Visualization is a form of relaxation therapy in which you visualize comforting images in an effort to relieve stress and anxiety. Combining it with self-hypnosis, you can immerse yourself in the image, closing your eyes and letting all your senses absorb the details your imagination presents. There is not a one-size-fits-all image for everyone---you might visualize a person, a place, an animal, an imaginary scene or anything that gives you a sense of calm and well-being.
Visualization is often accompanied by soothing music that complements your image. The process is meant to be relaxing and empowering at the same time, giving you a way to tap into your inner strength and channel your mental resources to regain a sense of balance. So, with these two techniques, a person with bipolar disorder may minimize their mood changes in a positive fashion.