Let’s see some visualization exercises and their importance in our mind expanding quest. In this page, you will find some basic exercises for improving your visualization skill.
You need to have a good visualization skill before practicing Self Hypnosis.
First of all, what is visualization? It is a skill, which means that everyone can learn it and improve it through practice. It is the ability to imagine things.
This skill involves creativity and imagination. Improving visualization will improve these two correlated skills as well. The greater the details of the mental images you create, the greater the skill.
Creative visualization is a critical ability to have to expand your mind. It is the number one ingredient for practicing successfully self hypnosis and the Silva mind control method.
Lacking it, will not let you move towards the change you want to do in yourself. So, as we now understand the power of visualization, let’s see some basic visualization exercises.
Level 1 Visualization Exercise
Before continuing with the technique, I would like to clarify that exercise 1 is addressed to beginners.
I assume that you have slight or no previous experience with visualization exercises, so I am going to be very descriptive.
Some people have by nature greater ability to imagine things than others, as some they are more creative than others. If you find the following exercise too easy for you, then you can start with more advanced exercises.
Find a comfortable place to relax and dedicate to this exercise 20 minutes. Be sure that you will not be interrupted. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths to start relaxing your mind.
Now begin to imagine something familiar to you, like an apple. An apple is a common object to visualize. Focus on the apple; don’t let the distractive thoughts to get in the middle with your exercise.
First, see the apple from all its sides, point to point. When you have a clear image of the apple, then zoom in on it. Observe its skin, is it smooth or rough? Are there any holes? Is it a green apple or a red one? Focus on the details.
This action engages your creativity and trains your visualization skill. Spend some time observing these simple details.
That way you will learn to stay focused on the visualization exercise and not let irrelevant thoughts to distract you.
You will understand that you are ready to move on when you will have no distractions at all. If you realize that you cannot focus on the exercise, don’t get disappointed, it’s just the beginning. Your mind just needs more training.
Let’s move on to the exercise. You can have a clear image of the apple in your mind; you can zoom in and zoom out, and also you don’t get distracted easily.
Now move a step further and smell the apple. Cut it in the middle and observe again the details. What’s its color? Count the stones in its core. Observe the contrast of the black stones with the soft yellow color of the apple’s interior.
As the time passes and you still observe the divided apple see how its color darkens over the time.
Finally, end this exercise by tasting the apple. Eat it all. Feel the taste of it in its full, like you do in the real world. Now, if you do this right, your mouth may be full of saliva. When you eat it, take three deep breaths and count from 1 to 5 and open your eyes.
You completed your first visualization exercise. It is an easy level 1 exercise.e Repeat this training up to a point that distracting thoughts do not interfere with the exercise while you can imagine all these things easily.
Of course, you are free to visualize anything that is familiar to you, not absolutely a fruit. Just pick a familiar object that it is easy to imagine. You can also use different objects every time you try this exercise for better results.
I was too much descriptive with the above visualization exercise for you to understand what you have to do. After some training, you can follow your own designs. You can add details, actions and whatever you can think of to your visualizations.
Well now, did you master the first level exercise? Let’s see a more complex one.
Level 2 Visualization Exercises
Now, pick a person you know very well. You can choose one of your close relatives or your best friend or whomever you like. An absolute requirement is to know this person so well, so you can recognize them easily at a distance.
In this practice, you do the same you did in the first exercise, except the cutting and eating part of course. You try to see with closed eyes this person live in front of you, as you did with the apple.
Focus on the details of their face first and then move to their body. See them from behind, zoom in and zoom out, cycle them 360 degrees. Undoubtedly, compared to the apple this is much more difficult. But it is an excellent exercise.
When you have a clear picture of the person, try to change their clothes. Imagine that they wear your favorite clothes. See if they look good or bad. See if the clothes fit their bodies or not. Then try to change them hair styles.
In this part, you involve creative visualization. At this point, your skill starts to advance and also your creativity does. By completing these series of visualization exercises, you will realize the power of visualization.
The level 2 exercises may require practicing a lot more time than exercise 1. It is reasonable and expected, as the second level is much more difficult than the first.
Also, in L2 exercise, you begin to train in creative visualization. That is your ultimate goal; to use creativity in your visualizations.
Level 3 Visualization Training
As your creativity starts developing, you are ready for more demanding visualization techniques. In L3 training, you will stay longer times into your imagery places you are going to create.
Dedicate more time for level 3 exercises. You are going to imagine whole environments that surround you. At this point, you can create a virtual reality in your mind where you can move and react with the environment.
Begin with imagining a forest. See the details of the trees, any animals, sounds, smells. All your senses work to the fullest like they do in the real world.
Try to create a mental map of your location so to track your movement in the virtual environment and know exactly where you are. This useful tool will expand your consciousness.
As you progress with these series of exercises, you can add more details to your worlds like lakes, waterfalls, hills, rocks, new creatures, new sounds and anything you can imagine. You have infinite choices, and your creativity expands at its maximum.
You will understand that you have mastered level 3 visualization exercises when you will be able to create a whole unbroken experience on your imaginary worlds.
With unbroken, I mean that you will not just see moments of yourself in the virtual worlds but a full-time experience just like a dream.
For level 3 visualization exercises you may use guided visualization. This is a handy tip to help you cope with irrelevant thoughts interference. Let’s see how you can do it.
You need a voice recording machine. You create a story of the place you want to visit and record your voice. You describe the environment you are going to visualize and your actions. Then you hear your recordings as you try the visualization exercise.
This is very helpful especially in the beginning of L3 exercises. It will keep you focused on your purpose, and you will not get distracted by irrelevant thoughts. I recommend you to try guided visualization when you start with level 3 exercises.
So, you passed all three levels? Congratulations!
You cannot imagine how much your mind has expanded (but maybe you do now). Your creativity has been boosted significantly, and you can feel this in your everyday life. You can become now an expert in self hypnosis; your right hemisphere abilities have been enhanced, and you can deliver your positive suggestions efficiently.
Trying these exercises also improved your ability to relax and to alter your brain waves faster.
All these three visualization techniques are a free training program I invented for myself to find the secrets of creative visualization. These visualization exercises have helped me a lot with self hypnosis, and I recommend you to try them if you have trouble with visualization.