Positive Visualization and Logosynthesis

Positive Visualization and Logosynthesis

The energy of mental imagery.

Recent research into the role of mental imagery and emotions enhances our understanding of our human experience. Many of us have heard of the power of positive visualizations to aid in rehearsing and achieving outcomes. But we are probably not as familiar with recent medical research into the association of intrusive mental imagery with mental disorders[1]. The conclusions of many of these studies indicate that we need new treatments to resolve intrusive mental imagery.

At the same time, Logosynthesis is being introduced internationally as an energy-based model for healing and development. By starting with what bothers you, it offers a powerful technique to identify and neutralize distressing sensory representations or mental imagery. It is being used as an integrative approach to support a wide variety of challenges. Some of these include depression, anxiety, burnout, ADHD, chronic pain, accident recovery and more.

While positive mental imagery plays a recognized role in health and wellbeing, there is also a need to resolve the not-so-positive mental imagery that intrudes our minds. In this article, we’ll explore the dual nature of mental imagery, highlighting its capacity for positive visualization and its role in the practice of Logosynthesis for neutralizing the not-so-positive and often uncontrolled mental imagery.

Understanding mental imagery.

Mental imagery refers to a sensory representation (think of the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch) that occurs in the absence of direct sensory input. It occurs in our ‘mind’ and can be thought of our way of representing, recalling, and manipulating information without direct sensory input from the external world. It can occur at a conscious or unconscious level. The full effects of mental imagery on our overall health and wellbeing are not fully understood however recent research highlights an important role in emotions.

Positive visualization: Shaping outcomes.

A common application of mental imagery is positive visualization. Individuals can create pictures in their mind to mentally rehearse desired outcomes, cultivate optimism, and bolster motivation. Athletes visualize themselves crossing the finish line, entrepreneurs envision business triumphs, and students picture academic success. This process isn’t merely wishful thinking but a strategic mental rehearsal. Positive visualization facilitates goal attainment and it can play a role in reducing anxiety, instilling confidence, and fostering a resilient mindset.

Logosynthesis: Resolving intrusive mental imagery.

While mental imagery can be a force for empowerment, it can also give rise to intrusive thoughts and distressing images. These are often linked to unwanted memories, limiting beliefs or fearful fantasies. They can undermine well-being and disrupt daily functioning.

Enter Logosynthesis, a new approach that offers a structured method for identifying and resolving intrusive mental imagery. Founded by Dr. Willem Lammers, Logosynthesis is an energy-based model that uses the power and intention of words to shift the energy in distressing mental imagery. The Logosynthesis Basic Procedure offers a precise, repeatable technique to identify and neutralize triggering mental imagery for immediate and lasting results. Professionals trained in the model prefer it over other models because of: overall effectiveness; speed of work; ease of use; client comfort and targets the presented issue.[2]

Integrating positive visualization and Logosynthesis

The synergy between positive visualization and Logosynthesis lies in the shared emphasis on the transformative potential of mental imagery. While positive visualization amplifies voluntary imagery to manifest desired outcomes, Logosynthesis resolves intrusive mental imagery to reduce unwanted symptoms. Imagine a scenario where an individual, plagued by recurrent nightmares stemming from past trauma, integrates these approaches. Through positive visualization, they cultivate a mental sanctuary—a tranquil oasis where they feel safe and empowered. Concurrently, they apply Logosynthesis to identify and neutralize the intrusive recurring imagery for sustained relief. Each approach has an important role in wellbeing.


In the context of human experience, mental imagery and the power of words plays a pivotal role. This role has been recognized across the ages, yet often debated and misunderstood. From envisioning future goals to neutralizing past traumas, the ability to use the power of words and mental imagery offers significant potential for healing and development. Whether through positive visualization or neutralizing intrusive imagery, individuals can unlock the transformative potential of energy-based mental imagery. This will pave the way for greater resilience, fulfillment, and well-being in everyday living.

[1] A Literature Review of Mental imagery, emotions and Logosynthesis

[2] Survey, The Healthy Living Plan 2017