Visualisation is a technique that can help you recall experiences from the past and imagine things in the future. Our brain doesn’t distinguish between real and imaginary.
We can play a situation over and over again in our mind and it will become real for our brain. Like this we can make our experiences and future goals better or worse.
The more we repeat the visualisation the clearer it becomes. We do like to be right so whether you think you can or you think you can’t do something you will probably be right.
Visualisation involves creating positive mental images about the future, calling upon our imagination to shape success.
Visualization is commonly used by athletes to help in their performance, so that they can picture success and therefore have the confidence to win, for example visualising the perfect golf swing and trajectory of the ball.
For those who are less able and recovering from inactivity or health challenges, visualisation is invaluable. For example, if you have been ill and find it difficult to even get out of a chair, work on visualising getting up out of the chair several time, in the pause after an out-breath, without moving a muscle, until it feels effortless.
When you come to do it for real you will find it much easier.
As part of Live Well with AiR’s coronavirus support we have produce a series of FREE on-line wellbeing workshops. Click here for Olive Hickmott’s Visualisation video (Week 4 of Live Well with AiR)
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