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Transformers Visioning Class Wiki

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When we hear the word "visioning" we think of one of our senses; sight.  The reality is that visioning incorporates all of our senses to give us a realistic image of an event.  Many people use visioning and imagery to get the feeling of an experience before it happens.  In this vision we can control all the factors and outcomes.  It is almost like a flight simulator that pilots use before taking off in an actual plane.  We use all the senses to describe exactly how we will feel so that we are not surprised by the sensations.  Many sports psychologists use this technique with elite athletes to give them a positive mental picture before a big game, meet or race.  The athlete is told to describe every detail that might come to their attention in the most perfect way that it could occur.  They hear the roar of the crowd, feel the breeze roll over the hairs on their skin, they see their opponents preparing, and smell the fresh cut grass.  A sprinter would talk about how they would strip off their warm ups and get down into the blocks.  They would be feeling great as they practice their starts.  They are perfect every time.  Then they would describe everything they would feel from the point they hear the gun go off to the the celebration after they won the race. Not only is visioning practiced with professional athletes. Visioning can also be practiced in both an individual or group environment. If a business were trying to gain success, they would use visioning to predict what could possibly happen. Predicting not only benefits, but also downfalls which can assist the group to make better decisions for the outcome. The practice of visioning on an individual level can help one reach a dream or their desired goals. The individual would most likely pick the goal they want to attain, and plan strategies using visioning in the attempt to know what or what not to expect. Visioning is an important practice to incorporate with one's life, since it is almost like the self motivator within the person. They can surround themselves with senses in order to feel the drive and determination. It is taking a step into the future so that we can take a moment to recollect our strategies; strengthening the mind and body connection.    (Chelsea Gobster) (Franchesca Previte)



Media Elements


Ryan Lochte: Visualizing the perfect race

Ryan talks about visualizing every aspect of his race.  He incorporates all of his senses.  Most of all everything is positive and outstanding about his performance up until him celebrating his win. Found using youtube.com as a search engine. http://youtu.be/6wkH0yFZXBE (Chelsea Gobster)



 Visualization exercises that work like magic

This video goes through a number of different visualization exercises that can be done regularly.  Found using youtube.com as a search engine.

http://youtu.be/Xfry34TG80I (Chelsea Gobster)


A simple exercise in creative visualization

This video talks you through a visualization exercise.  Found using youtube.com as a search engine.

http://youtu.be/UtYV0QL1Bd4 (Chelsea Gobster) 


Iyanla Vanzant takes her audience through a visualization exercise. Found using youtube.com as a search engine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OTBBvzPhZI (Franchesca Previte) 


Noah Hammond walks you through the steps of creating a vision. More for beginners who are just getting started. Found using youtube.com as a search engine. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrs0GBDZ75E (Franchesca Previte) 


Martin Hagger a professor in Psychology, explains what sports psychology is. He exemplifies how the goals that people set, and their attitude towards that goal, play a huge part in determining their success. Found using youtube.com as a search engine. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG7v4y_xwzQ (Franchesca Previte). 





Imagery In Sport

Imagery is used by most elite athletes and by clients of sports psychologists.  This book addresses in depth what is known about the topic since most information on the matter is limited to a single article or chapter in a book. This book includes the theories and research done in imagery and its future directions. Found using Amazon.com as a search engine.

Morris, T., Spittle, M. & Watt, A. (2005). Imagery In Sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

(Chelsea Gobster)


Dance Imagery for technique and performance

This book provides 583 imagery exercises designed to improve a dancer's technique, performance and artistic expression. Dance is all about telling a story. The dancer has to have the proper images in their head in order to properly convey that story to the audience.  Found using Amazon.com as a search engine.

Franklin, E. (1996). Dance Imagery for technique and performance. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. (Chelsea Gobster)


Creative Visualization

Creative visulaization is used today in health, education, sports, business and arts. In this book, Gawain explains how to use imagery to produce positive changes in one's life. The book includes exercises in how to channel energy in positive directions and improve overall health.  Found using Amazon.com as a search engine.

