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A Prescription For Abdominal Pain: Due Diligence "Miranda A. L. van Tilburg, a psychologist who is assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, was the lead author of a study published a year ago in Pediatrics, which showed good effects from a treatment called guided imagery."--Perri Klass, MD, for NY Times
We find it interesting that the medical field is using Guided Imagery. Guided Imagery is a powerful tool to improve a condition or performance by "accessing" the subconscious mind. We have used Guided Imagery to help various athletes remain calm and relaxed before and during an event. It helps the athlete perform better and reduces the chances of "choking". Guided Imagery is not limited to the sports and medical community– it can be used to improve performance in anything.
We are of the belief that, (1) athletes at the Olympic and professional level already use Guided Imagery to improve performance, but are quiet about it and, (2) the use of Guided Imagery will become common with all serious athletes in the future. Guided Imagery requires little time and energy investment, but the payoff is substantial.
Guided Imagery goes beyond what most people believe is "visualization". Visualization is something done on the conscious level. Guided Imagery is done on the subconscious level. The subconscious mind is far more powerful than the conscious mind. We'll address this topic further in a future post.