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Creative Visualization For Dummies®

Book Description

The secret to getting exactly what you want from life — from the man who has!

A businessman who has built up, owned and sold software companies, a nightclub, a bed and breakfast (plus a couple of alehouses), author Robin Nixon knows that worldly success has little to do with the world. It begins with one's self—and one's deepest thoughts. When altered, your thoughts have the ability to impact your behavior and immediate universe, and, indeed, your destiny. Known as "Creative Visualization," this powerfully simple tool has adherents as well known as Oprah Winfrey. In Creative Visualization For Dummies, Robin Nixon gives you the practical tools for pinpointing your goals, becoming more assertive and self-confident, and increasing energy levels and creativity—while on a new journey of self-fulfillment.

  • Includes useful visualization techniques and exercises that help you tune into the mind/body connection

  • Offers psychological approaches that allow you to take real steps towards success and happiness

For those interested in finding a new direction or finally creating their own luck, this tell-all guide—from the man who's capitalized on its secrets—will offer an inspiring game plan for a new beginning.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. Part I: Introducing Creative Visualization
    1. Chapter 1: Unlocking the Power of Your Mind: Introducing Creative Visualization
      1. Discovering How Creative Visualization Works
      2. Making Changes in Your Life with Creative Visualization
      3. Exploring the Mind/Body Connection
    2. Chapter 2: Laying the Groundwork for Visualization
      1. Deciding What You Want to Achieve
      2. Believing That You Can Achieve Change
      3. Imagining Yourself Having Achieved
    3. Chapter 3: Reaping the Benefits of Creative Visualization
      1. Discovering the Conscious Benefits
      2. Looking at the Unconscious Benefits
      3. Enjoying the Physical Benefits
  6. Part II: Discovering How to Visualize
    1. Chapter 4: Exploring the Different Types of Visualization
      1. Understanding Unguided Visualization
      2. Getting to Grips with Guided Visualization
      3. Writing Down Your Visualizations
    2. Chapter 5: Preparing Yourself for Change
      1. Wanting to Change
      2. Making Room for Change
      3. Welcoming the Changes
    3. Chapter 6: Choosing the Best Times and Locations for Effective Visualization
      1. Being Able to Concentrate
      2. Understanding the Role of the Unconscious
      3. Enhancing Your Visualizations
  7. Part III: Visualization Exercises for a Happier, Healthier Life
    1. Chapter 7: Being Happier and More Fulfilled
      1. Starting with a Simple Visualization
      2. Staying Calm
      3. Looking on the Bright Side
      4. Being Proud of Your Successes
      5. Focusing on Good Things
      6. Seeing Yourself as a Source of Good
    2. Chapter 8: Overcoming Uncontrolled Anger and Stress
      1. Understanding Why You Have Strong Emotional Responses
      2. Controlling Your Temper
      3. Keeping Yourself Calm
      4. Reducing Stress
    3. Chapter 9: Finding More Motivation and Energy
      1. Incentivising Yourself
      2. Turning Around Apathy and Procrastination
      3. Harnessing the Power Within
      4. Absorbing Power from Outside
    4. Chapter 10: Being Healthy and Banishing Bad Habits
      1. Having a Healthy Body and Mind
      2. Quitting Smoking
      3. Reducing Alcohol Consumption
      4. Eating Less
    5. Chapter 11: Overcoming Fears and Phobias
      1. Using the Anxiety Meter
      2. Preparing to Do Battle with Your Fear
      3. Turning the Issue into a Non-Issue
      4. Overcoming the Problem
      5. Focusing on the Future
      6. Testing Your Cure
    6. Chapter 12: Fostering Strong Relationships
      1. Avoiding and Handling Conflict
      2. Overcoming Shyness
      3. Building Mutual Trust and Respect
      4. Growing Your Friendship
  8. Part IV: Using Creative Visualization to Achieve Success
    1. Chapter 13: Cultivating Confidence: Strengthening Your Self-belief with Creative Visualization
      1. Improving Your Feeling of Self-worth
      2. Speaking the Right Body Language
      3. Overcoming Public Speaking Nerves
      4. Managing Mistakes and Setbacks
    2. Chapter 14: Succeeding in the Workplace: Creative Visualization as a Leg Up in Leadership
      1. Visualizing to Achieve Success as a Leader
      2. Gaining Respect as a Leader
      3. Communicating Your Vision
      4. Visualizing in order to Motivate Your Team
    3. Chapter 15: Attaining Sporting Excellence
      1. Stretching Your Ability
      2. Being a Winner
      3. Enhancing Your Physique
      4. Being a Good Sport
    4. Chapter 16: Achieving Success in Education and the Workplace
      1. Excelling in Education
      2. Passing Exams with Flying Colours
      3. Landing a Superb Job
      4. Getting a Promotion or Rise
    5. Chapter 17: Becoming More Creative
      1. Coming Up with New Ideas
      2. Thinking on Your Feet
      3. Getting Really Creative
      4. Overcoming Creative Blocks
  9. Part V: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 18: Ten Instant Visualizations to Promote Your Wellbeing
      1. Remembering to Laugh and Smile
      2. Increasing Your Love of Life
      3. Dismissing Your Negative Thoughts
      4. Encouraging Positive Thoughts
      5. Being Thankful
      6. Having Purpose in Your Life
      7. Feeling Needed
      8. Being at One with the Universe
      9. Striving to Improve Yourself
      10. Saying ‘Yes, I Can’
    2. Chapter 19: Ten Great Settings for Creative Visualization
      1. Finding Somewhere Quiet and Comfortable
      2. Listening to the Radio or an Audio Player
      3. Doing the Housework
      4. Travelling from A to B
      5. On Holiday or a Day Trip
      6. Participating in Meetings or Talking on the Phone
      7. Attending an Event
      8. Taking a Walk
      9. Lying in Bed
      10. Visualizing Anywhere
    3. Chapter 20: Ten Places to Discover More about Creative Visualization
      1. Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain
      2. The Art of True Healing by Israel Regardie
      3. The Mental Edge by Kenneth Baum
      4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
      5. Creative Visualization Blog
      6. Guided Meditation and Visualization YouTube Video
      7. Making Creative Visualization Part of Your Life YouTube Video
      8. I Create Everything, Visualize Self Healing YouTube Video
      9. Empowering Personal Development Website
      10. Success Consciousness Website
    4. Chapter 21: Ten Goals that Creative Visualization Can Help You Achieve
      1. Alleviating Anxiety
      2. Becoming Healthier
      3. Enhancing Your Creativity
      4. Strengthening Your Self-belief
      5. Building Confidence
      6. Achieving Goals
      7. Providing Focus
      8. Improving Your Body Language
      9. Increasing Your Energy
      10. Finding Fulfilment