Perhaps the NLP thread should have come in here..ho hum. Does anyone here use training techniques that aren't exactly chessic in nature. I mean different from studying square weaknesses or tactics. Things like NLP to improve cognition or mental processing, modelling, or like in Graham Buckley's- Practical Chess Analysis. he states that many errors are due to a blurry inner picture of the board. Okay, I know not everyone uses the Visual Representational system, some rely on a feeling (kinesthetic) etc. But anyway, has anyone tried working on the clarity of the inner picture? I have just started so I cannot really remark on any potential progress. Also hard to determine if the progress came from the Visual Exercises or the tactics and games I am playing. One last one, has anyone tried ImageStreaming? I remember when I didn't study chess, just played games and I began practicing ImageStreaming and I quickly jumped from beating the 1500's to the 178~ on Chessmaster. Ya I know the personality ----(choose expletive) but still, I noticeed marked and dramatic improvement. Should probably start that again. Anyway, this is too long. Any comments?