yea this has been an on and off thing for me. i think my main problem is that my self image is so fucked and ive been like this for so long that i actually cant visualize my skin fully clear. i actually struggle with it in my head. maybe that thing with a model picture will work
Try the "healing meditation"
I truly believe that our minds can heal our bodies.
Our thoughts can make us sick, and they can help us get well. That may seem like New Age thinking, but medical research increasingly supports the role played by the mind in physical health.
The mind affects our reality.
yes ive been pondering the relationship between environment, perception,belief, thought and physiology for the last 8 months.
if you believe something to be true, your body responds physiologically in accordance with that thought or belief or that reality, regardless of whether it has any existence in reality or not, the quality of your perceptions and nature of the belief will have a corresponding effect on your physiology.
I also think thoughts and moods can be associated with environment, like if you go somewhere where youve had bad memories, and all of a sudden you remember things you didnt remember before and your mood changes drastically, and this is a result of conditioning, when you were in that environment you were in a certain mood constantly and had certain thoughts associated with that environment, your brain has linked the two as one and the same and recorded it subconciously its classical conditioning just like how every commercial on tv uses sex to sell, so that you associate the feeling of desire with their product and by pairing the two stimulus together over and over againyour mind will be conditioned to respond to that product in a similar way, so now i believe managing moods and changing thoughts many times require a change in environment.
So thoughts ideas and memories and beliefs that affect your mood, affect your physiology and therefore your health, get away from negative people and places, examine your beliefs for truthfullness, some beliefs(emotions of certainty) are so ingrained in your subconcious that they were apart of you for years and you are no longer aware of them, kind of like walking, its really not a process you are aware of anymore, or driving or riding a bike, some will take a while to uncover and question there validity and accuracy. But your physiology could be responding to these beliefs.
I say set goals and start believing without a doubt that you can achieve them everyday, believe that you can and are meant to live a life exactly as you wish, as god meant it to be, dont achieve anything for anyone else but yourself and get excited about your life this is the healthiest thought i think you can have. Have a willingness to believe in crazy possibilities.