VISUALIZATIONS & STRATEGIES
Life can be tough, and sometimes, really tough. It’s all-to-easy to become triggered into a state of anxiety, fear, anger, depression—you name it. Research finds that states of psychological and physical distress narrow a person’s thinking, increase unpleasant emotions, diminish decision-making abilities and creativity, and influence the actions we take. Getting triggered into a cycle like this can, understandably, make one feel stuck. But these states aren’t your true self. Thus, it’s essential to know how to snap yourself out of states that aren’t the real you.
Visualization strategies are practical psychological tools you can quickly self-administer, and these serve as one of the easiest and most effective ways to shift perception, consciousness and even your physiological state. They also help people to achieve goals, create ease, overcome fear, and increase happiness and energy. Ultimately, visualizations can change how you experience your life—including: yourself, other people, situations, events, and the world. If you implement visualization strategies that work for you, then it is possible to experience immediate, long-term and beneficial results.
A little bit of information about emotions and feelings: The word ‘emotion’ derives from the
Latin ‘emotere’—which translates to energy in motion. In and of itself, emotional energy is
neutral. It is only once a person attributes meaning to the energy sensation running through
the body that makes a specific emotion labeled as “positive” (e.g., happiness, inspiration) or
“negative” (e.g., anger, fear).
More than 40 years of research in Sports Psychology, Motivation Psychology and Physics have reliably shown that visualizations can significantly change a person’s conscious awareness, perceptions, experiences and physiological state. Visualizations are widely leveraged by professional athletes and performers to facilitate peak performances, and when comparing the differences between high-performing athletes with equal physical abilities, what’s been found to make one excel more than the other at their physical game comes down to their mental state prior to and during performance.
Where a person places their attention matters. You can choose to capitalize on the design of the human brain—and direct the mind to attend to what you want to create and experience. For example, if you wake up feeling down and then put on a song that you know lifts your mood and gives you energy, then that is one way you can intentionally alter your psychological and physiological states. And, easily, quickly and on your own.
Due to the quickly transformative nature and results that implementing visualization strategies produce, one area I dedicate my professional focus is towards creating and teaching people visualization strategies that will generate more of what a person wants to experience and less of what they don’t. Strategies may draw from scientific areas including: Sports Psychology, Humanistic Psychology, Relationship Science, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Social and Motivation Psychologies, and Physics. In addition to teaching you scientifically-validated strategies, I can design—or we can co-create—visualization strategies tailored to you and your needs. This ensures you will be able to easily integrate and benefit from the strategy. Moreover, it will be one you can use on your own and anytime. When you implement visualization strategies that match you, your perceptions and experience can shift instantaneously. So, direct your mind to attend to what you want to experience.
COMMONLY REQUESTED AREAS FOR VISUALIZATION STRATEGIES
If the list below does not include your specific area of concern or interest, please contact me. I have created an archive of more than 350 scientific strategies and more than 110 visualizations ranging across more than 100 psychological and behavioral topics.
Goals & Goal-setting
Attention & Focus
Work Productivity & Satisfaction
EMOTIONAL & COGNITIVE
Creativity & Inspiration
Envy & Jealousy
Depression, Hopelessness & Pessimism
Perspective & Open-mindedness
Healing the loss of a relationship
Cravings & Temptations
Meaning and Purpose