Title: Hypnosis to increase the effectiveness of Mental Imagery Techniques. The most useful recommendations (The best steps) to work properly.
Presenters: Michele Modenese
Didactic centre of the Faculty of Law and Administration (Krupnicza 33A)     
Wydział Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (Krupnicza 33A)  

Green Hall / Aula Zielona
Time: 14.06.2024 -10:30-12:00

Language: EN


We consider Mental imagery a popular cognitive simulation technique defined as “a symbolic sensory experience that may occur in any sensory
mode” (Hardy et al., 1996, p.28). One of its key applications is in mental practice (also known as ‘motor imagery’) or the systematic use of
mental imagery to rehearse skills covertly, without executing the movements involved.
Many authors have evaluated the efficacy of mental practice in laboratory settings, imagery researchers have gradually turned to sport (MacIntyre et al., 2013), exercise (Thøgersen-Ntoumani et al., 2012) and rehabilitation (Grangeon et al., 2012) contexts. Hypnosis has been used in many cases to increase the effectiveness of the Imagery technique (K. Mueller et al., 2012. M. Modenese, 2016 ).
Arising from these studies, a significant evidence-base has accumulated on hypnosis, imagery mechanisms and applications (Guillot & Collet, 2010. M. Modenese 2017). The present Workshop provides an expert statement on hypnosis application and optimal imagery use in sport, exercise and rehabilitation encompassing the evidence

1. Illustrate a working procedure with imaginative hypnosis resulting from the latest studies in the sector from the point of view of neuroscience.
2. Propose some short practical experiences with hypnosis to develop an intervention strategy in professional sport, phisical exercise and rehabilitation.
3. Give examples of work with high-level athletes and in integrated therapy with parkinson and stroke patients.