What is visualisation?
Visualising what you want to achieve is one of the most powerful things you can do, to help you make it happen, in a realistic and congruent way.
So, what is Visualisation? Visualisation is also known as Mental Imagery, or Visual Mental Rehearsal (VMR), and is a technique that has been proven to be extraordinarily successful in producing a specific outcome.
The field of mental Imagery research has grown significantly in the last few decades. Numerous studies and research now shows that the brain does not know the difference between imagining something, or actually doing it.
There is also empirical evidence that shows how our minds play an important role in the creation of our experiences. Therefore, it is totally feasible to be able to ‘programme’ our mind and body to act in a certain way, to gain the positive outcomes that we want or desire, purely through the power of visualisation.
So, how do visualisation work? We all visualise on a daily basis. Imagine what you are going to have for your dinner tonight and see it there in your minds eye. Imagine the taste, texture, and smell of your dinner. Can you feel yourself salivating over how good it is going to be like? That is the power of visualisation!
The work you do with me is very similar. Instead of focusing on your dinner, you will be conjuring up the positive outcome that you want or desire to happen, and keep on playing the scenario over and over in your mind of how you are going to achieve it, until the mind believes that the successful result has already been achieved, and thus acts accordingly.
There is an expression I frequently use – “What the mind can perceive, the mind can achieve”, which sums up visualisation perfectly!
It has been well documented that many top sports people and athletes have used mental imagery and visualisation to increase their success.
Visualisation and mental imagery has been especially useful when used for healing physical and emotional pain.