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Visualization Techniques and Sports Performance Does Visualization and Mental Rehearsal Improve Sports Performance? By Elizabeth Quinn , About.com Guide Updated May 19, 2010 About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board
See More About: sports psychology motivation zSB(3,3) Many elite athletes routinely use visualization techniques as part of training and competition. There are many stories of athletes who've used these techniques to cultivate not only a competitive edge, but also to create renewed mental awareness, a heightened sense of well-being and confidence. All of these factors have been shown to contribute to an athlete's sports success.
Imagery and Self-Hypnosis to Speed Injury Recovery Visualization has also been called guided imagery, mental rehearsal, mediation, and a variety of other things no matter the term, the basic techniques and concepts are the same. Generally speaking, visualization is the process of creating a mental image or intention of what you want to happen or feel.
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