Positive Visualisation – Fiona Brennan on alustforlife.com

positive visualisationPractise using the power of your imagination with this positive visualisation

‘I‘ve had lots of worries in my life, most of which have never happened.’

Mark Twain

Negative thinking is a habit and habits can be broken. Negative self-talk (the inner critic) is often a habit of which we are not even aware.

By watching your thoughts, you can learn a lot about how your mind operates and the effect your thoughts have on your feelings and ultimately on how you behave. When you tell yourself that you have no energy, or that you are fed up, stressed and frustrated then that is what you will feel. Does this sound familiar? Please note that this is not your fault; the brain has a strong negative bias that is linked to our early survival instincts.  Read more here…

Positive Pause – 4th January 2016 – The Wishing Tree

wishing treeIn the Phoenix park, just beside the visitors centre and Ashtown Castle, there is a remarkable tree.  It is so large that you can climb under its branches and children often play there, climbing and jumping under the beautiful boughs. It creates a magical space and a place where children are told wishes come true.  It is a wishing tree.  In such an enchanted place, allow yourself to rise above the mundane and you will believe that your wishes will come true.

This week, find a place in nature or in your imagination where you transport yourself to a magical place from where you can make a wish.  Then make a wish for something that you desire and using the power of visualization imagine this wish is already true.

As adults we are often to afraid to wish for something in case it does not transpire. Children make a leap of faith where they wish for things.  When these manifests they believe in the power of the wish.  Be brave enough to wish and then detach yourself from any outcome.  You may be pleasantly surprised when the wish comes true.

The wishing tree