Visualization has been our topic now (as you can see my passion!).
Last week I interviewed my two grandchildren to discuss their perspectives about the power of visualization. View the Videos Here This week you can listen to my friend, Sue Lee, about how she uses visualization. Sue is the CEO of EQ Media, Inc. It’s an EQ Developmental Media company that produces “I Believe in Me!” which is, eLearning EQ E/I (Educational and Informational) Programming for Preschoolers in the form of TV episodes, videos and apps.
However, what if you struggle visualizing?
The harder you try the more stressed you become. Does that happen to you or someone you know?
When you struggle visualizing, you can often feel frustrated, anxious, or resigned. You might make yourself feel like there is something wrong with you. There is NOTHING wrong with you. You just may be more of an auditory or tactile/kinesthetic processor. You sense and utilize your other sensory systems for “visualization”, without really seeing the picture imagery. Those who struggle often comment, “It’s just black when I close my eyes,” or “I can’t sit and do this, I need to move,” or…
So how can you start from a different perspective?
It is often helpful to move, especially walking! Have you ever been stuck in a life situation and you just don’t know what to do next? It’s like you can’t take a step forward?
Take a walk, especially in nature. Just pay attention to what you see, smell, notice…use all of your sensing. Be aware of what might show up! You might be surprised!
Moving forward in life is often a journey of one step at a time. I have personally learned about the importance of this walking journey through a friend and professional colleague, Dr. Audrey Boxwell.
More about Dr. Boxwell: As a psychotherapist and pastoral counselor, Dr. Boxwell has been researching the mind/body connection and their role in healing for the past two decades. She currently practices outside the office, taking patients and clients on walks or hikes to literally help each person move through long-standing psychological, physical and even spiritual issues with greater ease. According to Dr. Boxwell,
“Walking beside patients levels the playing field, eliminating the hierarchy existing in traditional office settings. This, coupled with the forward action of walking and or hiking, serve as a perfect metaphor toward possibilities, rather than getting stuck in the past, focusing on missed opportunities or holding on to long held negative beliefs.”
In her new book, From Sole to Soul, A Daily Prescription for Moving Forward in Your Life, Dr. Boxwell presents daily doses of movement motivations in the form of bite-sized anecdotes, health facts and inspirational morsels to get readers up and out and on their way to creating a new day–one filled with personal goals and action steps to help them “walk their talk!”
Dr. Boxwell is also the developer of PsycheHike®, an integrated physical, emotional and spiritual program that reduces stress and increases overall health by lifting brain fog and bringing clarity to long held dreams and life purpose.
Dr. Boxwell is leading a series of PsycheHikes® each Monday in June to get your week moving in the right direction! Sign up on her website for Motivational Mondays: www.audreyoxwell.com. Thanks Dr. Boxwell for being part of my life and making a difference for so many people!!
My next newsletter at the end of June will officially introduce my new book: Expand Your Vision Beyond Sight: How to Gain Clarity, Courage and Confidence. And guess what the emphasis and passion is in this book…you guessed right! Visualization… in all walks of life. More personal stories. More next week!
With love and gratitude,