A Guided Visualization is a process of creating a mental image and experiencing the impact of that image viscerally with your physical sensations, your emotions and your thoughts as they emerge from within that created mindset.
To be sure we are clear, our visualizations are NOT about manifesting, wishing, hoping or just fantasizing about a better future.
It is about preparing all parts of ourselves to accept and create the future we build.
Here is a short video where Emily Cook of the United States freestyle ski team visualizes each aerial jump as part of her training.
Professional sports people from motorcycle racers to football players use this technique to perfect their game. We have pioneered a guided visualization program specifically to help traders improve their trading results.
Guided visualizations are not an instantaneous fix to problems that have taken a lifetime to entrench! Instead, they build a new trading mindset incrementally, with results you can actually measure.
INTRODUCTION TO GUIDED VISUALIZATIONS
When we experience pain or trauma, we actually relive the experience, embedding and automating the neural connections even further. This helped us survive a dangerous world, but sabotages our consistent trading. Guided visualizations create a reality for all parts of our brain, including the survival mechanisms which trigger behaviors inconsistent with a successful trading career.
MASTER TRADER'S HOME
Traders become so focused on their trading frustrations, struggles and mistakes that they are not able to easily envision a state of mastery and success. The trader needs to experience success...before the reality of success. We create a visualization of success, allowing our survival brain to fully integrate this state and feel safe with the success, allowing us to solve our trading issues FROM the state of success, rather than from the state of struggle.
SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS
As traders, we want to react quickly to market setups. We have our survival responses that can act ten times faster than our neocortex, our thinking brain. We often trade from impulse under the delusion that our impulses are intuition. This Guided Visualization enables us to be fully present to the market AS IT IS, able to tap into the powerful pattern recognition abilities of our brains without the distortions of our bias and mind traps.
SPORTS TRADING HERO
Our brains are designed to deliver large amounts of pain when we experience loss, leading to discouragement and self-doubt. In sports, our heroes miss game-losing baskets, they throw interceptions, they strike out in the 9th inning...over and over again. Yet our sports heroes maintain a winning mindset. This visualization gives you the experience of intense loss and then, intentionally, to step into your sport heroes mindset.
THE TRADING TEMPLE
There are often parts of ourselves that aren’t comfortable with creating wealth as a trader. It just doesn’t fit all the moral expectations of hard work that are part of our growing up. This guided visualization speaks of the reverence we can have with our chosen career as a trader, freeing us up to be both good people AND successful traders.
COMPLETE SET OF 5 GUIDED VISUALIZATIONS
These guided visualizations create a reality for all parts of our brain, including the survival mechanisms. When we can clearly visualize our state of mind while trading, act on our beliefs in the visualization, and when the visualization feels better than our current reality, then we can get the support of all parts of our brain. We can repeat these visualizations until they do in fact become our reality.