Prisoner of War Improves His Game by Golfing in His Head | Print |  E-mail
Monday, 09 August 2010
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This anecdote appeared amid our lively debate last week on using guided imagery downrange, and its a great reminder of how imagery gets used on a regular basis by prisoners of war.  People who are trapped in conditions of sensory deprivation invariably turn to imagery - they just intuitively go there. Here is the posting:
 

I recall reading an article where a soldier, while a prisoner of war, played golf in his mind.  Each day he played on a different course he remembered. Not only did he survive the trauma of being imprisoned, his golf game was improved when he returned home to the States. I want our soldiers to be the best they can be - but most of all I want them to come back home and be able to lead productive lives.



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written by Mary Greiner, September 05, 2010
What a wonderful testament to the power of the human mind. Reminds me of Viktor Frankl's book "Man's Search for Meaning." We have the power to survive traumatic situations, if we have the tools to know how.
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written by vivi, October 10, 2011
What a wonderful testament to the power of God. Reminds me of the book "The Bible", the actual meaning of life. We are given the power to survive dificult situations because we were created in the image of our Creator, who knows all solutions.

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