Easy Visualization Techniques to Help You Find Your True Purpose in Life

Easy Visualization Techniques to Help You Find Your True Purpose in Life

When it comes to finding your true life’s purpose, the key to achieving what you want may lie in your ability to utilize visualization to achieve it. Knowing how to visualize the outcome that you desire will help you become a stronger, happier, and more effective person and help you find your true life’s purpose.

Here are three easy visualization techniques to help you reach your goals.

  1. Treasure Map Technique – This visualization technique uses both a physical component as well as the obvious mental one. The first thing that you need to do is to think of something that you would like to achieve. Begin by drawing a physical representation of all the factors that are involved. If you want to earn the top score on an exam, draw a picture of yourself, a building to represent the school and a book to represent study. You want to try and make the drawing as detailed as possible. The drawing itself isn’t the critical factor, but rather it is what you are picturing as you draw.
  2. Receptive Visualization – This technique is like watching a movie in your mind, except you get to control the scenes. While this is a more passive approach than the previous one, it can still be just as effective. Lie down, close your eyes, and try to picture the scene you want to visualize vividly. When you get a clear image of the scene in your head, add people and the noises to the movie. Slowly build the image until you have the entire picture of the scene in your head and can feel yourself being involved in the action.
  3. Altered Memory Visualization – This technique focuses on changing memories from your past to have a more favorable outcome. This is especially helpful for resolving memories that involved resentment and anger. Replay the scene in your mind, but replace the angry responses with more controlled and calm ones. After a while, your brain will only remember the scene playing out as you re-created it, and the uncomfortable memories of the event will begin to fade away.

Using any of these visualization techniques will help you achieve your goals and find your true life’s purpose. Along with these techniques, you will need to put in the work to actually reach your goals, but after some time and hard work, you’ll achieve your goals and discover what you’re really meant to do.

How to Achieve Your Goals Through Visualization

How to Achieve Your Goals Using Visualization

When it comes to awakening your true calling, success begins with a goal. Big or small, goals will give you some purpose and keep you headed in the right direction.

Unfortunately, for many of us, we remain stuck at the goal stage. We begin with good intentions, but then we can’t seem to make it happen. Before we can believe in a goal that we’ve set for ourselves, we first need to have an idea of what the goal looks like.

  1. Seeing is Believing – This is where visualization comes in, which is nothing more than a technique for creating a mental image of a future event. When we visualize that which we desire, we start to see the possibility of achieving it. It is through visualization that we can catch a glimpse of what is our ‘preferred future.’ When this happens, we find the motivation and prepare ourselves to pursue our goal.
  2. Why Visualization Works – According to research, visualization works because the neurons in our brains, interpret the imagery as equivalent to real-life action. When we can visualize an act, the brain generates an impulse that tells the neurons to perform the movement. This then creates a new neural pathway that helps prime the body to act in a way that is consistent with what we just imagined. All of this happens without actually performing the activity physically, yet it achieves a similar result.
  3. Putting it All Together Visualization – will keep you tethered to your goals and increase your chances of accomplishing them. It doesn’t matter who you are, the power of visualization is available to everyone. There are two kinds of visualization techniques. While each serves a distinct purpose, they should be used together to have the most significant effect.
    1. The first method is outcome visualization, which involves you envisioning achieving your goals. To do this, you need to create a detailed mental image of the desired outcome.
    2. The second visualization technique is called process visualization. This involves envisioning every action required to achieve the result you want. To do this, you need to focus on completing each of the steps you need to accomplish your goals, but not on the overall purpose itself.

Visualization does not guarantee success, and it doesn’t replace hard work and practice.

However, when combined with diligent effort, it is a powerful way to achieve positive, behavioral change and create the life you desire.

Four Top Mistakes to Avoid When Following Your Passion

Four Top Mistakes to Avoid When Following Your Passion

Life is all about deciding to follow your passion, but sometimes the journey can be overwhelming.

Following your passion means taking responsibility for your path in life. The tendency is to want to ‘get it right’ on the first try and not make any mistakes. Unfortunately, this never happens.

When you try to control a situation, it is usually out of fear, which you may not be aware that you have. Doing things out of fear usually ends in unintended, less than optimal results.

Here are some of the most common mistakes people make when following their passion and how to avoid them.

