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Creative Visualization For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-99420-6
384 pages
August 2011
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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.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing Creative Visualization 7

Chapter 1: Unlocking the Power of Your Mind: Introducing Creative Visualization 9

Chapter 2: Laying the Groundwork for Visualization 29

Chapter 3: Reaping the Benefi ts of Creative Visualization 49

Part II: Discovering How to Visualize 61

Chapter 4: Exploring the Different Types of Visualization 63

Chapter 5: Preparing Yourself for Change 75

Chapter 6: Choosing the Best Times and Locations for Effective Visualization 85

Part III: Visualization Exercises for a Happier, Healthier Life 95

Chapter 7: Being Happier and More Fulfi lled 97

Chapter 8: Overcoming Uncontrolled Anger and Stress 119

Chapter 9: Finding More Motivation and Energy 137

Chapter 10: Being Healthy and Banishing Bad Habits 157

Chapter 11: Overcoming Fears and Phobias 181

Chapter 12: Fostering Strong Relationships 199

Part IV: Using Creative Visualization to Achieve Success 221

Chapter 13: Cultivating Confi dence: Strengthening Your Self-belief with Creative Visualization 223

Chapter 14: Succeeding in the Workplace: Creative Visualization as a Leg Up in Leadership 245

Chapter 15: Attaining Sporting Excellence 269

Chapter 16: Achieving Success in Education and the Workplace 293

Chapter 17: Becoming More Creative 319

Part V: The Part of Tens 339

Chapter 18: Ten Instant Visualizations to Promote Your Wellbeing 341

Chapter 19: Ten Great Settings for Creative Visualization 347

Chapter 20: Ten Places to Discover More about Creative Visualization 351

Chapter 21: Ten Goals that Creative Visualization Can Help You Achieve 355

Index 359

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Robin Nixon is a technology and motivational author who has written eight books and over 500 articles on topics including technology, self help and theenvironment. He has been the director of Internet and software development companies in both the UK and US, as well as running hotel and hospitality businesses in both countries. For the last 25 years Robin has practised creative visualization on a daily basis in both his personal and business life.
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