Following my article earlier this week about using hypnosis to be mentored by anyone you think you’d benefit from, I was emailed by a lovely man who pointed out a really nice technique he called “The World Class Visualizer” and so I thought I’d share that notion with you to give you a simpler and possibly shorter, less convoluted way to receive advice and instruction from a mentor in a different way.

You follow these simple steps.

Step One: In a comfortable position where you are not going to be disturbed for the duration of this session, engage your imagination and imagine a special or favourite place. You choose where and notice what you see, sense, hear, feel in this place.

Describe it to yourself in your own mind. Tell yourself what you see, hear and feel.

With that firmly in your mind move on to the next step.

Step Two: Now imagine that you have a world-class, super brilliant and amazing imagination. A real top-drawer imagination of the highest claibre.

Remember the kids TV show Worzel Gummidge – well imagine putting on the head of a world class imaginer.

With that in place, now imagine your special or favourite place again and this time notice how much more you see, hear, feel. Notice the extreme detail you become aware of this time and how amazingly advanced your imagination has become. How about that contrast, eh? When you adopt the world class stance, things are better, right?

Spend some time seeing and experiencing this place in this way and then move on to the next step.

Step Three: Now you hypnotise yourself. You can do so by any preferred means. You can use the free session on my website to practice or read my book or some of the articles on my website to learn how to do so. (Get in touch if you need a hand finding them, though if you use the ‘search blog posts’ facility on my blog here, you’ll find what you are after with ease)

Once you are hypnotised, move on to step four.

Step Four: Now have a think about that area of your life that you want advice or expertise or knowledge or assistance with (this could be business, sports activities such as running or golf etc, relationships, or a hobby) and as you think about that aspect of your life, start to perceive it through the eyes of someone world-class in that field… Perhaps someone you would love to emulate or maybe someone who you respect and could learn from, or maybe a start in this field, someone who knows how to bring the best out of you and how to advise you to help you get the most from that aspect of your life.

I’d use Haile Gebrselassie to advise on my running, for example.

Notice how different this perspective is compared to your usual perspective, notice the difference in detail when you adopt the world class stance, notice the resources that are now available to you and start to describe to yourself what is different and what you learn.

Spend as much time on this step as you feel you need to learn and get the most amount of benefit. The move on to the next step.

Step Four: Wiggle your toes and fingers, take a deep energizing breath and open your eyes to bring this session to an end.

I really rather like that process. It is a bit quicker and more to the popint than the method I used earlier this week and illustrates how when you utilize your mind in a certain way, you learn a great deal more and can see a lot further and deeper and take on so much new perspective and expertise.

Have a great day, I have to go chat with Haile… Enjoy your foray in to expert terrain…