What is VISUALISATION?
VISUALISATION aka GUIDED IMAGERY is a special type of meditation in which we "invite" our thoughts on a journey by using an image.
How can we use VISUALISATIONS with our students?
- to practise specific vocabulary
- to create a particular goal,
- to bring sensations,
- to go back to past memories,
- to help them explore themselves
My students love it when I use visualisations in class. I build a whole lesson around a visualisation so that we can practise literacy as well.
What inspires me?
I get inspired by different things, such as a beautiful pebble found on the beach, a poem or an image.
I use guided imagery with all my students. Despite having different backgrounds and ages, they all find this tool really powerful because it wakes up their senses- what they hear, see, smell, feel and touch.
Visualising transports the person into another world. If you only look at the picture on the right, you can see the beauty of the roses. However, if you describe how it feels when you touch them, the fragrance coming from the bush and also include some sounds, the listener can easily see themselves there. I'm truly grateful to my husband who creates some amazing special effects which make my visualisations sound so real.
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Take a look at some of my visualisation-based lesson plans
What do my students say?
"I could feel the warmth of the sunshine
on my skin."
"The sea waves made me feel relaxed."
"I want to stay in the park and play with the children."
"It was incredible how the butterfly stayed on my hand. I didn't want it to fly away."