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3 Tips To Supercharge Your Visualizations

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Visualizations work to influence change on an unconscious level regardless of the medium such as a vision board or series of images you see in your mind. Our unconscious mind is the part of the brain that is responsible for our decisions and actions (we back these decisions up with logic and reason).

Within the unconscious mind is our filtering system – the Reticular Activating System (RAS) – which determines what opportunities we become aware of consciously and what stays in the recesses of the unconscious mind. Think of the RAS like the world’s most advanced GPS system. Whatever we program into the RAS, the unconscious mind will set out to find the fastest and easiest route for us.

The RAS works based on pictures, not words. So when we communicate, the words we say and statements or phrases that we use are turned into a picture in our minds. Right now, for example, you likely have a picture of a picture in your unconscious mind. It’s these pictures that the RAS then begins taking action towards finding or creating. 

That is why vision boards and visualization are such powerful tools to manifest one’s goals – we are repeatedly putting the exact picture of what we want into the RAS. However, not all visualizations or vision boards are created equal!

Here are the 3 secrets to having a greater influence over your unconscious mind and finding more success with your visualizations:

1. Look Up

During normal waking consciousness, our brain waves are in the beta state. This means that the brain waves are operating between 12.5 and 30 Hz, and the waves come quickly with little space in between them.

During meditation techniques, our brain goes into alpha brain waves, operating between 8-12 Hz. In the alpha brain wave state, the waves are slower with more space in between them and our unconscious minds are also more suggestible.

We can put the brain into an alpha brain wave state simply by looking up at a 70 degree angle. To do this, stand in front of a wall, about arms-length back from the wall. Run your index finger straight up the wall and stop when the tip of the finger is barely touching the wall. This is approximately 70 degrees from eye level. If you use a vision board, put your vision board up at this height.

If you’d prefer to close your eyes and visualize your future, look up towards the third eye region (the spot between your eyebrows) to move yourself into alpha brain wave state. Doing this will cause your unconscious mind to become more suggestible to the images on your vision board or in your visualization so it will seek out to find those things.

“Whatever we think about, and thank about, we bring about.” – Dr. John Demartini

2. Time It Right

Between the unconscious mind and the conscious mind is a gatekeeper of sorts. You see, our unconscious mind is highly suggestible and doesn’t have the capability to be discerning of what information coming in is “good” and which information is “bad”. The conscious mind (the logical brain) then quickly shuts the gatekeeper to stop the unconscious mind from receiving information when it feels we are under attack or that someone is untrustworthy.

For visualizations to work effectively, we need to influence the unconscious mind. There are two times each day when our unconscious mind is most susceptible to suggestion (because the conscious mind is less likely to shut the gatekeeper). These times are the first 20 minutes after we first wake up, and the last 20 minutes before we fall asleep. During these times of day, melatonin levels in the brain are still high.

Melatonin is the hormone responsible for our sleep/wake cycles, and in higher concentrations reduces the effectiveness of the conscious mind to shut the gatekeeper. This leaves the unconscious mind open to our suggestions from the visualization or vision board without critique of what is “possible” or “realistic” from the conscious mind.

3. Get into the emotion

Let’s face it – emotions drive us. Our energetic vibration is determined by the emotions we experience most often. This in turn determines the quality of the things and people we attract into our world.

If we are constantly stressed out, negative, angry, or engaged in drama, our energetic vibration drops and we attract more of those things to us. And vice versa, if we are happy, fulfilled and grateful, our vibration rises and we can accelerate our growth and manifestation abilities.

It’s important then to understand the emotions you’ll experience when you achieve your goals. Then, during your daily visualization, focus on feeling those emotions in your body to raise your energetic vibration.

I also recommend finding other activities that’ll allow you to experience those emotions, and commit to engaging in those activities on a daily or weekly basis. For example, if presenting to a crowd of 10,000 people will cause me to feel excited, inspired and grateful then I need to prioritize and schedule activities such as listening to music that pumps me up, speaking to smaller crowds and travelling on a regular basis to experience more excitement, inspiration and gratitude in my present life.

“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.” – Jack Canfield

Implement these changes into your visualization process and you’ll see results not only in your goal achieving success, but also your mindset, the amount of opportunities you see and how you show up to obtain those opportunities!

Do you use the power of visualization in your life? If so, share your thoughts about it below!

Tiffany Toombs is a mindset coach, trainer, and presenter that specializes in helping people rewire their brains to overcome self-sabotage and limiting beliefs that stop them from finding success. Tiffany runs courses and workshops all over the world to empower people to take control of their lives and their minds so they can achieve their true potential in life. She believes that everyone has a message to share and helps her clients reconnect with themselves to find their passion and purpose. Tiffany has a range of valuable resources for people to understand their minds and how to access the power of their unconscious minds on YouTube or in her eBook “Unlocking The Secrets To The Unconscious Mind.