Gawain, S. (2002). Creative Visualization. Berkely, CA: Whatever Pub. (Chelsea Gobster)


Re-visioning Pyschology

James Hillman shows the importance of connections with our life and soul, and our mind and body. Also incorporating the ideas of behavioral change and visioning. Found using google.com.

Hillman, J. (1976). Re-Visioning Psychology. New York City, NY: Harper & Row Publishers.  (Franchesca Previte) 


Awaken The Giant Within

Robbins teaches the mechanisms that can be used to take control of your life and shape your own future, the way you have always desired. Visualization plays a huge part in mastering the fundamentals of life. Found using google.com.

Robbins, A. (1992). Awaken The Giant Within. New York City, NY: Simon & Schuster Inc. Free Press. (Franchesca Previte).


Envision Your Way to Success

 James Bergstrand shows us how to take the knowledge that we already have, and reform it into something even more efficient. Found using googole.com. Bergstrand, J. (2011) Envision Your Way To Success. New York City, NY: New Word City, Inc. (Franchesca Previte).

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This study tested the difference between a self-reported psychological state versus heart rate during several different imagery exercises.  The results showed that the exercises that predicted there would be a response showed an increase in heart rate and that the coping exercises gave the athletes a self-perceived improvement. Found using NAU's cline library search engine.

Cumming, J., Olphin, T., & Law, M. (2007). Self-Reported Psychological States and Physiological Responses to Different Types of Motivation. (Chelsea Gobster)


For beginnners, guided imagery is an easy way to get started with connecting the mind and body.  For those who are advanced it is a tool to inner guidance. This article tells about the pros, cons and differences from other relazation techniques.  Found using NAU's cline library search engine.

Scott, E. (2007). Using Guided Imagery for Stress Management. About.com Health's Disease Condition. (Chelsea Gobster)


This article gives five tips for sports psychology and how it can be used in sports.  Found using NAU's cline library search engine.

Kinnison, B. (2012). The Power of Visualization. Sports Psychology Today. Retreived from http://www.sportpsychologytoday.com/sport-psychology-for-coaches/the-power-of-visualization/ (Chelsea Gobster)


This article displays the importance of visioning by working in a team environment. It also helps readers value and evaluate health to a deeper level. Found using NAU's cline library search engine. McSherry, R. (2008). Effective team working: the importance of visioning, valuing and evaluating innovation and change in health and social care.Practice Development In Health Care7(2), 67-68. doi:10.1002/pdh.257 (Franchesca Previte) 


For people who are attempting to have a successful business, or anyone who wants to become more motivated about their goal/vision. Found using NAU's cline library. Coulson-Thomas, C. (2008). Creating a winning board. Management Services52(1), 12-13. (Franchesca Previte) 


This article is great for finding the tools to conquer your dream or goal. If you are in the middle of processing your vision, it will give you all the right tools for success. Found using NAU's cline library. Boomer, C., Collin, I., & McCormack, B. (2008). 'I have a dream': a process for visioning in practice development. Practice Development In Health Care,7(2), 70-78. (Franchesca Previte) 

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 Credible Websites

This website gives a clear description of imagery as a stress management technique.  The page provides step-by-step instructions on how to begin the practice of visioning along with key points and tips. Found using google.com.

(2013) Imagery: Mental Stress Management & Visualization: Imagingin and Achieving your goals. Mind Tools: Essential tools for an excellent career. Retreived from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_81.htm. (Chelsea Gobster)


This website focuses on using visualization to reduce stress. It tells you why it is so helpful for us in our busy lives and how to get started.  Found using google.com.

Martin, I. (2006). Guided Visualization: A Way to Relax, Reduce Stress, and More!. Psych Central. Retrieved from http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/guided-visualization-a-way-to-relax-reduce-stress-and-more/(Chelsea Gobster)


This website relates visualization to sports psychology and gives several tips for how athletes can use it to improve their perfomance.  Found using google.com.

