event or thing you want to happen RIGHT now

The subconscious mind ONLY understands the NOW, the present time.

3. Create the image with as much detail as possible

This will make it more real.

4. No words required

Images and symbols are the language of the subconscious.

5. Use your emotions

The image becomes more powerful infused with your emotion.

6. Use as many senses as possible

As with the emotions, using as many of your senses as possible will make the image more real and powerful.

7. Visualize daily (or as often as you wish)

The subconscious learns through repetition.

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Visualization For Your Dream Life Or For An Upcoming Event

Use visualization to move forward towards living your best life yet by creating a movie in your mind:

  • Your Life Your Movie – you are the writer, director, producer, and star.  Let’s say you want to be an entrepreneur and have the freedom to earn your own money in your own time.  Then you imagine yourself working for yourself and with all that that would entail.  The country you are in, the place you are in, the people you meet, the service or product you provide.  If you make your own product – see yourself making it successfully.  See your happy customers as they purchase your product and the money flowing into your account.  You are a successful entrepreneur!

Or for something more immediate in your life:

    • The difficult conversation or a public speaking event – this could be anything really, something you may be nervous about but you know you have to do it.  Visualize the event or conversation happening as you want it to.  You are calm, the other person doesn’t get angry or you deliver the speech with confidence.
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What If I Find It Difficult To Visualize?

It can be difficult in the beginning to visualize – don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t happen as quickly as you’d like.  Not being able to visualize is more common than you think.  Most of us have grown-up in cultures and societies that have squashed our ability by telling us to “not day-dream”.  The emphasis in schools is not focused on using our imaginations and creativity.  We are told to “get a proper job”.

Your imagination and visualization skills are still there – they just need some persistent, gentle persuasion.

Here are some tips:

  • The more you practice the easier it will become – you’ve got to get your “visualization mind-muscle” working and it will get stronger.
  • Go onto the internet and pull up pictures and photos of what you want to visualize.
  • Create a hands-on visualization – draw, paint, print our pictures from the internet or cut out photos from magazines and make your picture.  
  • Watch videos of people doing or being what you want to do or be.

By seeing the above images from the internet or from your own visualization picture you can stimulate your mind into visualizing. 

My last tip – use a program designed to help you get to a relaxed  state of mind and learn to visualize. 

4 Programs To Help You Visualize

The Mindvalley platform has numerous quests (programs) for self-growth but The Silva UltraMind System includes how to tap into the subconscious mind and learn techniques for visualization.  Learn how to become unshakeable in life and achieve everything you want both in your career and relationships, and boost your creativity to reach your full potential.

InnerTalk has subliminal and hypnosis audios to change your subconscious beliefs and negative thoughts in over 300 different topics.  There are two programs for visualization: 

MindPlace produces light and sound tools for personal growth.  Their light and sound meditation systems are designed to take your mind to another level – to a deeply tranquil state of mind where you can create a powerful visualization.

BrainTap – Braintapping’s audio sessions guide your mind to the creative state where learning and visualization can occur.  You can reboot your brain with their Guided Visualizations, Tonal Therapy, and Holographic music.

Is It Powerful?

For me, the short answer is yes.  I know this how?  Because I’ve tried it and it’s worked.

That said, I suppose the proof is in the pudding – why not get your spoon out and give it a taste?

The name of The Game is Experience so let us experience Connecting and Sharing. 

Tell me a story or give me a comment related to your visualizing experience.

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