More About Creative Visualization
is Creative Visualization?
Simply put, visualization is the process of forming images in the mind and is the
primary component of the imagination. Visualization is at the core of the
human ability to create, innovate and dream.
of history's inventors and artists attribute their success to an
exceptional ability to visualize. Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Henry Ford
and the great composer, Chopin, all reported using creative visualization
to spark their imaginations. Additionally, Albert Einstein once said that
he came up with the theory of relativity by imagining what would happen if
he could travel through space on the tip of a light beam.
visualization can transport you out of a state of stress or fear, and into
a new space of inner calm, peace and tranquility. Additionally, a natural
by-product of creative visualization occurs when the body releases all
tension, thereby creating the relaxation response - the perfect state for
learning, healing, or focusing on goals.
The Mind Affects the Body
Visualization has long been the primary tool for mind/body healing.
From a scientific perspective, because visualization directly impacts the
body's neurological system, we know it can have a direct influence on us
For example, imagine I have just handed you a large, yellow lemon. You slice the lemon into quarters, squirting wet sticky juice onto your fingers, inhaling the pungent scent of citrus. Now visualize yourself raising a section of lemon to your mouth and biting slowly into the pulp ...
What happened? Did your mouth
begin to pucker? Did it fill with saliva? This is a naturally occurring
neurological response to an imagined thought.
Have you ever watched a horror film and, in the midst of the excitement,
found that your palms were sweating and your heart was pounding? You
knew it was "just a movie," though, right?
If your mind can cause this kind of impression on the body, is there any reason it can't guide your into creating the life you really want? You mind is the most powerful part of your body. Why not use it to the best of its ability?
Use Creative Visualization and Guided Relaxation Together?
all have an inner critic, a part of our mind that, based on past
experience, will reject new unfamiliar information without proper evaluation.
It will shut out the unknown, often out of fear. Studies have shown that relaxation
techniques subdue this critical tendency and make you receptive to new
ideas. Even though it may seem counterintuitive to "let go in order
to gain control," this is exactly what happens during the relaxation
visualization techniques, you will experience positive and
appropriate ways to imagine your personal goals. This will help you remain
optimistic and motivated toward the changes that bring about your success.
Benefit of CV R -- Increased Wellness!
R -- Increased Wellness!
research shows that excessive stress can damage the immune system. Therefore, it's vital to incorporate a program of stress reduction and
relaxation into your everyday routine. By reducing anxiety and stress, and
increasing relaxation, you can boost your immune system and use your unlimited
inner resources to improve your life.
don't think CVR is merely a nice, relaxing daydream. People who regularly
relax with CVR processes enjoy a number of side-benefits. These