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Visualisation

The bridge between imagination and reality

Visualisation is a unique way to bring your dreams to life while fully awake.

You shape one of your great desires, training your brain to start focusing on it. With visualisation, you put yourself (un)consciously into action towards achieving your desired goal.

This journey requires mental imagination and a touch of fantasy as you focus on creating a mental image, picture or different images.

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The concept of Visualisation

Visualisation, popularly referred to as cognitive imagination, represents a mental process in which our brain communicates through images. Image recognition in our brain is remarkably sharp, and remarkably, every idea captures its origin as a mental image. Remarkably, our brain does not distinguish between the sensory input from the external world and the vivid mental images generated internally.

In the quest for personal transformation or achieving goals, visualisation emerges as an invaluable asset. This technique involves shaping a fulfilled reality, creating a vivid and clear visual representation with extreme precision. This mental exercise acts as fuels ambition, strengthens determination and encourages progress. As a hidden force, this practice acts as a powerful catalyst, reinforcing the course of personal metamorphosis.

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A powerful technique that positively changes your life

Visualisation is a powerful technique that has the potential to transform your life in a desired direction. It is based on influencing your subconscious mind and modifying deeply held beliefs.

The key to success with visualisation lies in consistency. Take some time for yourself every day, for example at the beginning of your day, to experience a guided visualisation meditation. This ritual nourishes your mind and creates a powerful mental environment for growth. Ideally 2x 5minutes a day.

Visualisation is the art of turning your inner desires, dreams and thoughts into vivid images. For example, you can form your own image of what you want to achieve. The image formed allows you to act more purposefully and take the steps needed to make that vision a reality. While this may seem challenging, it is important to note that you have already mastered this ability to some extent
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Visualisation techniques

Visualisation techniques harness the power of mental imagination. They enable you to:

Apply the following technique to the examples below:

Ask yourself the following when you start working on your visualisation: Where are you? What are you carrying? Who is with you? What does your environment look like? What colour is that environment? Is there a particular smell that comes up? What feeling does that give you? Where in your body do you feel that? Do you see image from your own eyes or do you see yourself in the image? Observe what is happening.

Self-image Visualisation:

Start your day with a quiet moment to yourself. Close your eyes and vividly imagine how you would be your ideal self. Visualise the self-confidence you have, the determination and the traits you really want to embrace. Regular positive self-image visualisations boost your self-confidence and encourage behavioural change.

Target visualisation:

Dedicate time to relax and focus on your goals. Close your eyes and vividly visualise what the image of yourself looks like, having achieved the goal. See yourself in action, victorious and triumphant. This improves your performance and motivation.

Stress reduction through Nature Visualisation:

In the middle of the day, when stress piles up, for example, allow yourself a moment of peace. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a serene natural environment. Feel the calm and peace it brings.

Future Self Visualisation:

Reserve some time each week to daydream about your future self. Imagine where you want to be and what you want to achieve. This will help you define long-term goals and make decisions that align with your desired future.

Empathy Visualisation:

End your day with a short meditation. Imagine yourself radiating kindness and empathy to others. See yourself in interactions where you show understanding and compassion. This practice can actually enhance your ability to connect with others and show empathy

Visualisation works best when you do it regularly. The key to mastery lies in repetition. Visualisation thrives on regular performance and conscious repetition. With consistency, you will find that it becomes a powerful companion on your journey to personal growth and transformation.

Involve all senses in the process, see, smell, taste, hear and feel where you want to go and how to achieve it.

Guided visualisation

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Learning to visualise

Visualisation is a powerful tool that is easy to integrate into our daily lives. It is accessible to everyone. Having a hard time creating an image? Then find an image related to your goal and use it as a tool to spark your imagination. Think photos, drawings or even a collage of images that you associate with what you want to achieve.

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Enrich your visualisation with sensory passion

When visualising, go beyond just 'seeing' an image and involve smells, tastes, sounds and feelings in detail in your mental imagery. Create a vivid and detailed image of your desired goal, feeling the urgency and desire for this reality.

The more vividly and frequently you visualise this desired situation, the deeper the impact on your thoughts, emotions and actions in daily life. In times of limiting beliefs, resistance or fear, guided visualisation offers a helping hand in consciously overcoming obstacles.

In repeated stressful situations, it pays to visualise and explore the inner images, feelings and thoughts that come to the surface. Through purposeful intention in your visualisation, you have the power to evoke solutions.

Practice makes art, even visualising takes practice. It remains a proven powerful technique for bringing about positive change. At its core is vivid and compelling visualisation of your goals with all your senses, imbuing your body and mind with the idea that your desired reality already exists.

You can do a visualisation while waiting somewhere, standing in the lift or simply relaxing on the sofa. What are you waiting for?

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How to use a guided visualisation?

Find a quiet place:

Find a place where you can be quiet and undisturbed. This could be a corner in your home or a peaceful outdoor spot. Switch your phone to silent mode and create an environment where you feel relaxed.

Choose your guidance:

Look for resources that offer guided visualisations, such as meditation apps, online videos or voice recordings. Choose a guided visualisation that matches your goal, whether it is relaxation, self-confidence, or achieving success.

Choose your stance:

Choose a comfortable position to sit or lie in. This could be a chair with good back support, a soft mat on the floor, or even your bed. Make sure you can move freely and breathe deeply.

Follow the guidance:

Start the guided visualisation and listen carefully to the voice guiding you. Let your imagination run wild as you follow the instructions to create the scenes described. Feel free to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

Engage your senses:

Imagine activating all the senses: images, sounds, smells, tastes and feelings. Visualise these sensory stimuli as clearly and vividly as possible. Let your imagination run wild and enjoy the vivid representation in your mind.

Stay relaxed and open:

If you find your thoughts wandering, don't be discouraged. Calmly bring yourself back to the guided visualisation and continue with the instructions. Remember that it is normal for thoughts to arise. Stay open to the experience and relax as you continue.

End of visualisation:

The guidance guides you through the end of the visualisation. Take a moment to return to the present moment before getting back up or continuing with your day.

Reflect:

After the visualisation, take some time to reflect on your experience. Write down what you felt, saw or experienced during the visualisation. This can help you gain insights and integrate the benefits of the exercise.

Guided visualisation can be a powerful tool for relaxation, focus and personal growth. Experiment with different visualisations and find the one that suits you best and helps you achieve your goals.

How does visualisation work in our brain?

Visualisation is an intriguing process deeply rooted in the workings of our brain. When we imagine ourselves performing a specific action, neural pathways are activated in our brain. This phenomenon is made possible by our brain's ability to empathise with the situation we are mentally evoking.

These neural pathways are like roads created when we use our imagination. For example, when we imagine ourselves throwing a ball, the areas in our brain are activated that would also be used if we were actually throwing a ball. This means that our brain does not distinguish between real actions and mentally reproduced actions during visualisation.

During visualisation, our brain "believes" we are actually performing the action, leading to a stunning range of neurological responses. This includes the release of neurotransmitters and the activation of brain structures responsible for motor control and sensory perception. In other words, visualisation has the ability to create neural activity in our brain in an identical way to real physical actions.

Scientific articles on visualisation

In the world of science, researchers are constantly exploring the depths of our mental universe, with a particular focus on visualisation. Among others, the following scientific articles shed light on intriguing aspects of visualisation and visual imagination:

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