  1. The Perfection Trap – When you are pursuing your dreams, you want to try to avoid making grandiose plans. You don’t have to find the one perfect passion, but instead, you need just to follow the clues in front of you. Step back and look at what you can do today, and then pick what excites you. When you’ve completed that, look around you and take the next step that interests you.
  2. Forcing Progress – As you start on your journey to following your passion, look at the options that you currently have available, and then notice which one holds the most interest for you, then do that. You don’t want to try to force things, If you feel overwhelmed, take a break. Lie down and relax, and when you start to feel better, ideas will emerge.
  3. Thinking Ahead – Worrying about what will happen in the future doesn’t help. If anything, it will make what you are worrying about occur. Worrying about what’s ahead will stop you in your tracks, and you’ll never end up following your passion. Try to avoid thinking bad thoughts. Ask yourself more productive questions and guide your thoughts to what can go right.
  4. Making Fear Your Enemy – When you follow your heart and go after your dreams, you will have to let go of your fears so you can soar even higher. Don’t let fear scare you, instead take it as a sign that you’re on the right path. If you want to follow your passion you have to feel your fear fully. When following your passion, you have to start looking inside for answers and stop looking for permission.

You have to stop making excuses for why you can’t take action and just take the next step, and the one after that, until you end up where you want to be.

Hypnosis for Entrepreneurs Hypnosis Sessions

Hypnosis is a natural state of conscious awareness and provides the ability to communicate directly to the subconsious mind where all our feelings, memories, fears and anxieties are stored.

Techniques have been developed that allow us to deliver these sessions over the Internet on specific topics to address issues and mental blocks that may be preventing someone from achieving success.

The following sessions are available for registration starting with the introductory session on September 10 , 2018

Relaxation and Block Removal – September 10, 2018

This session is a perfect introduction to the benefits of hypnosis.

The level of relaxation generated while in hypnosis, produces a level of calm and serenity seldom experienced any other way.

You are taken on a journey, through your own body, relaxing each muscle as you focus your attention and allow stress and anxiety to simply leace your body.

When combined with deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation techniques, transported you to a place deep within, a safe, private place, where you find peace, calm, serenity and joy.

To register for this event visit Relaxation and Block Removal Session

Overcoming Fear of Facebook Live – September 17, 2018

Are you nervous or anxious when faced with having to create a Facebook Live or do you look forward to it?

You can change your response negative response easily and permanently through hypnosis.

One of the most effective ways to market your products or services on Social Media is by using streaming video services. Facebook Live, as well as You Tube, Instagram and others all offer ways to stream your video from the desktop to your followers all over the world.

This session will help you overcome any issues related to your self-image or concerns about being criticized by your peers. Start to look forward to doing these sessions and sharing your knowledge and experience with your followers and watch your numbers climb. Engagement will increase, followers will be more ikely to subscribe and more and more people will be attracted to you.

To register for this event visit Overcoming the Fear of Facebook Live

Smoking Cessation Group Hypnosis – October 1, 2018

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking more easily and less traumatically than most other methods.

Research has found that hypnosis is one of the most effective tools to help you quit. The success rate exceeds all other methods by a large margin.

In one recent study, physicians compared hypnosis to nicotine replacement therapy. The group of patients who were treated in the hypnotherapy group had a 50% success rate and were still not smoking at 26 weeks, compared to just 15.78 percent in the nicotine replacement group.

As with any behaviour modification program, you have to WANT to quit smoking to be successful

The following reasons will likely produce unsuccessful results, no matter what method you follow …

  •       You feel like you should quit, but really would rather not
  •       You aren’t ready to quit
  •       You want to quit for someone else

This online event is scheduled for October 1, 2018 – register for Stop Smoking Session

Weight Loss and Better Choices – October 8, 2018

Feeling overweight and having trouble sticking to your diet or exercise routines?

This session will help you to make wise, healthy choices and restore your self confidence to successfully lose weight.

This session will reveal the ways in which you can change your eating habits and food choices to make significant differences in your weight loss outcomes.

This event is scheduled for October 8, 2018 To register visit Weight Loss and Better Choices

Restoring Self Confidence – October 15, 2018

Self confidence is a fragile state that is often destroyed by negative events in our lives. We are conditioned as children to not do things or to stop expressing ourselves freely. These negative messages accumulate in our subconcsious mind and eventually form a pattern of thinking that lasts most of our lives.

It is possible, through hypnosis to replace these negative feelings and to restore self confidence using, cognitive behavioural change techniques.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented technique which uses a practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.

