The ability to generate and control images is an important factor in determining the effectiveness of imagery interventions. Despite evidence that imagery ability improves with practice, until recently, few established ways for its development existed. This article describes the application of layered stimulus response training (LSRT), a technique based on Lang’s bioinformational theory. We explain LSRT, why it works, and how it can be evaluated with a detailed case study. We also offer variations to LSRT for overcoming common imagery problems experienced by clients.
Cumming, J., Cooley, S. J., Anuar, N., Kosteli, M. C., Quinton, M. L., Weibull, F., & Williams, S. E. (2016). Developing Imagery Ability Effectively: A Guide to Layered Stimulus Response Training. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. https://doi.org/10.1080/21520704.2016.1205698