One of the biggest requirements of the First Class Memory course is to be able to visulise images…
If you are like most people, you visualise on a regular basis. Maybe it’s when you are daydreaming about what you are going to do on the weekend or maybe it’s when you are trying to remember where you left your car keys. Even though visualisation is a common occurrence in most people’s lives, to be able to do it at will and on demand usually requires some training and practice.
The course has loads to help you along the way but the best way to strengthen this skill is by doing a series of simple exercises. Practice these exercises on a regular basis and your power of visualisation will increase.
How to visualise – exercise 1
Take a small object, such as a glass, a spoon or a piece of fruit, and look at it for a few moments.
Now, close your eyes, and try to visualise the object as clearly as you can, without opening your eyes, for as long as you can, even if it is only for a few seconds at first.
When the image gets blurred, or you forget it, open your eyes, look at the object for a few seconds, and then close your eyes and continue to see it in your mind.
Try to visulise for one minute. One minute without forgetfulness and being distracted is quite an achievement.
How to visualise – exercise 2
Take a photograph of natural scenery, but not with too many details.
Put the photograph in front of you, and look at it for a few moments, trying to see and remember all the details.
When ready, close your eyes and visualise the scenery in the photograph.
As in the previous exercise, when the image gets blurred, or you forget it, open your eyes, look at the photograph for a few seconds, and then close your eyes and continue visualising it.
Try to focus on the mental image, for at least one complete minute.
After you get the skill to visualise for one minute, gradually, lengthen the time to improve your visulisation skills even more.