Topic: Wellbeing

Visualizing a happy place, imagining yourself… Most wellness practices tend to focus on visualization and other sensory forms of engaging one’s imagination. People with aphantasia must rely on alternatives. Discover resources on aphantasia and wellbeing.

People with aphantasia can’t visualize, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have intrusive thoughts. Intrusive thoughts without imagery can be a whole-body, terrifying experience.
How do you stay motivated to achieve your goals if you can't visualize them? Discover alternative motivational strategies without visualization.
How I used a metaphorical aphantasia stamp to explain all of my perceived shortcomings.
A hypnotherapist with aphantasia explains hypnosis and how hypnosis can work for aphantasics.
A psychology practitioner begins to bridge the gap between practitioner and client in relation to aphantasia.
From guided imagery to imagined athletic practices, are aphantasics disadvantaged because they lack a mind’s eye?
When your life has been filled with trauma, you have to wonder: could aphantasia and SDAM be the source of the trauma, or could they be the means of healing?
Journey to the hidden world of dragons. A guided meditation for aphantasics. No mind's eye required.
Many easy ways to meditate without a mind’s eye. Next time you find yourself frustrated by the inability to visualize in meditation, give some of these alternatives a try.
Can aphantasics be hypnotized? My experience learning to be hypnotized with imagery-free inductions.
Apologies if this was already discussed and I didn’t see it (ctrl + f didn’t find any hits and I didn’t see a search bar). I have always felt meditation was ...
February 4, 2024
To me, being a Aphantasian, I dislike being diagnozed with Aphantasia. To me it is just a trait, a charateistic I have. Just like so many other traits we as ...
December 20, 2023
When I first read an article on aphantasia, I had a real sense of relief. I finally understood a lot of things at once, including why I wasn't visualizi...
Question: Can Meditation or Visualization Programs be of any assistance in gaining full multisensory phantasia? I have had multisensory aphantasia for as lon...
January 27, 2023
So I am full Aphant, SDAM, SPD and ADHD. All realised last year at the age of 57. My ADHD got diagnosed just over year ago, and the rest then became apparent...
June 24, 2022
I’ve always had a keen interest in all things “depth psychology”and have dabbled in many tools that tap into the unconscious (EMDR, hypnoth...
April 22, 2022
When I was a child, I could imagine something vividly before falling asleep. And I really liked reading visual novel until the second year of my mindfulness ...
April 11, 2022
I discovered I had aphantasia when I was reading a self-work book of mine and it had told me to lay back with my eyes closed and truly visualize my future. A...
March 13, 2022
Many meditative practices emphasize using mental imagery.  What are useful alternatives to those with aphantasia?  I would like to utilize some of these prac...
August 1, 2021
Hi – I’ve only recently arrived at the conclusion that I have aphantasia.  Not only visualisation, I also cannot conjure up taste, smell, sound, ...
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