Visualizing Your Dreams!

Visualizing what you want allows your imagination to take shape.

The ideas and images you create through your mind allow you to see what’s possible.

Forming ideas into mental pictures can become your map charting out your next steps in reaching your goals.

When you create the images in your mind of what you want to achieve, the next step is using your body through embodying what it would look like, smell like, feel like and what you will hear when you are living out your dreams.

I used visualization techniques throughout my life.

I held the dream of playing Division I soccer in college when I was growing up.

I embodied being a collegiate athlete for years through making choices in playing for premiere teams and going to soccer clinics and spending most of my time with my teammates who also shared a similar vision.

I made this dream a reality and our university team even went to the NCAA tournament (which was another dream of mine).

I used visualization for career goals. My professional goal at the time was to become an advocate for women and children on a national level.

I visualized what I would wear, where I would work and who I would meet.

From this dream, I chose employment opportunities in alignment with these goals. I worked for the Mayor of Milwaukee, I was an AmeriCorps volunteer for the National Advocacy Center in DC and ultimately, I was part of a justice and peace team working on behalf of women and children at the United Nations.

I dreamt what I wanted and made it happen.

Actualizing my dream even had National Advocacy as part of the organization’s title.

How about that for visualization.

I continue to use visualization when training for marathons, for preparing for a trips to even how I plan out my day.

“If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.”-Muhammad Ali.

When you practice visualizing what you want, you can make it happen.

Some visualization techniques you can easily practice:

  1. Create a vision board.
  2. Write a check to yourself in the amount of what you desire every day and see what happens.
  3. Write down your goals every day.
  4. Keep a gratitude journal. You’ll begin seeing more of what you want in your life.
  5. Sit quietly for 5 minutes and move through your 5 senses in what it would feel, smell, hear, touch and see when you are living out your goals. Be specific as possible.

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Katherine Porter is a force free, reward based dog behavior advisor and consultant serving clients and their companion dogs worldwide. Her calm and gentle approach in coaching clients in effectively communicating what they want to their dog blends her MSW background into her dog training and behavior practice. Katherine was a behavior consultant for Heeling Hounds after graduation. She opened Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC when the military relocated her family to Fort Sill, OK in 2015. During this time, she volunteered with Rainbow Bridge Can Wait where she provided post adoption consultations to new pet parents. She also developed and implemented tailored behavior modification plans for highly reactive dogs residing at the shelter. She also provided educational programs to military children through interactive workshops at the Fort Sill School Age Center. In 2017, Katherine relocated Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC to Germany. She served the Armed Forces communities in Bavaria. She continued coaching and advising her clients in addressing their companion dog’s fearful and reactive behavioral issues. Katherine takes a Do No Harm approach first and foremost in providing behavioral plans. She is committed in serving clients with gentle and modern science approaches in modifying behavioral concerns such as reactivity, aggression, separation anxiety and fear based responses. Katherine is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is focused on integrating a holistic and modern approach in addressing her client’s pet companion reactive behavior issues.

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