Guided Imagery/Creative Visualisation
Guided imagery is a form of self-hypnosis that has been associated with positive stimulation of the immune system. Positive suggestion is used to release negative self-image, assist in creating and achieving goals, and as a natural way to relieve physical, mental and emotional stress. The method can be used to treat stress-related illnesses such as high blood pressure and insomnia.
This is a terrific way to reduce stress and work through those day-to-day challenges. It's simple, low-tech and effective: all you need is your imagination and a few minutes to yourself.
You can learn the secrets of guided imagery and use them at any time of the day. All you need is five minutes to yourself.
Begin by closing your eyes and taking deep, measured breaths. Imagine that you are in beautiful surroundings - either a place you have visited or a place you conjure up from your imagination. Focus on bringing all the elements of the scene to life: the colours you see, the sounds you hear, the smells you detect, the aromas and taste. How does your body feel with whatever it's doing in your special place? Is it warm or cool? Are you alone or with others? Bring the images into focus and try to “stay in the scene” for at least five minutes.
Practice this exercise for a few minutes every day, or use whenever you're stressed.
For the full benefit…
We cover creative visualisation as part of the Feel Karma stress management workshop
Alternatively how would you like to hypnotise yourself and become aware of how creative and important your subconscious mind is for you? We offer a one day course on self hypnosis that shows you how.
It covers all the background and practical skills you’ll need to make this a part of your day, plus exercises to help with:
This one day course is for anyone interested in finding a practical way to achieve more of what they desire in life and to improve communication skills. Anyone can attend, but it is particularly relevant for professional facilitators such as therapists, consultants, teacher trainers, doctors, sales people, managers, advertisers and company directors. Enquire now to find out how we can introduce these techniques into your workplace for increased productivity and reduced stress.