Wintink, M. (2010).Visualization in Sport: Teaching yourbrain what is possible. Ultimate Rob. Retreived fromhttp://www.ultimaterob.com/2010/04/29/visualization-in-sport-teaching-your-brain-what-is-possible (Chelsea Gobster)


This website portrays the following steps that need to be completed during any visualization process. It also gives tips about getting started with a certain vision. Found using google.com. Kotsos, T. (2011). Creative Visualization Explained. Site Build It. Retrieved from http://www.mind-your-reality.com/creative_visualization.html#Part_2 (Franchesca Previte)


This websites relates to a transformation as a whole, but explains why visioning is needed in order to make the desired behavioral change. Found using google.com. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.soulseeds.com/ (Franchesca Previte) 


This website provides information on more of the sports medicine aspect of visualization. It talks about sports psychology and how it is used on elite athletes today. It also shows the benefits athletes gain out of their visioning experiences. Quinn, E. (2013). Visualization Techniques and Sports Performance. Retrieved from http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/sport_psych/a/aa091700a.htm (Franchesca Previte) 



Original Work


Visualization .pptx (Franchesca Previte)


Visualization.pptx  (Chelsea Gobster) 

Summary of transformational pratices 



     Hello my name is William Cassalata. For the second half of this semester I have been practicing the self-care practice of visioning. I chose this practice because it went will with the practice of juornaling which I did the first half of the semester. I wanted to make a vision board to help me find what’s important in my life. I after careful consideration to details I make my board and then wrote in my journal about the experience and what the picture and quotes in the board meant to me. I made the vision board on my dream of opening my own business. After making it, writing about it, and looking at it daily I found that I was more motivated to do things. I found my purpose in life and I realized that nothing can stand in my way.

     Anyone can benefit from this practice on both a personal and a professional level. On the personal level one can use visioning to picture a successful speech that they may need to present. This can calm ones nerves and think positively about the situation. A person can also use visioning by making a vision board about their future success as a student in college. Looking at this vision board throughout the week can inspire or motivate the person to do what needs to be done to achieve this future success. On a professional level businesses can use visioning to predict the future outcome of their product or service which can tell the businesses to keep on track or change something to meet their goals. Other professionals, in the healthcare field, can use visioning as a coping strategy to calm their clients. When their clients vision a happy place they can better control their emotions and their lives.    (William Cassalata)


Comments (13)

Students said

at 7:37 pm on Mar 24, 2013

I really like your wiki and this topic. I loved the different color for each type of reference. Your pictures for the paragraph are eye catching and relate well to the visioning topic well. Two things that might make this page even better is if you added more information about visioning that relates to the non-athlete because this is a great technique for anyone to use. I think adding information about a vision board will help the non-athlete. Also I really liked your power points but it would make this page even better if it was able to be seen on it, instead of being seen as a link. (William Cassalata)

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at 10:39 am on Mar 26, 2013

Your use of color in the wiki was very easy to follow, I knew exactly what section I was in because of it. One thing I would do is try to make a better distinction between the citation/link and the abstract. I really enjoyed how one of the main focuses of your wiki was visioning and sports. As someone who is very into sports and exercise this drew me into your wiki and made me want to look at all the information. The information was very interesting. I enjoyed the article showing 5 tips for visualization. It was laid out very clear and easy to read. As I have seen on some other wikis including a small picture of the book might make the wiki look a little nicer. Make it so it isn't all a bunch of words. Overall a really good job. (Michelle Stauffer)

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at 12:22 pm on Mar 29, 2013

I love the topic chosen and found the wiki very informative. I am a very visual person and enjoyed the color use with the fonts. One suggestion would to add a little more information that is not just from an athletic perspective. You have a lot of information and at times the links and citations blended together a liitle more distinction between summary and link would be helpful. Adding some visual stimulation through out the wiki would also help to keep the reader engaged. Overall it was awesome very informative and I really enjoyed the media elements on quick tips for visualization. Looking forward to the final product looks great. (Brette Martin)

