The 3 Principals behind the Success of any Visualisation
To start with, let me give you a few example that demonstrate the power of visualisations and how visualisations they can be successfully applied:
During my NLP training (neuro-linguistic programming), we were told of a study, where a football team was divided for one week of training. One half trained on the field, the other half spend the same amount of time in a room, visualising the training and visualising kicking goals. They never had to overcome their physical limitations and because of that, strengthened their belief in their own ability to win.
At the end of the week, the teams came back together to play a game. Can you imagine who won? Yes, it was the team that visualised their training instead of physically going through it.
Football player Wayne Rooney reveals visualisations form important part of his preparation. Since being a very young player he lies in bed the night before the game and visualises game patterns and sees himself scoring goals and doing well to enhance his performance. “You’re trying to put yourself in that moment and trying to prepare yourself, to have a ‘memory’ before the game. I don’t know if you’d call it visualising or dreaming, but I’ve always done it, my whole life.” http://www.theguardian.com/football/2012/may/17/wayne-rooney-visualisation-preparation
So how to do visualisations successfully?
1. Get into an alpha brain-wave state
2. Create a story that is interesting and powerful to your mind
3. Feel the feelings
1. GET YOUR BRAIN INTO AN ALPHA STATE
What is an Alpha State?
Our everyday brain waves are beta-waves associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning. Bur also the inner critic, stress and fear.
In the Alpha state, brain waves slow down from 14+Hz to 7.5-14Hz. It creates the optimal conditions to program your mind for success. It also heightens your ability to learn and concentrate and is the opening to your subconscious mind. All the work done during consultations when you are in a relaxed state, is done in the Alpha State. Read the rest of this entry