Another form of mediation is growing popularity among troubled sleepers nowadays. This is guided imagery mediation. Guided imagery is visual approach to meditation using hypnosis and relaxation. This procedure will require you to follow a step-by-step guided meditation to visualize and achieve a state of relaxation in the mind.
But there are certain requirements you would have to come by first before you can successfully begin the guided imagery treatment. First is to find a room where you are utterly comfortable and convenient at to begin with the process. It should follow that this room should be highly distraction-proof; free from any external or internal noise. Second is to achieve a relax state to serve as a momentum to start off.
1. Find your relaxation point
To successfully start with the process you would have to first find your relaxation point. Your relaxation point is simply a state where you are most comfortable at. You begin to visualize this in your head and set it as a goal or a place to go to. Thinking of a peaceful and harmonious place could help you with this step.
Relaxing your physical self is important to ensure not only the optimum results of the meditation but most crucially to enable through the process in every step of the way. If you can’t find yourself to relax, it would prove to be a difficult predicament for you to overcome in order to proceed to the next steps. Physical relaxation can be achieved by easing the tension of your muscles. This can be done by positioning yourself in a way you are most comfortable at.
3. Peace of Mind
In order to achieve a genuine calmness of the mind, you have to get rid of any random flow of thoughts in your head. These random thoughts often confuse the mind and diverting your attention into something else apart from the procedure. It is imperative to keep the mind focused into one thing and not on the much random stuff. One helpful tip to successfully achieve a calmness of the mind is to constantly retain only a single thought in the head and hold on to it. Keep coming back at that thought every time your thoughts drift.
4. Breath Properly
Breathing is an important key not only to successful mediation but ultimately to achieving relaxation. Proper breathing would entail you to take long and deep breaths for good blood circulation and thus a more relaxed and sound physical wellbeing. This highly contributes in you achieving a relaxed state.
Along the process you will subtly feel the relaxation seeping and sinking in. Go deeper into that feeling and keep reaching until you reach that point.
6. Create Images
When you have come this far already within the process, it’s about time that we get to the very essence of the guided imagery treatment. This is to create an image that serves as in epitome to all the relaxation and calmness you are feeling right now. This shape can be of any form or shape. This completely depends on how you interpret things to be.