This anecdote appeared amid our lively debate last week on using guided imagery downrange, and it’s 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.”