Ess 3318 - Imagery 11

Ess 3318 - Imagery 11 - Imagery in Sport The Power of...

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Imagery in Sport
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The Power of Imagery Tiger Woods, in his first international tournament, was thinking: “Where I wanted the ball to go” Wayne Gretzky (re: holding the Stanley Cup): “I really believe if you visualise yourself doing something, you can make that image come true.” Pat Cash described using imagery to defeat Ivan Lendl in the 1987 Wimbledon Championships
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Defining Imagery “Using all the senses to re-create or create an experience in the mind Imagery is a polysensory & emotional experience = enhanced vividness of image “A mental technique that programs the mind and body to respond optimally” “Imagery is based on memory” & creation
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Imagery does work! Anecdotal Reports 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; it’s 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
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ESS 3318 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Texas Tech.

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Ess 3318 - Imagery 11 - Imagery in Sport The Power of...

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