June 27


Unlocking the Power of the Mind – Visualization

By Peter Julian

neural networks, neuroplasticity, visualization

No doubt you have heard that most people don’t come close to unlocking the power of the mind. They don’t realize there are simple techniques to help them achieve more in both their personal and professional lives, it is just a matter of learning to practice them regularly.

Thefreedictionary.com defines visualization as:

1. the act or an instance of visualizing
2. (Psychology) a technique involving focusing on positive mental images in order to achieve a particular goal

Unlocking the Power of the Mind – Visualization

Piano in entrance hall of the white house, photo from wikipedia

Leadership tycoon Warren Bennis once said, “We seem to collect information because we have the ability to do so, but we are so busy collecting it that we haven’t devised a means of using it. The true measure of any society is not what it knows but what it does with what it knows.”

There is a wealth of information at our disposal today on the latest discoveries in brain science. While we enjoy reading about these findings and expanding our intellect, how many of us actually apply these concepts?

We can either drown in this information or turn it into a lifesaver by extracting its practical knowledge. This article offers several important tips based on discoveries in brain research that can help us improve our personal and professional lives, as well as help others in our sphere of influence.

Use visualization to learn a new skill

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to continuously create new neural pathways. When we repeat a skill that we are trying to master, we strengthen the neural networks that represent that action. The same happens physically in the brain whether we perform the action, or simply visualize it—Your brain cannot tell the difference between an action you performed and an action you visualized.

Read the rest of this story at http://www.openforum.com/articles/the-power-of-the-mind-how-to-train-yourself-to-be-more-successful

Take the lead from Albert Einstein, who practiced visualization regularly!

Visualization is just one of many techniques that can be used in unlocking the power of the mind, but it is a good place to start. It is easy and fun to make positive pictures in your mind. You can enhance the effects of visualization by paying attention to the language that you use to yourself around the pictures that you make too – more on this in upcoming posts.

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About the author

Peter Julian is the Publisher at BrainSpeak.com

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