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Emotional Attachment Trauma

Trauma caused during specific stages of a child’s development, known as attachment trauma, can have lasting effects on a person’s sense of safety, security, predictability, and trust. This type of trauma is often the result of abuse, neglect, or inconsistent care from a primary caregiver.

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However, there are other less recognized but equally detrimental signs of unprocessed developmental trauma.

 

Five possible indications of unresolved attachment trauma are:

 

1.  Unconscious Sabotage

Self-sabotage is a common pattern among individuals with unprocessed attachment trauma. This cycle often begins with hurting others, which is then followed by hurting oneself. It is also common for those with attachment trauma to have heightened emotional sensitivity, which can trigger this cycle.

This pattern can manifest in lashing out, shutting down, or impulsive behavior that leads to feelings of guilt, shame, and self-loathing.

Many people with attachment trauma are not aware of their wounds and operate on survival mode, unconsciously testing or challenging the emotional investment of those around them, and pushing them away out of self-preservation and fear of abandonment.

This can lead to a pattern of making poor choices for themselves based on impulsivity.

 

2. Persistent Pain

 
Chronic pain is a common symptom that can stem from early trauma. Studies have shown a connection between physical conditions such as fibromyalgia, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, insomnia, muscle aches, back pain, chest pain, and chronic fatigue with the aftermath of chronic developmental trauma, particularly physical abuse.
 
Research has found that individuals with insecure attachment styles, such as anxious, avoidant, or disorganized, have a higher incidence of somatic symptoms and a history of physical and emotional abuse in childhood compared to those with a secure attachment style.
 
 

3. Behaviors That Block Out Trauma

 
Trauma blocking practises are used to avoid the pain and memories connected with traumatic events.
 
Emotional numbing, avoidance, and escape via briefly pleasurable activities that distract from terrible memories or suffering are common examples. Unfortunately, this escape habit stops people from successfully processing and recovering from their trauma.
 
Furthermore, when the pain resurfaces, more and more diversions are necessary to continue ignoring it. This can be seen in compulsive behaviours such as drug or alcohol addiction, emotional eating, numbing oneself through relationships, workaholism, excessive or dangerous exercise routines, compulsive internet or technology use, or any other compulsive behaviour used to distract yoursef from intrusive thoughts and emotions.
 
These actions have the potential to prolong a cycle of avoidance and repression, preventing persons from healing and progressing.
 

4. A strong need for control

 
It’s understandable that some people may struggle with control issues in their adult lives, especially if they felt helpless or vulnerable during their childhood.
 
This can happen if someone had an overbearing caregiver who didn’t let them make their own choices, expected too much from them, or didn’t take care of them properly. As adults, they might try to control everything in their life to feel more in control and less anxious or scared. This might be because they didn’t feel like they had control over their life when they were a child.
 
It’s important to remember that everyone’s experiences are different and it’s okay to seek help if you’re struggling with control issues.
 
 

5. Psychological Symptoms That Are Not Explained

 
Individuals with a history of developmental trauma may experience a range of psychological symptoms, including obsessive-compulsive behavior, intense mood swings, irritability, anger, depression, emotional numbing, or severe anxiety.
 
These symptoms can vary in intensity and may occur intermittently throughout the day. People with this type of trauma may attempt to “distract” themselves from these symptoms by denying or rationalizing them, or may resort to substance abuse or behavioral addictions as coping mechanisms. This can be a maladaptive way of trying to numb their symptoms.
 
 

What to do next if you’re suffering from emotional attachment trauma?

 
Everyone’s experience of healing from trauma is unique. It’s important to be aware of whether you have experienced childhood developmental trauma and how it may be affecting your relationships as an adult. Sometimes, the effects of trauma can be overwhelming and we may try to push them away or avoid them.
 
If you notice that you’re engaging in these behaviors, it’s important to seek help from a trauma therapist who can support you on your healing journey. Remember, you’re not alone and it’s never too late to start healing.
 

There are several ways that people can work to overcome emotional attachment trauma:

  1. Therapy: One of the most effective ways to overcome emotional attachment trauma is through therapy. A therapist can help you process your experiences, understand the impact of your trauma on your life, and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms.
  2. Support groups: Joining a support group of people who have had similar experiences can be a great way to find validation, empathy, and a sense of community.
  3. Mindfulness practices: Mindfulness practices such as meditation, pilates, prayer time with God or journaling can help you become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, and develop a sense of spiritual connection and self-regulation.
  4. Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT): This is a type of therapy that is specifically designed to help individuals process and recover from traumatic events.
  5. Building a safety net: Building a support system of people you trust, who are there for you when you need them, can help you feel more secure and safe in your life.

It’s important to remember that healing from emotional attachment trauma is a process and it may take time. It’s also important to find a therapist who is experienced in treating trauma, who you feel comfortable talking with, and who can help you develop a personalized treatment plan.

 
 
If you desire to work with me on healing your wounds and unlocking the aspects of you that were never realized so you can achieve more success in your life then head over to awebliss.com and join my weekly LIVE online mentorship calls.
 
 
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