Do you see pictures in your mind?
As a hypnotist, I often ask people to visualise things in their minds eye, but some people have real problems doing this.
Part of this comes down to how we perceive the world.
There are 3 basic categories
Visual – People who connect with the world via images
Audio – People who connect with the world via sound
Kinaesthetic – People who connect with the world via feelings
Understandably, visual types are often the best at ‘seeing’ things in their mind, but anyone can do it.
The trick is to start small.
If you can describe your front door, then the image is in there somewhere.
What colour is your door? Where is the handle and what is it made of? Is there a letter box? Where is it placed? Which way does it open? What do you see when you open your door?
Another thing you might want to ‘see’ is your morning routine – what do you do? What do you see as you do it? What does your bathroom look like?
If you can answer these questions the images are there – you just need to relax and let yourself access them.
When you have a few minutes to relax, just close your eyes and let an image or a colour appear – you can try to manipulate it or you can just let the images flow and see where they take you. The better you get at this, the more you can notice the random images and see what they tell you about what you are thinking.
It’s a bit like dream interpretation – the meanings can be a bit obscure, but they are there.
Which reminds me – if you dream, (which you do, even if you can’t remember them) then you can create images – because that’s how you dream. You see pictures almost as though you are in your own personal movie.
Have fun exploring your subconscious.