Have you ever heard noises in the middle of the night and imagined it was a fill in the blank ? Your heart pounds, you begin to sweat, your body gets ready to flee or fight.
Simply by visualizing something in your mind’s eye and believing it to be true, your whole body was set into motion.
The ideas and beliefs we feed into our minds, whether real or imagined, determine how we behave, and how our body (unconsciously) behaves.
Limiting beliefs and fears often get in your way of success and a better life. A person is what he or she believes they are. If you believe you can do something, you can. If you don’t think you can, you very likely won’t be able to even if you tried.
With creative visualization, you give your mind a boost through your imagination.
At the University of Chicago a mental programming experiment was done with three groups of students. The first group practiced shooting basketballs for one hour every day for a month. The second group simply imagined shooting basketballs for one hour every day and the third group acted as a control and neither played or imagined playing the game. At the end of month all three groups we tested. The control group showed no improvement. However, the players who practiced daily increased their performance by 24% while those who merely imagined shooting basketballs increased their performance by 23%.
Elite performers and athletes know this mental trick, or mental key, they often practice mentally, not only physically. This key unlocks their reality to super-human performance and results.
Creative Visualization at work! It works on so many levels, emotional, motivational, and even on the neural-pathways level.
When you look at setting new goals or changing old habits, avoid focusing on the negative aspects of change. Ex. I can’t eat this, I can’t do this, I’ll likely fail anyway, money doesn’t grow on trees, what will I do without a cigarette, etc.
With creative visualization, a client creates her own personal picture of success, with all it’s benefits and sees it as already accomplished. The belief in their ability to achieve the goal is reinforced. Clarity is revealed on many levels. Fears are dissipated. Brain training begins. Intentions are set and expressed to the universe (inside of you and outside). Solutions and answers make themselves visible… and this client sets themselves up for a self fulfilling prophecy.