Coaching and Mental Rehearsal
"By rehearsing in your mind, you are changing your brain to look like the event has already occurred." - Joe Dispenza
According to Joe Dispenza's "You Are the Placebo," mental rehearsal is an inner-world experience that can be used to train your brain for the future, just as an athlete would train for an event.
Here are the steps you can take to guide your students in using mental rehearsal:
Step 1: Identify the specific goal or outcome the student wants to achieve, whether it's academic, personal, or professional.
Coaching question: What goal or outcome would you like to achieve?
Step 2: Encourage the student to create a detailed mental image of what it would look, feel, and sound like to achieve that goal. They should imagine themselves already having achieved the goal and feel the positive emotions associated with that accomplishment.
Coaching question: What does achieving that goal look, feel, and sound like to you?
Step 3: Encourage the student to practice this mental image repeatedly, ideally in a quiet and comfortable place where they won't be interrupted. They should engage all their senses in the mental image, making it as vivid and real as possible.
Coaching question: When and where will you practice your mental rehearsal, and how will you make the mental image as vivid and real as possible?
Step 4: Encourage the student to integrate mental rehearsal into their daily routine, perhaps by setting aside a few minutes each morning or evening to practice.
Coaching question: How can you incorporate mental rehearsal into your daily routine?
Step 5: Finally, remind the student that mental rehearsal is just one tool in a larger toolkit for personal growth and development. Encourage them to stay open-minded and curious and to continue exploring different techniques and strategies for achieving their goals.
Coaching question: How can you continue to grow and develop beyond mental rehearsal?