A group session for Restoring Self Confidence is scheduled for October 15, 2018 – register here for Restoring Self Confidence

Have you ever experienced a Panic Attack?

What is a Panic Attack?

A panic attack, is an instantaneous surge of fear and anxiety that overwhelms the mind.

In prehistoric times, a panic attack was a life saving response to the danger from wild animals or events. The life of a human was much more physically challenging and dangerous than it is today. The human species had to develop response mechanisms to survive, as it does not have sharp teeth or claws.

An instant and significant response to danger was essential to survival. There were really only two simple choices. We could either take flight (run away from danger), or hold our stance and fight. This highly efficient survival response to threats was simple and straight forward!

This biological response, called the ‘Fight or Flight Response’ is the cause of what we now refer to as a Panic Attack. There are few instances in everyday life, where we legitimately need to react in this way. The sudden, overwhelming, uncontrolled, response to a non-file threatening stimulus, is termed a Panic Attack.

If panic attacks are experienced frequently, or severe anxiety is common, it may be an indication of a more serious condition called Panic Disorder.

How many people suffer from panic attacks?

  • In the USA 22.7% experience a panic attack, at least once in their lives
  • Women are two times more likely to experience a panic attack
  • In 81% of the cases the symptoms reach a peak, within 10 minutes

What happens during a panic attack?

The body instantly changes its priorities, from our normal “long-term survival” to emergency “short-term” survival mode!

To accomplish this the body responds by releasing a flood of hormones such as adrenaline, blood pressure increases and breathing speeds up to prepare your muscles for flight or fight.

It is possible that the legs start to shake, as they prepare to run from danger; the hands may start to shake as the muscles in the arms prepare to fight; the palms and feet may become sweaty.

The body changes the flow of blood from the stomach to major muscles where it is needed during an emergency. Those who are frequently stressed, often have digestive issues as the blood is being pumped to other areas of the body.

What goes through the mind during a Panic Attack?

  • I might die from a heart attack – unless you have a heart condition, it is not usually a threat to the heart
  • I might die from suffocation – during a panic attack you naturally take in more air
  • I’m having a stroke – strokes have nothing to do with panic attacks
  • I’m scared of fainting – as fainting would be fatal when being chased by a wild animal, it is highly unlikely
  • I’m having a nervous breakdown, or going ‘crazy’ – as ‘fight or flight’ responses are natural, insanity is not a concern.
  • I’m losing control – control has been shifted from your conscious to your unconscious mind, your are on automatic
  • I’m weak and might fall down – you are actually stronger when panicking as your large
    muscles are supplied with plenty of oxygen.
  • I may be embarrassed or humiliated – the worst part of a panic attack only lasts a few minutes, it is a natural event, nothing to be embarrassed about.

What are the Symptoms of a Panic Attack?

  • Light headiness
  • Giddiness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Numbness
  • Chest pains
  • Dry mouth
  • Clammy hands
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue

What can I do to minimize the impact and regain control?

Deep, controlled breathing is the easiest and most effective way to control anxiety and panic. How often have you heard somone say, “Take a Deep Breath”?

It is natures way of resetting everything in your body … supplying the needed oxygen to the lungs, blood and muscles to allow them to react appropriately.

Deep breathing, is not the normally shallow intake of air into your chest. Rather, it is a process of inhaling air, deep into your diaphragm, below your chest. Breathing in deeply and then exhaling longer than we inhale stimulates your nervous system to trigger relaxation and your body will have no choice but to respond postively.

Try it now …

  • Sit down, comfortably and close your eyes
  • Focus your awareness on your breathing
  • Breathe in to the count of seven
  • Breathe out to the count of eleven
  • Wait for a couple of seconds
  • Then repeat

Practicing this breathing exercise regularly, will result in a reduction in anxiety levels.

As you practice more, and become more relaxed, your body will naturally reduce the production of stress hormones.

You will start to have much more control over panic attacks. Understand, the bodies anxiety responses are natural physiological reactions, you are not going insane.

Help is available through personal consultations with a qualified Psychologists or a Professional Hypnotist.

Private Hypnosis sessions are available online, in the comfort of your home, using Zoom or similar streaming services.

You can regain control of how you react to the thoughts which trigger these physical reactions.

 

Allan Curtis, CPH

Hypnosis for Entrepreneurs

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