Are you frequently picturing future and past disasters to play on your mental movie screen or are you picturing things that will delight and inspire you? This is a topic that hosts Risa Williams and Erica Curtis explore in this Brain Boost Episode.
Risa Williams talks with co-host, Erica Curtis about how we can use visualization more regularly in our everyday lives and routines. They talk about how visualizing future and past events can impact our nervous systems, how to pick images that are soothing, neutral, and/or enjoyable to experience, and how to use calming colors and sensory cues to bring your stress down.
They discuss studies that show how picturing what we want to feel and do can impact our emotional states and our future choices in a beneficial way, and also, they explore what to do if you're struggling to picture pleasant things in your head (especially around bedtime).
Tune-in for tips on using your imagination in more delightful ways!
Tools discussed: Calming Colors from Erica's book, Art Activities for Kids, The Future Picture, The Instant Replay, and The Inspiration Journal, from Risa's book, The Ultimate Self-Esteem Toolkit.
Other related episodes: The Time Lab - Inspiration Journal (Season 2, Ep. 6) and Self-Esteem Tools (Season 1, Ep. 18).
Hosts: Risa Williams, www.risawilliams.com, @risawilliamstherapy
Erica Curtis, www.therapywitherica, @ericakcurtis
For info on books, workshops, guests, and future episodes, please visit: risawilliams.com.
*All tools discussed on the show are meant for educational purposes only and not as a replacement for therapy or medical advice.