The Practical Application of Imagination

Karen Puttick


Region:
London
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Unknown
Category:
Life Skills
Updated:
14th August 2020
Tagged:
Mental Health | Mental Wellbeing | Personal Development

Imagination is an essential skill which is so often squeezed out and yet it is vital at all levels of society! So, what do the experts say about the Practical Application of Imagination?

Michael Young PhD at Schepens Eye Research Institute stated “Imagination is truly the key to any discovery, and science to cure blindness is no exception. It is the constant re-examination of the facts along with creative leaps of thought that give birth to innovation in every field.”

And the famous Einstein quote, “Imagination is more important than knowledge, for while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”

There are numerous studies of people increasing their skills simply by imaginary practice. Harvard Medical School for example, studied imaginary practice when learning to play the piano and concluded, based on brain scans showing changes in the area of the brain associated with finger movement. ”The power of imagination is not a metaphor. It is real and has a physical basis in your brain.”

I support people exploring their imagination and explain how to use it for specific areas such as overcoming anxiety, building confidence and managing pain. My talk is simple and accessible and helps enable anyone to have access to their own “inner toolkit” in any situation for their entire life.

Learn how the imagination has an effect on both our minds and our bodies; ways to deal with stress before it becomes too big to deal with; Learn how “Acting as if” can alter the way you think and act; move onto the practical application of imagination by creating powerful self-guided visualisations and incorporating basic meditation techniques into everyday activities; learn how to distinguish between what you think you should do and what is really important to you AND learn ways to achieve your goals.

My talk can be adapted for presentations of 20 minutes to an hour.

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About Karen Puttick

My presenting experience is wide and varied, including presenting for 2 consecutive years at the UK Hypnosis Convention, several company away-days, a construction industry convention, at major networking events and seminars and online.

My passion is enabling people to apply their imaginations in a practical way to facilitate positive changes in every aspect of their life. I assist clients with either very specific health or emotional issues or general life imbalances. A major part of my practice is built around teaching clients to actively imagine how things would be different if specific changes were made, and enabling them to make those changes real.

For around 30 years I have taught meditation and guided visualisation. Several years ago this led me to create Fairyland Parties and my alter-ego The Fairy Godmother. I stopped offering the parties some years ago, but self-published “The Fairyland Party Manual” to enable parents to run their own.

I also worked for some time for the mental health charity Buckinghamshire Mind as their Employment Support co-ordinator, enabling people to remain in or return to the workplace after experiencing mental health issues.

My Father was a hypnotherapist, so I have used self-hypnosis since my teens, and I have trained as an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, registered with NCH, GHR and CNHC.

The way I work is coloured by over 30 years experience as a holistic practitioner offering a broad range of other therapies. For many years I have enjoyed offering workshops and have presented to both adults and children, covering a broad range of interests including hypnosis, use of imagination, holistic health, change management, skills for the workplace, and stress management.

I have professionally recorded a number of relaxation and hypnosis CDs including “The Fairy Godmother’s Sleep CD” and “Freedom from Exam Nerves” which are specifically for youngsters.

Writing is a great joy for me and I have self-produced several books including – “Freedom to Sleep” and “Mini Motivations” which I use in my practice and always receive great feed-back.

Having studied The Science of Happiness and trained as a Laughter Yoga Facilitator, I have become known as "The Hypnotic Happiness Coach", and have presented workshops and talks around happiness and laughter.

My other hat is that of a Civil Funeral Celebrant, which is not so far removed from the rest of my portfolio as you might imagine.


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