Tune Into the Power of Mental Imagery During Practice and Performance
Accelerate and Deepen Learning.
Well-conceived, clear mental rehearsal using multiple modes of imagery (aural, kinesthetic, visual) activates the same neural pathways as actual physical practice. Mental imagery used in combination with physical practice encodes the material being learned at a deeper level and accelerates the learning process.
Practice without physical exhaustion.
The mind doesn’t differentiate clearly imaged, purposeful mental practice from actual physical practice, so you can practice when physically tired.
The Power of Multimodal Imagery.
Great performers in all domains tap into their powers of imagery during practice/preparation and performances. Numerous studies have shown that imagery practice combined with physical practice yields significantly better results than physical practice alone.
Practice mental rehearsal on a regular basis.
How to begin? Begin by practicing in short, focused practice sessions. To learn more, click here to access the Mental Rehearsal Guide worksheet.