Imagery

I’m going to be writing a bit more about some of the tools I teach and use in sports psychology.

Today’s focus is on imagery.

Imagery is a great tool to prepare for competition in sport. It can also apply to every day life, like that upcoming stressful test or job interview.

Basically imagery is like running a movie in your mind. As a former high level ski racer, I used imagery on a daily basis running courses through my head. It especially came in handy on race day to memorize the course and make things happen come race time.

It’s a good idea to involve your body in imagery, muscle memory happens then and when you step up to the start gate it’s as though you’ve already done this before.

Remember this skill is completely transferable to every day life. I hope this comes in handy for you. Imagery is one of my go to tools in sports psychology. Try it and let me know what you think.

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