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"I never hit a shot without having a very sharp in-focus picture
of it in my head."
~~ Jack Nicklaus, Golf My Way
What people are saying
"Mary taught me a technique to see the end result, I did, and I won." ~~Linda Murphy,
golf tournament champion,
Los Colinas Country Club, Irving, TX
“I had an injury
and was due to compete in an important competition.
I consulted with Mary Kraemer to do some energy healing on my
ankle. 2004 Couples Fear Factor Champions
She also taught me to visualize the desired end result for the competition. With a physically intact body, and a lot of determination, we won!!!
~~-Jackson of ‘Monica and Jackson’,
2004 Couples Fear Factor Champions
Athletes frequently practice using the mind-body connection.
Externally the athlete has a coach for purposes of education,
improvement, guidance, conditioning, counseling..., the list could
go on and on.
The coach is equivalent to an external assistant. So what helps an athlete reach a desired goal or outcome? It's the element of external coaching and internal dialog. Internal dialog move an athlete forward when circumstances are less than desirable, when circumstances seem impossible, and when situations are exciting. The 'will' of an individual plays an important role. The 'will' is an example of internal dialog.
Athletes are taught early on from a coach to see the desired result happening in their mind's eye. For example: a runner is taught to close their eyes and see their body crossing the finish line in the fastest time possible using the mechanics that the coach has instilled. A basketball player is taught to see the ball going through the hoop for free shots with their eyes closed. A skier is taught to feel the mountain, moving fluidly with the slop and curves.
"There is a growing consensus that the next breakthroughs in
athletic performance will come not so much from more muscle bulk and
skeletal strength, as from a skillful combination of physical
training and the use of such largely neglected 'powers of the mind'
as concentration, meditation, visualization, and inner sensing."
~~What the Bleep do We Know, Movie and Study Guide