The Uses of Relaxation and Mental Imagery to Enhance Athletic Performance

  • Errol R. Korn


Physical training has long been the foundation for insuring optimal physical performance. Until recently, little attention has been given to mental training. Now, many authorities in the United States and in Eastern Bloc countries feel that unless the powers of the mind are used, the athlete may realize less than half of his/her potential. The difference in performance between two athletes, equally well gifted and trained, usually lies in mental factors.


Mental Imagery Athletic Performance Relaxation Response Altered State Autogenic Training 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Errol R. Korn
    • 1
  1. 1.Pain Rehabilitation Unit Bay Hospital Medical CenterUniversity of California, School of MedicineChula VistaUSA

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