Visualization might be considered a type of meditation, as your mind is focused on the task at hand.

There are many ways to use visualization to help you through this trying time.  One of my favorites is the following:


Build a sanctuary in your head.

Picture a room, teepee, house, treehouse, whatever appeals to you, anywhere you like.

Decorate it exactly as you would want it to look.

Spare no details.  As a matter of fact, include everything you could possibly desire to make this space a sanctuary.

If there are scents that appeal to you, include them.

If there is music, or bird song, include it.

Add your favorite food and drink.

This is for you alone, so make it precisely how you would want it to be.


Once you’ve accomplished that, and it may take some time, go there often.  Later, when you are stressed, it will be easier to access your inner refuge. 

Creating a safe haven is critical when your world feels as if it’s crumbling around you.  This personal positive imagery helps you see a future in which you will feel peaceful and calm, while giving you one more resource to support your journey.




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Nicole S. Urdang, M.S., NCC, DHM is a Holistic Psychotherapist in Buffalo, NY. She holds a New York state license in mental health counseling and a doctorate in homeopathic medicine from the British Institute of Homeopathy.