Sunday, January 23, 2022
Have you ever tried “negative visualization” to change your perception?
Perception is not “static” is it?
I recently went night swimming with my kids. We jumped into a “mildly” heated pool, but felt the sharpness of the cold. It was cold.
We then jumped into a non heated pool and it was predictably much colder.
But when we jumped back into the heated pool again, it felt hot.
The same for our mood perception isn’t it?
I remember a time after my exams.
A time after something bad has happened to me or my family but has resolved.
A time when I had a very serious health scare.
Remember or imagine a difficult situation in our lives. Then come back to now, and with gratitude, notice that this situation is not here with us anymore.
This is a “brain hack” of negative visualization, that can help some of us change our perception.
I wonder if you have ever tried this strategy for yourself or for your patients.