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So far you have been strengthening your visual and auditory senses and integrating these with your imagination. Now comes the third element we need to activate for your creative practice – the kinaesthetic. This can be tricky, but by working with the exercise below you will be able to open up this often underused resource we all have. Some people learn best by seeing something done, others by hearing instructions or told how to do it – but kinaesthetic people learn best by doing it. They link the physical sensation of say, riding a bike, with the parts of the brain that process information – thus learning how to cycle. Let me use another example. I worked with an actor a while ago to help him break through a creative block. If you asked him to sit in a room and learn his lines by reciting them out loud or if you asked him to record his lines and listen to them constantly – he would no more have memorised his lines than if he had used his script as a doorstop. However, get him into one rehearsal where he physically performed the scene with the script in hand – by the third run through he would be off book. This is because he needed to do it – he could not learn by watching or hearing – he attached emotional and physical experience to processing information.
Now let’s try to bring into your imagination a sense of feeling and how you feel about what is happening.
- First, take a few moments to find a comfortable position and lets start the process by slowly closing your eyes….
- Let your breath flow naturally for a few moments and consciously allow yourself this time to relax and go on this journey.
- With each breath feel yourself go deeper and deeper into your unconscious mind and see what you want to see.
- Allow your imagination to run completely free and whatever images come to mind – just follow them, as if you were watching a film in the cinema.
- Become fully immersed in what is happening and try to identify the feelings you are having – these could be physical or emotional.
- Now, allow them to slowly get bigger and stronger, but be gentle – simply let the sensations wash over you like a soft wave – but make the wave bigger and more powerful.
- Refrain from making any judgements – everything that you’ve ever wanted is within your reach – just stay with what is happening.
- Allow yourself time to take in everything that you’ve just created.
- Now in a moment and in your own time, you’ll start to come out of this state.
- Start coming back into your present environment, by becoming aware of your immediate surroundings.
- Slowly move your hands and feet, and finally open your eyes and allow yourself to sit where you are for a few moments.
If you want to be guided through the above exercise, then please feel free to click on the link You Creative Rebel building your creative practice – phase three, Kinaesthethic.
Through this meditative state you will be accessing your creative core, but also with time you will be enhancing your ability to respond to difficult and tense situation with calm. Please do go through the above process over the coming weeks. This is your creative environment, so have fun – See what you see and hear what you hear, feel what you feel!
So what next? Let’s work together to identify what really makes you tick and fully activate your creative core. I offer one free hour long consultation in person. We meet and discuss ambitions and identify clear objectives for your creative rebellion. Using this information I tailor a programme of NLP sessions specifically for you to help you achieve your goals. Depending on the extent of the issue, we will confirm the amount of sessions normally 6-10.
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