Fear in itself can be a cognitive bias. How do we deal with fear?
In the last session we learnt a four step response to acknowledging and managing emotions in medical practice. RARE: React, Accept, Reset, Engage.
Sometimes with fear we only have time to react and engage. Mental practice is the cognitive rehearsal of a skill in the absence of physical movement, its a warm up.
This is based on dual coding theory, recognising that you brain doesn’t know the difference from a learning perspective between a real and imagined experience.
Here Hicks and Spurr talk about mental practice but most importantly doing it with rigor.