“I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.”

— Jim Carrey: Canadian American actor, comedian,
impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer

Article Overview:

Visualization is a very effective tool, that you can use to assist your body heal. The other terms used for visualization are “creative visualization” and “guided imagery”. Using visualization is a lot easy than you might think. When we are young we use our imaginations every day, but as we grow, we usually lose this ability gradually. You use your imagination whenever you get lost in thoughts or you day dream.

By learning to control your imagination and by growing it, you will feel a lot calmer and relaxed and you can imagine your way to better health. Even studies show that thoughts affect your physical and mental health. Today, guided imagery is a growing trend and is used in almost 3000 hospitals nationwide. It can help one alleviate pain, feel better and assists in coping with the side effects of medication. Also, it assists in overcoming debilitating diseases.


Visualizations For Self-Healing:

One can use several techniques to heal the body and mind. One way is by imagining your body self-healing:

  • You can start with an easy progressive relaxation method, in which you tighten and release each muscle of the body beginning from the feet and then going upwards.
  • Once you achieve this relaxed state, imagine your disease or pain as dark spots in your body and see them getting washed away by a calming, peaceful light.
  • Imagine a soft green or blue light approaching your body, touching and swirling the dark problem areas, taking away toxins, harmful cells and waste from your body.

Deep-Breathing Visualization:

  • The breath can be very therapeutic.
  • Just take 2-3 very deep breaths.
  • Visualize the breath moving through your body, collecting the unhealthy cells.
  • As you breathe in, imagine your breath is cleaning your body.
  • As you breathe out, imagine the breath taking away diseases and toxins.
  • Keep practicing the same, until you feel breathing has cleaned your body.

Beach Visualization:  

  • Choose a very peaceful and relaxing place in your home or locality to allow your body to release tension and strain and loosen up.
  • Imagine yourself on a wonderful beach, walking along the white and warm sand.
  • Feel the warm and sea air touching you.
  • Visualize the light of the sun healing your body.
  • Imagine the rays of the sun moving through your body, taking away all the diseases or illness.

Getting Rid Of Pain Visualization:

  • Choose a relaxing and peaceful place to use your imagination to take dial down your pain.
  • Visualize yourself dialing down your pain. If your pain is a 10, see yourself lessening your pain to a more bearable number, like a 2 or 3.
  • You can also visualize your pain being locked away in a metal box.
  • Imagine yourself collecting up your pain and locking it and throwing it away.
  • You can also imagine your pain going up in a hot air balloon.

Getting Rid Of Cancer Visualization:

  • Visualize your cancer as an army of invaders inside the body.
  • Imagine yourself sending an army of soldiers in your body like a strong attacker.
  • You could imagine the army attacker overcoming your cancer and restoring you to perfect health.

Article Summary:

Your mind is a very powerful tool, and you use it to assist your body heal. Just close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and use your visualization however you like. You can overcome almost anything you want, there is no limit.