Visualisation or Imagination?


In my last post, I spoke about the fact that hypnosis and self hypnosis works directly on the sub-conscious.  The sub-conscious holds the program and beliefs that we use to make sense of our world.

It is interesting how just imagining an event or circumstance induces in us the feelings of actually being in that event or circumstance.  And the event may have been many years in the past!  The more vividly that we imagine the more intensely that we fell as if we are there!

Doing research, I found it interesting that some people say that they find it hard to visualise.  The alternative to visualising is imagining!  Some people can see pictures in their minds, while others can’t but can imagine what it feels like or looks like.  This is just as good. 🙂  Imagining can also engage the feelings.  Some people are visual, others are kinaesthetic (feel more).

From my reading and research, it seems that some people get hung up on not being able to visualise.  A conversation that I had with a friend highlighted this.  After talking for a little while I asked if they could picture other events?  The answer was yes.  Typically it was negative events. 😦  So I concluded that we can all visualise, it may be that some have a greater strength than others or  that some are more used to focusing on the negative.

I came across an interesting exercise to improve concentration.  The interesting thing about it was that it got the subject to go into a room, look around for a couple of minutes to memorise it.  Then go back out and sit down, close your eyes and remember everything that you saw.  Try this exercise out and see how you go.

It is interesting.  I have tried this and I can visualise the room no trouble! (well after a little bit of practice 🙂 ). Trying to visualise what I would like in a future me in my hypnosis session is another story.  What I have found helpful is doing some of the exercises that are in the Paul Mckenna book that came with the hypnosis cd.  Clearing the false impressions I had of myself was helpful to develop a sense of what my true self is really like.

 

Until next time 🙂

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About selfhypnosisresource

Hi there. I have an interest in personal change - for the better and have done so for many years. I am working on meditation - that's a work in progress. I have been on a number of Vipassana retreats. I found these of great value. I also have an interest in self-hypnosis and how it can help with self improvement. My blog is on topics associated with personal change, hypnosis, Vipassana and Huna
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