“Tranquillity – a Wish, a dream. A thought, a hope…Peace is a place of mind unique to each. Journey inside to your own tranquillity.” Part of a poem composed by poetess Helen Milton after experiencing the power Sensualisation.
Sensualisation is a type of mind travel that involves not just your inner eye but your sense of hearing, smelling, taste and touch.
As I guide you to a beautiful and peaceful tropical island, in the video below, imagine yourself seeing the calm blue waters and golden sands, hearing the surf unfolding gently on the foreshore, feeling the warmth of the sand beneath your bare feet, tasting the tang of salt on your lips and the smelling the delicate aroma of wild flowers.
By travelling in your mind to place, situations and activities where you feel anxious you can learn how to cope calmly and confidently. Sensualisation becomes even more effective when combined with the Bo-Tau breathing techniques described in Wellbeing Through Well Breathing click to read.
You can also employ sensualise techniques to enhance performance over a wide range of activities such as while:
- Playing a sport
- Making a presentation at work
- Overcoming a phobia
- Becoming more assertive
- Dealing with criticism