The ability to see mental images while awake, usually with the eyes closed. Imagination is formable by willpower or the suggestion of the hypnotherapist. As an imagination, an imagination is different from a fantasy, which takes the opposite path. Imagination is used by hypnosis with hypnagogic imagery, in meditation, in autogenic training, and in various approaches to psychotherapy. While some people have easy access to imagination, others need the help of unconscious processes in the hypnotized state.