Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Endorphin Visualization

Robert Holden is a psychologist, author and broadcaster with expertise in the field of positive psychology and well-being. He holds a Ph.D. in the Psychology of Happiness. He is a personal and professional coach and coaches in business, healthcare, education and sport.

Endorphins are endogenous opioid compounds and have the ability to produce a sense of well-being. Holden suggests the following visualization for a wave of good feel in the body and mind.

Imagine that your body is filled with golden light (It can actually be whatever colour you like – any colour that brings a smile to your face when you think about it.).

Now imagine that light flowing throughout your body like a warm liquid, nourishing every cell and organ along the way.

If you look closely, you can see tiny little ‘en-dolphins’ swimming in the light. Each ‘en-dolphin’ is a carrier of joy.

Imagine yourself diving into the light and swimming with the en-dolphins. You can continue doing this for as long as it feels good.


Mridula said...

Hmm not my routine stuff but I think yoga also suggests some of these visualizations.

VS said...

Yes, but I found the 'en-dolphin' aspect novel and refreshing.

VSB said...

In yoga they use the same technique to open the 'third eye' from within which a blinding light issues forth and envelops the entire universe in dazzling light. At the end of the session we are supposed to close the third eye. The entrire process by which the a tiny flame rises from the navel to the forehead is fascinating and leaves one feeling powerful, healthy and calm. The mind is a powerful tool and what it imagines intensely, repeatedly, it is able to manifest in reality.
Mr Holden's technique is a refreshing, friendly and unique way of presenting the above concept.

VS said...

His technique has more to do with feel good.