Mental drills

How mental imagery can improve your sports performance

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The ability to look into the future and the capacity to imagine have both played an important role in the success of the human species. And as Dr Costas Karageorghis explains, these same abilities can be harnessed to improve sports performance. What are imagery and self-hypnosis? Mental imagery can be defined as the process that... MORE

Developing a positive attitude towards pressure improves performance

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The psychological states associated with peak performance and how to achieve them regularly Oscar Wilde once said that ‘consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative’! However, it’s an irrefutable fact that consistency in sport is essential for long-term success. Andy Lane explains how you can increase your consistency for better sport performanceImagine the scene;... MORE

Brain training to enhance motor skills

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Can brain training exercises can result in successful changes to sport skills? Steve Robson looks at the evidence Back in the middle part of the 20th century, scientists assumed that localised areas of the brain were exclusively responsible for controlling specific tasks such as movement, speech and sight.  This approach was known as ‘localisation theory’.... MORE

How mental imagery and self-hypnosis can improve performance

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Focusing your mind can result in huge performance gains The ability to look into the future and the capacity to imagine have both played an important role in the success of the human species. And as Dr Costas Karageorghis explains, these same abilities can be harnessed to improve sports performance. What are imagery and self-hypnosis?... MORE


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