Emma Hogg, Pete Brincat, A Life I Choose, Malta, Psychologist, Psychotherapist

Your Brain on Visualisation: Why & How it Works

Whether you’re looking to accomplish a business goal, attract romantic love into your life, or boost your emotional and physical wellbeing, visualisation is a tool that will help you get there more effectively and efficiently.

In this recording of a recent workshop at Sanya Eco Spa, we speak about the science behind visualisation – what’s happening in the brain that makes it such an effective tool. We also practice a visualisation together and you’ll end the video with tools to keep practicing it on your own.

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Lent: The perfect opportunity to break a bad habit and start an awesome one

I’m not a religious person and I never used to do the whole Lent thing. But a few years ago, Pete and I used Lent as an excuse to bet on who could last longer without their favourite food and I lost miserably.

The year after, we decided to be kinder to each other and instead of depriving ourselves to see who would lose first, we challenged each other to commit to a daily practice that we hoped would help our relationship to deepen and grow.

I’m not going to lie to you…the challenge wasn’t easy and we almost broke up during the process. But we came out of it knowing each other better and feeling stronger as a couple.

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Set Yourself Up For Success: The Life-Changing Magic of Visualisation

Hey Life-Designer!

Have you heard about the basketball experiment that proved you can vastly improve your chances for success by visualising the results you want? No?! Well, a psychologist named Alan Richardson split a group of basketball players into 3 groups:

  • The first group practiced free-throws for 20 minutes a day.
  • The second group visualised themselves making successful free-throws everyday, but didn’t physically practice.
  • The third group didn’t practice or visualise – they did NADA!

Richardson found that the visualisation group VASTLY improved in their free-throwing ability, and were almost as good as the group who practiced daily!

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How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions get a bad rep sometimes and for different reasons. Some people say we should love ourselves as we are and stop trying to improve. Some say resolutions are stupid because they don’t work. And others say screw New Year’s; if you want to improve yourself, do it now!

The concept of the Resolution exists because one of our most fundamental human needs is “growth”. We all need to be achieving and expanding our sense of self to be able to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives.

The fact that it happens around New Year’s is just because whenever something comes to an end, it’s a good time to reflect on what was good, what could have been better, and what we want more or less of next time.

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