Guided Imagery for Surgery

First, it works.

Athletes and visualization  - Olypians 

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/sports/olympics/olympians-use-imagery-as-mental-training.html

“Visualization, for me, doesn’t take in all the senses,” said Emily Cook, the veteran American aerialist. “You have to smell it. You have to hear it. You have to feel it, everything.”

Imagery has seldom been more in evidence than in Sochi, where the starting areas have been full of Olympians going through the motions, figuratively or literally. “Oh, yeah, it’s ridiculous; we’re all up there flapping our arms,” Cook said. “It looks insane, but it works.”

The Joint Commission

How you can benefit from it.