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Sports hypnosis can be used in treating injuries or disabilities. The athlete visualizes his/her injury healing, or imagines him-/herself succeeding where before s/he may have failed. In the case of a an experienced alpine mountaineer who had sustained several traumatic climbing injuries, she healed herself using hypnotic ego-strengthening, mental rehearsal, "Inner Strength" as well as active-alert trance states. Later, she returned to the Cascade Mountains where she had been injured three years earlier and reached the summit of Mount Shuksan.