Visualization Training for Self-Hypnosis

visualization trainingWhy in the world would anyone need to use visualization training? Because most people really aren’t good visualizers. But visualizing is especially important if you want to work with self-hypnosis. Here’s why.

The Importance of Visualization for Self-Hypnosis

Visualization is a key component in all types of hypnosis. Its twice as important for someone using self-hypnosis. Unlike when you are being guided by a hypnotist, when you are giving yourself the suggestions, they can be hard to believe.  To get around this you need to have other ways to influence your subconscious mind.  This is where visualization comes in.

If you’re good at visualization, you can fool your brain into responding just like what you are imagining were real. For example, if you’re good at visualizing, if you visualize yourself as successful, then your brain will believe you are successful.

But what if you aren’t very good at visualizing things? What if your mind’s eye can’t conjure real-feeling imagery? That’s where visualization training comes in.

Here are some tips:

Start Small

Don’t start out trying to visualize an entirely new entire scene. Instead, imagine smaller items that are with you in the real world. If you’re sitting at a desk right now, imagine a mouse standing next to your keyboard waving at you. ‘Rendering’ something small and simple like this is a great exercise because it’s much easier.

Using the example above, pay attention to the way the mouse moves. How does it cast its shadow? What does it look like from different angles? As you practice more you’ll be able to start to build up to bigger things.

Visualizing Places

When using visualization for places, try drawing on your memories. Your memories will populate your visualizations anyway, with or without your say-so.  Focus on sensations other than your sight. Think about how you’re feeling. What’s the temperature? How does the sun feel on your face or back? What sounds does the wind make as it moves through the trees? This type of visualization training will make your environment far more real and lifelike.

Visualization Streaming

Another type of visualization training you can use to improve your imagination is ‘visualization streaming’. Here you visualize items or places while you describe them out loud. This could mean saying ‘the sky is blue. It could be, ‘the tall grass is swaying slightly in the wind’. All this will help you to cement these aspects of your visualization as ‘real’.


Visualization training is one of the most important aspects of self-hypnosis. That’s because, like most skills, the most important thing you can do to get better at visualization is practice. While you might not be able to convince you that your visualizations are real just yet, with time they will become more tangible. Then they will be far more effective in helping you to create your reality.

A new reality will come with a new perspective. Your new perspective will change your life.

Discover How to Use Visualization to Maximize Your Life!

If you want to enjoy the kind of success, money and lifestyle of the world’s most successful people then you need to learn how they use visualization so you can take charge of your subconscious mind the same way they do. This will enable you to maximize your success.

This book will teach you how you can use the power of visualization, all in the privacy of your own home, to strengthen your mind, body and emotions and live the life of your dreams.

About the Author

Wil DieckWil Dieck is an author, speaker, college professor and researcher. He is also a master hypnotherapist, NLP Trainer and master martial arts instructor. For the past forty years, he has taught people, from a variety of backgrounds, how to use simple mind hacking techniques to create habits of success.

He is also a professor of psychology and business at San Diego University for Integrated Studies.

Wil runs a leadership and peak performance coaching practice in San Diego, California. He helps his clients create the belief systems of successful people and leaders, allowing them to make the most of their personal and professional lives.

He is the founder of Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© and has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use NEC© techniques to strengthen their mind’s abilities to focus on getting the most they can out of life.