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Mental Imagery Introduction to the Problem Mental Barriers such as: • Fear • Anxiety • Lack of Self Confidence prevent athletes from reaching their peak performance level. The Candle Problem Solution to candle problem. What IS imagery • Also called – Visualization – Mental rehearsal – Mental practice Imagery is: • A type of simulation • “Before every shot, I go to the movies inside my head. Here is what I see. First I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then I see the ball going there; its path and trajectory and even its behavior on landing. The next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous image into reality.” » Jack Nicklaus (1976) Types of Imagery • Internal imagery • External imagery Factors that impact imagery use • Nature of the task • Skill level • Using imagery and physical practice concurrently • Imaging ability Psychoneuromuscular theory • Images that are more vivid active muscle signals in similar patterns to the way physical practice does Value of imagery • • • • • • • • Enhance concentration Improve motivation Increase confidence Control intensity Practice and correct sport skills Prepare for competition Cope with pain and injury Solve problems Maximizing Imagery • Vividness – Involve as many senses as you can • Controllability Keys to developing your visualization and imagery skills • Begin by practicing imagery in proper setting • Use relaxed focus • Realistic expectations • Use Vivid and Controllable images • Maintain positive focus • Apply both execution and outcome of imagery Your ability to use mental imagery: • Can be the difference between you and your opponent. • Can help overcome adversity • Makes you a better competitor.