What is Visualisation Therapy?
Visualization is the act of imagining yourself in a peaceful and safe environment - a place that makes you relaxed and happy - a favourite place or holiday maybe.
By transferring yourself there mentally, you're able to calm your mind and body and sufficiently distract yourself with something that relaxes you.
It’s not always easy to just visualise, it will need practice and preparation.
What’s most important is to go into a room where you won’t have any interruptions for as long as possible – at least twenty minutes is ideal. Perhaps you can even accomplish this at work if you are able to find a quiet room somewhere.
When you visualise, you need to imagine more than just the way a place looks. You also need to imagine your other senses being filled as well. For example, what does the place smell like? What does the place sound like? The more you can fill all of your senses, the more effective your visualisation technique will be.
Once done with your visualisation session, allow a couple of minutes to return to reality where you’ll soon feel more peaceful.