Help I can’t Visualize

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Do you find it difficult to imagine or picture something in your mind? Do you hate it when someone says “Picture what you want and see it in detail”, because you have difficulty ‘seeing’ images in your minds eye?

This is a question I get asked all the time…

This 25 minute audio recording will give you 5 techniques and examples for increasing your ability to visualize in your mind.


I look forward to reading your comment below.

These 5 techniques for improving your ability to visualize include:

  • The Post-it Note Techniques
  • Right and Left Hand Pictures
  • The Rainbow Technique
  • Geometric Shapes
  • 3D Transformation

This audio is really for anyone who wants to learn a few simple ways to increase their ability to visualize.

So if this is of interest to you I hope you enjoy it.


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28 Replies to “Help I can’t Visualize”

  1. Hi John, I am really looking forward to listening to your audio because visualization has always presented a problem like hundreds of other people.
    As soon as I’ve listened to this I’ll certainly report in again with a success story as I’m sure that at least one of the techniques will work beautifully and have me whooping in delight. Kind regards, Petrina

    1. Hi Petrina,

      It does seem to be an issue for lots of people, not being able to see images… and it was for me years ago.

      These 5 techniques are very simple things that you can do that will increase the visual imagery in your mind. They take a little bit of effort, but then again so does everything.

      Hope it helps 🙂

  2. Thanks John, I think that it is holding me back not being able to visualize. I have already stuck up some post it notes.thanks.

  3. These seem like very simple techniques, how long will it take for me to be able to ‘see’ images in my mind clearly? thanks John

    1. Hi Tina,

      Great question. It’s different for everyone (bit of an obvious answer I know), but you will notice a difference within a few days of doing these techniques.

      If you really want to increase your ability to visualize and you take a few minutes each day for a month, when you look back at the time you took doing in years to come you will be amazed by the transformation that has happend.

  4. Hi John,

    Thank you for these great techniques. To use collors is a great way and will help me a lot.

    Kind regards, Arnfridur.

    1. Hi Arnfridur,

      Thanks for the feedback; it’s great to know what people like. I put 5 different techniques on there so that there would be something for everyone.

  5. Thanks, John.

    I listened to your techniques for visualization and will continue to listen to it. I’m not able to see shapes or colors or anything else, for that matter.

    I like the idea of your open-shut eye exercises. I put up on the wall a photo of a particular item a couple of weeks ago that I am wanting and look at that a lot and will have to try the open-shut eye exercise with it.

    It’s kind of funny. Because I am so concerned with being unable to visualize, I’ve listened to (and read) quite a few things that is supposed to help one visualize and every one of them uses visualization to help one visualize. They all assume you can see stuff when one’s eyes are closed. All I see is blackness.

    The only plus is, if I can relax enough (which I’m not able to very often), some tiny colored image (I can hardly tell what it is) will randomly appear and fade away. I have no control over what I “see” and what it does. I’m totally baffled about that. I have the same trouble with my dreams—no control over what comes up nor any control after it comes up.

    A real conundrum. Still, you exercises are the best of the lot that I’ve come across so far. Thanks again.

    1. Hello Cris,

      Thank you for your comments.

      The open shut eye exercise is a great one to start with because, when you close your eyes after looking at something you are left with what’s called an ‘afterimage’ and this is a mental image. So the more that you become able to remember/imagine this image when you are not looking at it (eyes closed) the more you are training your mind to see images.

      You might also like a technique called Image Streaming, created by Dr Win Wenger: This technique involves closing your eyes and describing images (even if they are just tiny coloured shapes) that come to mind. It is also very effective.

      I’m glad you have found the techniques useful. I have some more work on this aspect of actually being able to visualize I will be releasing soon.

  6. John
    Even though being able to visualize comes easily for me, I went ahead and listened to your audio. I have to admit that I love your delivery and your voice.
    The single word post it idea is so expansive. It is te the ticket to get into acceptance of having, while automatically releasing the feeling of satisfaction.
    The free association with the rainbow technique is just fun. The gem with this for me is visiting it throughout the day as people talk. A definite 5*
    With the geometric shapes being moved into 3D Is refreshing. It’s a hoot of a good time to play with them, bouncing and rotating. What a treasure to place what is distasteful into a ball and just bounce it out of existence.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Kazine,

      Thanks for your kind words about my voice 🙂

      I do like creating techniques (the rainbow) that can be done while going about your day, it makes practicing easy.

      Its great to know that you enjoyed them and that you find them fun.

      Great idea, to place what you dislike (and want to change) into a ball, and bounce it out of existence… then bounce a new image in with a new way of being and allow it to expand throughout you…

  7. John, you are truly a beautiful person, to share so freely of your work. I just downloaded your audio and look forward to listening. Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you Jerri, it makes it all worthwhile to me, to know that people are enjoying and benefiting from my work. Thanks.

  8. Hi John…. so so thankful for your visualization video.. because i am facing th same problem for almost 8 months n i keep trying it bt somehow i cant visualize…bt nw i am really lookin forward to this audio program n i wil definately let u know..
    i hv downloaded audiobook ‘The science of getting rich’ , it is supereb!!

    Thank u very very much…keep up the good work!!

  9. Thank you for the audio. However, there is one problem I’m having while listening to it.

    “Help, I can’t visualize” pretty much summarizes my problem. All I “see” is blackness when I close my eyes, regardless of which direction my eyes go.

    In the audio you ask me to “picture” something in my mind or “remember” something I see with my eyes open. No matter how many times I open/close my eyes, all I “see” is blackness, no image, no picture, no nothing.

    I am not able to see colors when I close my eyes, only blackness, no rainbow of colors. Not even white.

    I’m not able to imagine squares, circles, apples or anything else, let alone have them move around and change from one thing to another.

    All the exercises I’ve done over the years to help me to learn to visualize expect me to already be able to picture something in my mind. If I could do that I could already visualize and wouldn’t need all the various helps.

    I’ve even read Shakti Gawain’s Creative Visualization, but still only see blackness.

    Again, if I were able to picture an image in my mind, as you continually suggest, I’d be able to visualize and wouldn’t need any helps. It’s been this way for several decades as I’ve searched for something to help me picture an image in my mind with my eyes closed, let alone with them open. I’ve just been unsuccessful in all my attempts. But thank you again for your audio. That’s really unselfish of you. I just wish I could get something to work.

    1. Hi Crisl,

      You say that you only see blackness when you close your eyes, that is amazing. Meditation teachers teach people to picture pure black when they close their eyes, it can take decades for some people to achieve that. So first off congratulations on your achievement there.

      Second, if you close your eyes, can you remember what your mum or dad looks like? Can you remember what your front door looks like? Because if you can remember what your front door looks like or a persons face then you can visualize, because remembering something like that is visual.

      I notice that you are a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. So I would assume that you are a very visual person, just as a musician is an auditory based person. The image you see (printed photos) are very different from the ‘images’ things you can remember when your eyes are closed.

      If you close your eyes and are able to tell me what colour you walls are painted? The only way you can do that is by remembering a colour and colours are not sound, smell, taste or feelings, they are visual/images/pictures/thoughts/imaginations etc.

      I hope this helps

      Email me if you need any further help.


  10. thank you very much for your gifts, I am truly grateful and am looking forward to using them to benefit my life which will benefit others too. Many thanks again.

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