Dr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight starts her series on the power of visualization. On this first episode, she talks about the basics of visualization—its definition, method and impact—and the importance of neuroplasticity. Take your first steps in learning about this life-changing technique!
- What is visualization?
- The importance of neuroplasticity
- How to start visualizing
◦ Awareness (observation without judgement)
- Impact of visualization on academics, school, stress and life!
Hi everyone, This is Dr. Lynn and welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!
Today will be a very different podcast. Many of you who listen regularly to the podcast hear so many of the speakers discuss how they utilize visualization—starting at a very young age to adults. So today, I thought I would take the opportunity to speak about the Power of Visualization. Today’s podcast is part 1. Over the next several months, there will be additional Visualization topics to include utilization of visualization for academic success, for sports, stress/anxiety, and more.
Just a little bit about my story of how and why I started into visualization. As the founder and Co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, I’ve been a developmental optometrist for more than 45 years. My emphasis has always been in the area of vision therapy.
I’ve had the opportunity to help thousands of people transform their lives through their vision training and visualization. People with learning and reading problems, special needs, double vision, crossed eyes, lazy eyes, ADHD, dyslexia, and/or brain injury have greatly benefited from this vision work, as have athletes, musicians and exceptional performers.
Now, my passion has shifted from treating patients individually with traditional vision problems to empowering people to utilize their inner vision through visualization. The transformation started in 2002, when I had significant health issues and found my health and mental healing through functional medicine physicians and psychologist Dr. Deb Sandella who created the RIM program (Releasing Inner Memories). Dr. Deb’s work was about utilizing visualization which was part of our vision therapy program to a much deeper level. She involved a much more multi-sensory approach, which has influenced my work with myself and others.
My mission is: to inspire and empower millions of people through their vision and visualization skills so that they may see and experience their world through the lens of clarity, courage and confidence
Connect with Dr. Lynn Hellerstein:
“Typically if I were to ask many of you what does visualization mean to you, people talk about imagery, or in the third eye or the mind’s eye and they point to their upper forehead. I believe that is a big part of it. But as you can see, I have also included the feelings and senses in your body. Some people, who are the most creative people I know, are totally convinced they don’t visualize. They don’t see pictures. Some people think they need to see these neon lights and signs and pictures in their mind. And there are some people that happens to. But there are many people that doesn’t happen to and therefore they believe that there’s something’s wrong with them and they don’t visualize. And there’s nothing wrong with them. They often use imagery through different sensing which we will talk about.” – Dr. Lynn Hellerstein
Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!
Dr. Lynn is available for speaking engagements and consulting. For more information, visit www.lynnhellerstein.com.
To learn more about vision therapy or to find a doctor providing vision therapy in your area, visit: COVD.org.
To learn more about vision and the impact in concussion/brain injury, visit: Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.
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