One of the most exciting introductions to our 12 Day Detox Program are 13 Guided Visualization Videos.
Visualization is atool accessing imagination to realize all aspects of an object, action or outcome. This may include recreating a mental sensory experience of sound, sight, , taste, and touch. (Jennifer J. Baumgartner, Psy.D., Psychology Today)
Visualization is mental preparation, practice and imagery of success.
Creating mental pictures of desired outcomes in order to achieve them is an idea that has been around for a long time.
In sports and athletics, the activity of visualizing is largely considered an integral aspect of competitive training.
Developments in brain scanning technology are now revealing interesting information about the effect of visualization on the brain.
A study looking at brain patterns in weightlifters found that the patterns activated when a weightlifter lifted hundreds of pounds were similarly activated when they only imagined lifting. In some cases, research has revealed that mental practices are almost effective as true physical practice, and that doing both is more effective than either alone. For instance, in his study on everyday people, Guang Yue, an exercise psychologist from Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, compared “people who went to the gym with people who carried out virtual workouts in their heads”. He found that a 30% muscle increase in the group who went to the gym. However, the group of participants who conducted mental exercises of the weight training increased muscle strength by almost half as much (13.5%). This average remained for 3 months following the mental training. (Angie Levan, Psychology Today)
If it has this type of success, it is silly not to use it in your coaching. Anything that increases the results by 30% with results as measurable as this is and should be invaluable.
In addition to these incredible tangible benefits of meditation and visualization, the big gain is the sense of well being, and calm that it brings to everyday living. You escape the noise in your mind and move to a different place where you are totally enveloped in the present This brings surprising bonuses of clarity, compassion, bright ideas and a very loving feeling. Discovering the calm that is within you helps to move you away from common feelings like worry and pain. Meditation increases our awareness of all that is good in our lives.
So great a power is the soul upon the body, that whichever way the soul imagines and dreams that it goes thither it leads the body.” -Heinrich Conelius Agrippa von Nettesheim
The initial guided visualization takes your client through the entire cleanse; preparing for, participating in, completing the detox. We are prompted to create a picture in our mind of the events as they occur. The words are empowering, and while they guide, they don’t really conclude.
Other forms of visualization include but are not limited to actual imagery, vision boards and simply closing your eyes and walking through a situation in your mind, unguided.
The daily visualizations in the 12 Day Detox focus on the subject of the day:
- Grocery Shopping
- Goals and Symptoms
- Sunshine, Juicing and Blending
- Activity and Exercise
- Dry Brushing
- Energy and Stimulation
- Sugar Addiction
- Going Forward
The coaching tools we have at our fingertips are truly incredible. I know with all my heart that this 12 Day Detox can change lives, save lives and measurably improve lives. Using the workbooks and the visualization exercises increase the results as well as the participation.
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I can’t wait to hear the stories from your detox clients and groups.
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