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Visualization, another Powerful Coaching Tool

By Atip Muangsuwan

Visualization is the preview of life’s coming attractions! Why and how do I use it in my coaching sessions?

Why do I use it?

Visualization is the act of creating compelling and vivid pictures in your mind. It may be the most underutilized success tool you possess. Because it greatly accelerates the achievement of any success in 3 powerful ways as follows:

  1. Visualization activates the creative power of your subconscious mind.
  2. Visualization focuses your brain by programing its Reticular Activating System (RAS) to notice available resources that were always there but were previously unnoticed.
  3. Visualization magnetizes and attracts to you the people, resources and opportunities you need to achieve your goal.

How do I use it?

As a coach, I’ve applied a visualization technique in the last part of my coaching sessions because that’s where my clients already have their clear goals, strategies and action plans. So, the last and important piece of the success equation is… their drive or motivation to take action and keep momentum to reach their goals.

For instance, I had a senior executive client who had a problem of 10 kg excessive bodyweight”. He told me that he had gained this much excessive weight due to the Covid-19. Because the gym that he usually went for exercise was closed for several months due to the lockdown.

In addition to that, he also developed a bad eating habit during this lockdown period since he couldn’t go anywhere outside. He was so stressful staying at home. The more he was stressful, the more he ate. And unfortunately, most of the things he ate were junk food.

After we set the clear goal, came up with strategies and action steps, we worked on the visualization exercise in order for him to get to his real drive to lose 10 kg.

After the visualization exercise, he felt his strong drive and so empowered to pursue his goal of losing 10 kg.

After the session, he came back to do the visualization exercise every day, day in day out. And we also did the follow-up sessions every 2 weeks.

3 months after the first session, he shared the good news with me that he already shed the excessive 10 kg from his body. He told me that the daily visualization exercise really helped him to be disciplined to work on the action plan day in day out until he was able to reach his goal.

Just like when you’re in the cinema and before you get to watch the movie you come for, they will show you the previews of the coming attractions.

In the same fashion, “Visualization” is the preview of your life’s coming attractions!!!