The Power of Imagination and Visualization

The most important message that any person can receive can be found in only eight words – What Your Mind Can Conceive, You Can Achieve. The acceptance and utilization of these eight words has provided solutions in most of life's experiences (personal development, business, health, education, relationships, athletic abilities, etc.), sometimes even performing seemingly miracles.

Emile Coue de Chataigneraie, a French psychologist and pharmacist, introduced a highly successful method of psychotherapy and self-improvement based on optimistic autosuggestion – "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better". Coue's method relied on the principle that any idea exclusively occupying the mind turns into reality, of course within reason. His ideas and methods were adopted by such well-known individuals as Dr. Norman Vincent Peale; author – The Power of Positive Thinking, Dr. Robert H. Schuller; American televangelist, pastor, author, and W. Clement Stone; businessman, philanthropist and self-help book author.

How This Amazing Power Works

The ability to utilize imagination and visualization is within all of us. Children are the best example we have. Children are motivated to use their minds at play. A child playing with a toy (or in the box in which it was packed!) Uses these two amazing tools to become a real pilot who is actually flying in that toy airplane or the doll that becomes a real baby, being nourished and loved by it's 'mother'. The child does not realize the power being used, imagination – the thoughts about the activities being performed and visualization – picturing the activities in the mind, vividly and realistically.

Many children often loose the motivation to imagine and visualize as they grow into adulthood. However, those that do not, often enter into creative professions such as sculpture, architecture, painting, decorating, advertising, etc. Creative professions require the ability to visualize and imagine using one or more of the 5 senses; sight, taste, smell, touch, hear. Two examples of this could include a composer who hears the music in his / her mind before it is written or played or a chef who can smell and taste a culinary delight just from imagining the ingredients and cooking process.

How to Enhance or Regain the Power

The powers available to us through these eight words are certainly worth the effort required to master them. There are four elements required to bring the power of imagination and visualization to full realization:

Desire – the individual must truly WANT this – no half-heartedness

Belief – the individual must believe, without doubt, that the desired achievement is possible

Expectation – the individual must expect success

Demand – Mind-set is critical. It must be a personal commitment to do all of the above in order to achieve success.

All of the elements described above can be achieved through hypnotherapy or properly trained self-hypnosis. The most important factor for success is of course, the powerful message in the eight words "What My Mind Can Conceive, I Can Achieve!"