The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.
The book, Creative Imagery by William Fezler Ph.D., is highly
recommended. Just by following along with his images, your
creativity and joie de vivre will flourish. As a sample, read
the following Creative Imagery Beach Scene (Fezler 1989, 45)
into your tape machine and listen to it several times, creating
in your mind your own images:
"...You are now going to take a sensory voyage. You are going
to construct a scene in your mind's eye so vivid it will be as
if you are actually there.
You are walking along the beach. It's mid-July; very, very hot;
five o'clock in the afternoon. The sun is getting low on the
horizon although it has not yet begun to set. The sky is a
brilliant blue, the sun a blazing yellow. Feel the heat from the
sun against your face; feel the warmth of its rays against your
You are barefoot. Feel the hot, dry sand beneath your feet.
Walk closer to the water. Feel the wet, cold, firmly packed sand
beneath your feet.
Hear the beating of the waves, the rhythmic crashing, back and
forth, to and fro, of the water against the sand. Hear the loud,
high cries of the gulls circling overhead."
|Go after spontaniety, creativity, playfulness, fun and laughter now! Don't wait for some unlikely time in the future.
The above is just one small sample, which I hope whets your
appetite for more. Practicing images can prove invaluable in the
promotion of creativity, spontaneity, fun, playfulness and
laughter. I recommend Dr. Fezler's book for two additional
reasons: (1)it teaches self-hypnosis and (2)it explains other
ways for you to help heal yourself of all sorts of psychological
|Men's happiness in life is the result of man's own efforts... Ch'en Tu-Hsiu 1918
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