mental rehearsal

mental rehearsal

the use of imagery to practise an act mentally. In sport psychology, mental rehearsal is considered to be one of the fundamental mental skills for sports performers and is used for learning new skills, practising existing skills, preparing for performance and enhancing motivation. Also known as mental practice.
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The "Transforming Failure into Success" strategy involves mental rehearsal that lets us change our own behaviors.
This may represent a sort of mental rehearsal leading up to the true milestone that occurs after only a year of life: baby's first words.
According to the American Journal of Surgery, when you do that you'll be tricking your brain into having an experience you didn't actually have, and surgeons who practice their skills using mental rehearsal perform better in the operating room.
This is what athletes call mental rehearsal and it's a really good one to do just before the start of your holiday - and during your holiday - to keep you on track.
Exercises on mental rehearsal, visualization and coaching skills accompany tools for creating better relationships as well as honing in on professional financial goals, with the teachings exploring the nature of consciousness, unconscious thinking, and how to create a richer life overall.
When I have a particularly nervewracking performance coming up, I use a technique called mental rehearsal to help reduce anxiety.
Pretending is a mental rehearsal, assisted by physical rehearsals.
The tennis player may spend 15 minutes in mental rehearsal prior to a big match, visualizing a perfect performance.
Mental rehearsal for golf is what Ian Poulter calls it and he finds it very useful.
I believe that mental rehearsal is a really powerful tool, and when I coach young kickers I'm always keen to put that across.
For featured roles, she goes through lots of mental rehearsal, listening repeatedly to the music and reviewing choreography.

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