How intuition helps athletes win

Intuition in Athletics by Giuseppina “Vidheya” Del Vicario 3-time Italian Martial Arts Champion tells how to play the game to win Sporting activities are very valuable to society: Young people benefit from participating in sporting activities because this helps their bodies to grow stronger, so they will be strong and healthy adults. Sports teaches the…

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Practice when you don’t need to

The best time to practice The best time to practice is when you don’t need to. Why is that? Because that is when it is the easiest. When you are not under stress, it is easy to relax and enter the alpha level. Then later, when you encounter a stressful situation and need to enter…

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Choose Greatness

We move in the direction of our dominant thoughts Once upon a time there was a man who made his living selling newspapers on a downtown street corner. He lived in a damp room that was too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. All that he was aware of was his…

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A Glass of Milk

William R. Sturdevant One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young…

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How to use your time at level effectively

by Jose Silva We recommend to Silva graduates that you enter your level – the alpha level – at least once a day, for 15 minutes. How are you going to spend your time there? Without moving, just using your mind, mental activities, no body movement. Take an inventory for instance. Review what you did…

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Difference between 3-Scenes and MentalVideo

Q: I’m confused about the difference between the mental video technique and the three screen techniques. I mean, I know **how** to use them, but how do you decide which one to use? I’m visioning to lose weight and get healthy and I was using the Three Screen Technique. Is that the proper technique to…

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Overcome fear of public speaking

(This question came from a new Silva Instructor.) Q: Any tips on public speaking? A: Oh yes! Mental Rehearsal. I used to imagine speaking to a group of 3. Then when I was comfortable with that – in the 3-Scenes Technique, not in the “real world” – I increased the group size to 5. Whenever…

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Questions about the MentalVideo

Questions About the MentalVideo Q: I went back and reviewed the tapes and workbook and now I suspect that I may not be doing the mental video method correctly which may explain why I have not been very successful with the method. Here are some questions: I am still not really clear on what is…

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Success tips from Juan Silva

Jose Silva (right) consulting with his brother Juan (This interview, conducted with Juan Silva in 1996, draws on his 45 years of research and experience in the field. The interview was conducted by Ed Bernd Jr., who worked closely with Juan as coordinator of SIGA, the Silva alumni association that Juan founded in 1982. They…

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How to get whatever you need

You can get whatever you need… when you have the right reasons by Jose Silva When programming for money, the first thing to think about is, What are you going to do when you get it? You don’t want to just go away on a vacation and forget everything else. Your obligations still continue while…

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