Mental Moment-imagine getting what you want

Psychoneuromuscular theory states that through the use of imagery an athlete imagines movements/scenarios/situations without performing them but it’s as if they were performing them because similar impulses occur in the brain and in the muscles.

What: by recreating a peak, positive experience you have had or creating a positive experience you have not had (role model/icon in the sport).

How: through vividness (senses), self awareness (thoughts & feelings), & controllability (quick recall).

Why (use imagery): learn something new, error correction, relax, focus, confidence, injury recovery, etc.

Combined with physical practice imagery produces peak results.

Happy Weekend!

Dr. Michelle

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2 Responses to “Mental Moment-imagine getting what you want”

  1. Rita Hailey

    I find this fascinating because I have always been interested in sports psychology and specifically the area of guided imagery. I have always wanted to know more about it. Good article.

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    • drcleere

      Hey Rita. Thanks for your comment. Imagery is fascinating and it works! It’s an amazing tool for development and growth in just about any area of life.

      I have several other blogs here about imagery but let me know what questions you have and I’ll answer them for you! :)

      Have a great day!

      Michelle

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