How do you visualize to create a new future? Through imagination, the great athletes do this to visualize their future and win the gold . So do successful entrepreneurs. You can too! Guided Imagery and visualization are a powerful combination to practice.
Over the past 30 years, numerous studies have found that the power of the mind can influence almost every major system of the body–from breathing and heart rate to digestion and immune response. Guided imagery is a tool for focusing your imagination on behaviors or events you’d like to have occur in your life. These can be for better health, more prosperity, better relationships, or for more peace and calm.
Psychologist and Best-Selling Author Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., believes that visualization is one of the most powerful tools for change. “Many people are propelled by events of the past, but visualization is an act of projecting the present into the future,” says Hendricks. “Visualization changes the dynamics of personal change by pulling the person toward a visualized healthier future.”
“Visualization is the human beings vehicle to the future – good, bad or indifferent. It’s strictly in our control.”Earl Nightingale
Using all of your senses, you picture and feel a detailed movie in your mind of what you would most like to experience in your life. What do you see? What do you feel? What do you hear? What does it smell like? The practice of Guided Imagery is based on the idea that your body and mind are connected. By providing positive pictures, creative imagery and self-suggestion, visualization can change emotions that affect the body. Research shows the brain acts on these suggestions and does not know if the imagery is real or in your mind.
For myself, I have experienced a great reduction in stress and better sleep since I’ve been practicing Guided Imagery. My clients also notice real change. One person who felt anxiety and major agitation at work now sees the world differently, and things that used to bother her, no longer does. And her road rage has vanished, as well.
Author and Chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza has seen the results from participants in his Advanced Guided Meditation Workshops—some even experiencing spontaneous remission from serious conditions. He is now conducting studies with Neuroscientists that show the impact of Advanced Meditation in brain scans and energy changes at his week-long events.
To begin seeing your own positive change, download one of my favorite gratitude meditations below. When you are in gratitude, you eliminate stress and anger in that moment. Or, book an Inner Power Breakthrough Session to learn how you can use the power of visualization in your own life.
Wishing you peace!
Vicki Atlas Israel is an Author, Speaker, Training Consultant, and Meditation Mindset Coach. #1 NYTimes Bestselling Author Jack Canfield, co-creator of “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” wrote the Foreword to Vicki’s book, “Inner Power NOW.” Vicki is passionate about helping high-achieving professionals, parents and children to stress less and add more joy. Contact us to book a complimentary Inner Power Breakthrough Session with Vicki.