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Old 04-27-2010, 02:51 PM   #16
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Re: Getting Your Mind Ready. Fast.

IMHO,create an associated anchor/trigger.

Think of the word that represents the state you want to be in.
Find a time in your life you where in that state.
Step inside that memory as if you were actually there.
Say the word associated with the state you want as you exhale and relax.
Do this repeatedly until saying the word and exhaling becomes associated with the state.
Then just before you step on the mat (or any time) exhale and say the word. If associated strong enough it should trigger the state of mind/body it was anchored to.

Good luck.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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