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at 7:21 pm on Mar 29, 2013

I thought your wiki was really interesting. I liked how there were different colors for each section. I would suggest making sure that all of the fonts are the same for each section. But I did think that the wiki was extremely educational. (Danielle Wagner)

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at 9:14 pm on Mar 31, 2013

First of all, just skimming the page captured my attention. Makes me want to go to my group's wiki and make it more organized by having each section different colors like this one. The introduction really makes me want to read more. Saying that visioning is more than just sight makes me want to know why! Use of detail in the intro is absolutely awesome. I'm actually doing visioning for my transformational change right now, so all this information is getting me excited to continue in that transformational change. I really enjoyed the article choices. They are different but have the same goals. I literally can't wait to take the time to see the different articles and youtube videos individually and throughly, to help me improve my life choices. All thanks to this group's well-thoughtout wiki! Maybe two more pictures capturing the topic of visioning will really put it all together well! good job. (Hannah Simpson)

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at 2:50 pm on Apr 1, 2013

Your wiki was one of my favorites. I like that you guys used different font colors to separate the different sections. I also like that you guys mad powerpoints for your original creations instead of using pictures and quotes like everyone else. You both had some great sources and your hard work shows. A suggestion I have is to go back and check fonts and font sizes there are a few sections that look different than the rest of the page. Maybe you guys might consider adding pictures throughout the page. Overall you guys did a great job.

Students said

at 6:17 pm on Apr 7, 2013

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Students said

at 10:45 pm on Apr 1, 2013

The intro was spot on and I really enjoyed it. Visioning is used in so many different ways and typically when I have thought about visioning it is always in the distant future and the steps needed to get where I want to be but when you bring in the sports side of it, it really shows the benefits of visioning in the short term as well. I really enjoyed the feel of the page from the athletic standpoint. I also like that you include several different links and information on differing styles of visioning and provide plenty of practices for the viewers of the page to participate in. I would consider adding a more capturizing image to the page. Something that really screams out to the reader and grabs their attention. Also the color theme is very cool but in the books and article sections it gets a little difficult to differentiate between the summaries and the links but by if you use different color shades like on the McSherry article it's much easier.

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at 6:02 pm on Apr 2, 2013

Amazing job! I loved how you used the different colors and sub heading to identify the different sections. The summary at the beginning was great. I would have like to see more pictures and videos. It makes it hard redirect to the video clips. I think it’s a lot easier to press play straight from the wiki. Overall great wiki, I enjoyed reading it. (Shelita J Pauley)

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at 10:55 am on Apr 3, 2013

Great job on your Wiki. I really liked the material you added and it was very informative. You do a good job of describing the benefits of visioning and I liked how you added descriptions of the links you posted and this made it easy to read through. Other visual aides such as diagrams may be useful here, but may be difficult to find covering this topic.Also adding some color to the page may make it a little brighter and pleasing to the eye. Your Wiki is still very well organized and easy to read through. I also like the pictures/visual aides that were posted at the top. I would suggest adding more if you can find some that are fitting for this topic. Great work! (Matt Koithan)

Students said

at 8:37 pm on Apr 9, 2013

For the revision I added the direct youtube videos to the page so someone can watch them directly from our wiki instead of following the link. I also added horizontal lines to separate each section. This makes our wiki a little more visually appealing. I fixed a lot of the inconsistency of the font throughout our wiki so that it is the same in each section. I added direct links to every website on our wiki so that it is easier for the reader to find our sources of information. (Chelsea Gobster)

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at 2:46 pm on Apr 14, 2013

For the revision of our Wiki I added more to the intro paragraph. I felt like it was kind of lacking length wise. I was trying to portray that it isn't just athlete who use this practice, people use it for different reasons and in different settings. I also tried to make all of the fonts the same "Normal" font and put it at size 12. I revised my citations since some of mine were incorrect. Thank you so much everyone for the awesome feedback! (Franchesca Previte).

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at 2:47 pm on Apr 14, 2013

Oh and I also added two more motivational pictures to the wiki to make it more visually appealing. (Franchesca Previte).

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