Immerse yourself in the imagined world with self-hypnosis
One of the main issues when it comes to visualizing is that we often let our thoughts get in the way. Visualizing is a process that requires you to use your mind in a different way. It is a combination of memory recall and imagination.
There is no instruction manual on how to activate your visualization circuits. It’s kind of like moving a muscle in your body; how would I explain how to do it? It’s something that is both subjective and intuitive. We all learned through a process of trial and error, and visualization is no different.
However, there are things that can be done to help you focus on your imagination. It’s simply a matter of getting into the proper state of mind. Listening to this video and getting into the proper state is an excellent method for enhancing your mental imagery.
To enhance the power of mental imagery you want to be in a focused yet relaxed state. This is were self-hypnosis plays a useful role.
When I first read about self-hypnosis I was somewhat skeptical. From what I had seen before, it seemed kind of gimmicky, like a stage trick. After reading more I was able to see why it would be useful for visualization. I had originally thought that hypnosis was a strongly dissociative state, but that isn’t the case. While you are somewhat dissociated from your conscious thoughts, you are still in direct control of your awareness. In this relaxed focused state it is easier to immerse yourself in the mental imagery that you are creating.
Since you are in such a relaxed state however, it can be challenging to create exactly what you intended to. That’s why it’s helpful to set an intention before you begin the visualization. Write down a short script of what you want to visualize before you begin. This way, once you go through the process and have reached the desired state, you will be ready to create the mental imagery.
When you listen to this guided hypnosis session, there is a set of affirmations towards the end of the recording. After these affirmations you should begin your visualization. Once you have done this exercise a few times with the recording, it will be easier to go through the process on your own. For now, the audio acts as an excellent guide to help improve your creative visualization practice.
I hope you’ll take some time to yourself to really enjoy this process. I’m confident that you can create a truly immersive and life-changing experience if you commit to the practice. Don’t forget to have fun!