ERIC Number: ED286850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Athletes in Motion: Training for the Olympic Games with Mind and Body: Two Case Studies.
Two case studies illustrate the Fine-Tuning Effect and its benefit to participants in athletic competition. The Fine-Tuning Effect is the sharpening of psychological processes that enable physical skills to be expressed in a maximum fashion. Such techniques as muscle relaxation, visual imagery, guided fantasy, autogenic training, and meditation have been used to achieve results. Positive Replacement Imagery was also used to help athletes maintain relaxation during competition but retain complete focus and concentration on mind/body interaction. These two cases help define the relationship between the sports psychologist and the athlete. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Integrated Research Services, Eugene, OR.
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Mental Health and Technology (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 8-13, 1986).