// Tag: Imagery

Using Imagery for Sport Performance

Posted 8 months ago Hannah Stoyel 2 minute read comments

Imagery is a mental skill with which many of us are familiar. If done correctly, and adapted for the needs of the athlete, imagery […]


Why you should day dream your free throw?

Posted 2 years ago Maithili Bhuptani 6 minute read comments

Before any Basketball game, every player gets nervous about missing that one free-throw that results in their whole team going down. In fact, losing […]


Eventing: Decision making in high risk sport

Posted 2 years ago Zoe Taylor 2 minute read comment

Eventing is commonly referred to as the triathlon of horse riding. It consists of three disciplines: dressage, show jumping and cross country. All three […]


Visualization – A Practice Supplement

Posted 2 years ago Michael Mellinger 4 minute read comments

Each and every day athletes are trying to gain an edge over their competitors. Regardless of how an athlete trains (e.g., diets, exercise, or […]


Psychology in big wave surfing

Posted 2 years ago Fred Hanbury 4 minute read comments

This sport involves surfers to ride waves that can build to the height of 60-80feet (and above) (Beal et al. 2010). Unlike normal surfing […]


“The world of images” – Inside the dancer’s mind

Posted 2 years ago Miroslav Sekula 4 minute read comments

What is imagery Imagery is a process of creating a mental image or intention, which a person would want to happen or feel and […]


Can imagery increase the strength of a muscle?

Posted 4 years ago Sean Doherty 1 minute read comments

Recently I conducted an experiment as part of a university assignment examining the predictions of bio-informational theory (Lang, 1979) and the effectiveness of imagery […]


Role of Sport Psychology in a Physical Therapy Setting

Posted 4 years ago Diane Gorog 2 minute read comments

The medical field has recognized the importance of physical therapy in regards to injury recovery for many years. Specific exercise plans are carefully designed […]


Overcoming negative mental imagery: The key to success in the Rugby World Cup?

Posted 4 years ago Mary Quinton 1 minute read comment

Imagery has proven to be successful in producing a range of positive outcomes, such as enhancing confidence, reducing anxiety intensity, perceiving anxiety symptoms as […]


The role of imagery in the rehabilitation setting

Posted 4 years ago Sidd Sampla 2 minute read comments

Imagery is the ability to use all the senses to create or recreate an experience in the mind. Thus, imagery is a sensory experience […]


Observation as an alternative to imagery II

Posted 5 years ago Anne-Marie Higgins 1 minute read comment

Observation as an alternative to imagery – II In my last article (click to view) I suggested that observation could be used as an […]


Reaching Your Potential – An Optimum State of Mind

Posted 5 years ago Andrew Wood 3 minute read comment

When playing within a team sport having freedom and creativity are vital aspects of successful performance. This style can transform teams who are rigid […]


Observation as an alternative to imagery?

Posted 6 years ago Anne-Marie Higgins 1 minute read comments

Imagery is a great tool for improving sports performance and its use and benefits have been well documented.  However it is thought that the […]


The power of superstitions and rituals in sport

Posted 6 years ago Liam Blackwell 2 minute read comments

We’ve all seen or heard of elite sports people performing ritual movements before competitions, from a 100m runner blessing themselves before a race, to […]


Creating a Performance Bubble

Posted 6 years ago Nicola Hobbs 1 minute read comments

For athletes: How to create your own Performance Bubble… Pre-performance routines are the most effective means for you  to control arousal levels, achieve flow, […]


The importance of imagery in sport

Posted 6 years ago James Barraclough 3 minute read comments

Imagery has many uses not just in sport, but pretty much any occupation where motor (learnt) skills need to be performed to a high standard […]


Imagery in sport: Elite athlete examples and the PETTLEP model

Posted 6 years ago Mary Quinton 3 minute read comments

Imagery has been described as “an experience that mimics real experience, and involves using a combination of different sensory modalities in the absence of […]


Imagery and Visualization: Strength and Conditioning for the Athletic Brain

Posted 6 years ago Ryan Mallett 2 minute read comments

…”although successful performance is the greatest influence on confidence, vicarious experience – imagining success or watching someone else achieve success – is also a […]

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