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Guided imagery consists of peaceful visualization, whereby you remain in control.

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Visualization consists of peaceful imagery, whereby you remain in control.

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Imagine it...create it! With the help of soothing music and sound, the listener/participant is guided, by the spoken word, into a world of possibilities.

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Guided Imagery allows you to change your entire life to be more Positive and more able to accomplish whatever you choose.

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Guided Imagery, also called Creative Visualization, is a technique of creating any healing scene desired.

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An interactive process where we use imagery as the language of the subconscious to help get a deeper understanding of body/mind/soul issues.

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Using guided imagery to give power to the client to heal themselves with this method of healing.

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Increased insight & change can occur when in state of relaxation; Can increase healthy changes in lifestyle; Visualization can create better outcomes.

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Guided Imagery is a powerful modality to heal body, mind and spirit. It can be a lifestyle shift to create abundance on all levels.

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It is a most important and powerful tool for achieving what we desire, from practicing and perfecting a golf swing, to focusing on increasing healing in our body. Guided Imagery is the process of forming pictures, images (sometimes referred to as the language of the mind) and thoughts in our mind using our five senses to create a “real mental movie”. The mind perceives real and imagined images just the same. Your mental images and pictures create emotions that directly affect physiological respo
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* This article is updated daily from Wikipedia. It may contain minor formatting errors.
For the original content and references, click here. Last update: 8/18/2013.

Creative visualization (sports visualization) refers to the practice of seeking to affect the outer world by changing one's thoughts and expectations.* Creative visualization is the basic technique underlying positive thinking* and is frequently used by athletes to enhance their performance.* The concept originally arose in the US with the nineteenth century New Thought movement. One of the first Americans to practice the technique of creative visualization was Wallace Wattles (1860–1911), who wrote The Science of Getting Rich.* In this book, Wattles advocates creative visualization as the main technique for realizing one's goals; a practice that stems from the Hindu Monistic theory of the Universe that is subscribed to by the book.*

Technique

Creative visualization is the technique of using one's imagination to visualize specific behaviors or events occurring in one's life.* Advocates suggest creating a detailed schema of what one desires and then visualizing it over and over again with all of the senses (i.e., what do you see? what do you feel? what do you hear? what does it smell like?).* For example, in sports a golfer may visualize the perfect stroke over and over again to mentally train muscle memory.*In one of the most well-known studies on creative visualization in sports, Russian scientists compared four groups of Olympic Games|Olympic athletes in terms of their physical and mental training ratios:
  • Group 1 received 100% physical training;
  • Group 2 received 75% physical training with 25% mental training;
  • Group 3 received 50% mental training with 50% physical training;
  • Group 3 had the best performance results, indicating that certain types of mental training, such as consciously invoking specific subjective states, can have significant measurable effects on biological performance. According to Cummins, "The Soviets had discovered that mental images can act as a prelude to muscular impulses* It has since become more widely understood and accepted in neuroscience and sports psychology that subjective training can cause the body to respond more favorably to consciously desired outcomes.

    Visualization practices are a common form of spirtuality|spiritual exercise. In Vajrayana Buddhism, complex visualizations are used to attain Buddhahood, e.g. Generation Stage. Additionally, visualization is used extensively in sports psychology.*

    In popular media

    Some celebrities have endorsed the use of creative visualization and claimed it had a significant role in their success. Such celebrities include Oprah, Tiger Woods,*Arnold Schwarzenegger, Anthony Robbins, Bill Gates, Ronnie Bernard and others. During a 2008 interview with Tavis Smiley, actor Will Smith said he used visualization to overcome challenges and, in fact, visualized his success years before he became successful.* Another example is actor Jim Carrey, who wrote a check to himself in 1987 in the sum of 10 million dollars. He dated it 'Thanksgiving 1995' and added the notation, “for acting services rendered.” He visualized it for years and in 1994 he received $10M for his role in Dumb and Dumber.*
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    For the original content and references, click here. Last update: 8/18/2013.

     
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