A Short Creative Visualisation

A visualisation is thinking in pictures instead of words; to see ‘in your mind’s eye’. Combined with relaxation it can help you access parts of the brain you don’t usually use so can be really useful when you are trying to think differently, explore a problem, or simply relax and let the stresses of the day melt away. But remember that you are always in control. If thoughts come into your mind that make you sad or unhappy just let them go and focus on something positive. This is designed to be a good experience for you to help you begin to think differently.

Find a comfortable place to lie or sit down. Make sure you are well supported either in your chair or on the floor. Use a cushion if necessary. Don’t worry about any noises, yours or external ones. The aim is to go into your own space. Move your position if you need to and don’t do anything that doesn’t feel right for you.

Once you have read this a few times try it with your eyes closed. This slows the brain waves and removes all visual distractions. Give your body a silent instruction to RELAX

Notice your breathing. Just being aware of how we are breathing can change it. If you have any breathing problems then just breathe in a way that is comfortable for you. It is important not to feel stressed in any way. Notice the timing and depth of your breathing.

On the next convenient out breathe breath out a bit extra, perhaps 3 counts longer than normal. This will cause you to breathe in more deeply and naturally enhance your breathing. You don’t want to hyperventilate. Breathe normally for a couple of breaths, noticing how you are breathing. RELAX

Relax any tension that has accumulated in your shoulders. Let that feeling of relaxation flow down your arms into your fingertips. Feel it flowing along your trunk and into your legs making you feel relaxed and alert. RELAX

On the next out breath imagine all your old preconceived notions of how things are done flowing out of you, leaving you pure and unlimited in your thoughts. As you breathe out all the old notions are disappearing with your breath, dissolving into the atmosphere. You feel relaxed and open.

As you breathe in imagine that you are now open to all new vibrant, colourful thoughts and imaginings. In your mind’s eye see the breath travelling through your body, taking warmth and colour with it. You are filling up with a beautiful colour and energy that is filling you with inspiration and creativity. With each breathe you take in imagine it adding to your creativity and intuition until you have a beautiful fund of energy to draw on, in your hands, arms, trunk, legs and feet. You are full of a natural and positive radiance. RELAX

Bring your attention back to your breathing again. Notice how you are breathing. On the next appropriate out breath breathe out a little extra, causing your breathing to deepen naturally. Breathe normally for three breaths. (PAUSE)

Notice how relaxed yet full of energy your body feels. If you can, with eyes still closed, gently shrug your shoulders, rotate them and let them relax. Feel your feet on the floor. If you can, wiggle your toes within your shoes, feel the energy moving on up your legs, into your body and down your arms. Wiggle your fingers. You are now feeling alert and full of creative energy. In your own time, open your eyes and fix on something blue within the room. Stand and stretch if you wish and bring yourself fully back into the present.

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Posted on January 25th, 2009 by

3 Responses to “A Short Creative Visualisation”

  1. Kim Holmes says:

    Lovely visualisation – really peaceful and relaxing.

  2. Jane says:

    Kim, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I plan to make a free download available soon so hopefully even more relaxing!
    Jane

  3. Dino says:

    good article I have also used visualization to heal arthritis in my feet and for numerous other things, it works.

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