Self hypnosis CDs often expect for you to be able to visualize various places, events, situations, people, etc.
It’s safe to say that you need to be able to visualize in order to make the most effective use of hypnosis CDs, including those from Mike Mandel.
We REGULARLY get questions on this so I asked Mike to put together a helpful answer. He’s done so. Over to Mike …
Occasionally, I receive emails from people who claim they can’t visualize. There are several reasons that they might believe this, but in reality, everyone with a normally functioning visual cortex (as well as several other key brain regions) is able to visualize.
As strange as it sounds, they just think they can’t visualize. This is typically because some people have the mistaken idea that visualization is the same as actual sight, i.e., incredibly detailed images in full color. This is very seldom the case, although we often see this ability in visual artists and even chess masters who can “see” the entire board with their eyes closed. The rest of us mere humans don’t typically visualize with that degree of acuity, but we can visualize, nonetheless.
For example, how do you recognize a friend or family member in a photograph? You are able to because you have an internal visual map that you compare the picture with. If someone asked you to describe your living room in detail, you’d be able to, because you can “see” it internally.
The best way I’ve found to deal with the issue of visualization is to pretend you can visualize. Then pretend you aren’t pretending…It works really well!
I hope you found this answer useful. As always, if you have any hypnosis questions please feel free to contact us and send them in. We do our best to answer them for you.