ANSWER TO QUIZ OF THE WEEK FOR MAY 18, 2007

What is mental conditioning?

It is the systematic mental repetition of some image, activity or behaviour, with no observable movements. It helps to prepare the mind and body.

What is the purpose of mental conditioning?

There are 7 purposes:

  • enhance learning and retention of new skills
  • eliminate ineffective skills or habits
  • control stress
  • improve decision making
  • improve physical performance
  • improve confidence
  • reduce the chances of PTSD

Name two basic skills that aid in performing mental conditioning?

  • relaxation
  • imagery

Judy Hackett;
Clinical Educator, CCTC

 

References:

MOAB training.

 

Brenda Morgan
Clinical Nurse Specialist, CCTC
Last Update: May 29, 2007

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