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Matthew D. Bird and Brandonn S. Harris

consultants provide performance enhancement services to their clients, which may include mental skills training that incorporates goal setting, imagery, and relaxation interventions. Contingent on their type of training, a sport psychology practitioner may also work within clinical settings targeting

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Carol R. Glass, Claire A. Spears, Rokas Perskaudas and Keith A. Kaufman

Traditional mental training approaches for athletes typically involve somatic and cognitive techniques such as imagery, relaxation, and changing negative self-talk into more positive cognitions, with the goal of changing or controlling internal states in order to optimize athletic performance

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Kirsi E. Keskinen, Merja Rantakokko, Kimmo Suomi, Taina Rantanen and Erja Portegijs

and Social Affairs, Population Division . ( 2018 ). World Urbanization Prospects 2018 . Retrieved from U.S. Geological Survey . ( 2014 ). Earth Explorer, Landsat 4-5 TM C1 level 2 imagery . Retrieved from Van Cauwenberg , J. , Clarys

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Cheryl M. Glazebrook

. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 26 ( 1 ), 55 – 62 . PubMed doi:10.1002/chp.51 10.1002/chp.51 Grosprⓔtre , S. , Lebon , F. , Papaxanthis , C. , & Martin , A. ( 2016 ). New evidence of corticospinal network modulation induced by motor imagery . Journal of

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Florence Lebrun, Áine MacNamara, Dave Collins and Sheelagh Rodgers

to existing psychological skills developed by athletes for sport (e.g., quality practice, focus and distraction control, planning, imagery, goal setting, etc.; MacNamara et al., 2010 ; Orlick & Partington, 1988 ), knowledge, skills and behaviors can also be learned and developed by elite athletes

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Jens Van Lier and Filip Raes

-term persistence in a novel sport . Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 9 , 77 – 101 . doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2007.01.004 10.1016/j.psychsport.2007.01.004 Libby , L.K. , Valenti , G. , Pfent , A. , & Eibach , R.P. ( 2011 ). Seeing failure in your life: Imagery perspective determines whether self

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Luca Petrigna, Ambra Gentile, Diba Mani, Simona Pajaujiene, Tobia Zanotto, Ewan Thomas, Antonio Paoli, Antonio Palma and Antonino Bianco

. , … Hadjistavropoulos , H. ( 2012 ). The relationship of fear of falling and balance confidence with balance and dual tasking performance . Psychology and Aging, 27 ( 1 ), 1 – 13 . PubMed ID: 21707181 doi: 10.1037/a0024054 Hamel , M.F. , & Lajoie , Y. ( 2005 ). Mental imagery. Effects on static balance

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Brad Donohue, Yulia Gavrilova, Marina Galante, Elena Gavrilova, Travis Loughran, Jesse Scott, Graig Chow, Christopher P. Plant and Daniel N. Allen

, behavioral rehearsal, and imagery were extensively used. Providers used non-stigmatizing, achievement-oriented nomenclature (e.g., performance programming for treatment, goal-worthy for problem behavior). Optimal performance preparation: Consistent with evidence-supported mental preparation strategies

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Samuel R. Nyman

complication in defining Tai Chi is that it has many elements. This makes it difficult to isolate a particular mechanism for Tai Chi to provide health benefits. Eight elements have been identified as follows: focused attention, imagery and visualization, enhanced integration of physiological systems, moving