What is a Session Like?
I look; morning to night I am never done with looking.
Looking I mean not just standing around, but standing around
As though with your arms open.
Time to relax . . .
Sessions can include:
- Identifying the sensation of strain
- Learning relaxation methods and strategies
- Identifying ways to bring good vision habits into your daily life
- Learning and practicing good habits for perfect vision
- Creative visualization
- Development of imagination and visual memory
- Activities to re-train your eye-mind connection
Dr. Bates observed that all eye conditions are caused by strain, which affects the muscles around the eyes. Not only can the strain lead to chronic tension (and in more parts of your body than just your eyes), but it can also lead your brain to believe that there is a range of distance or an area of your visual field that is “too far away” or “too close” for you to see clearly.
Because the muscles around the eye are predominantly involuntary muscles, it is difficult for a person with imperfect sight to relax them on demand, which perpetuates the learned habit of tension.
During a typical session, we will explore and practice different ways to release the strain. Some people compare it to yoga or creative visualization. In addition, since a large portion of our visual system involves the brain, we actually use our memory and our imagination in order to see. These functions might have been impaired or compromised by trauma or illness, or simply by our reactions to ordinary circumstances in our lives, so NVI works to re-ignite and stimulate them.