IMPROVE YOUR SPORTS PERFORMANCE WITH SPORTS HYPNOSIS
11th January, 20120 Comments
Written by: Stephen Kamsika M.W.F.H.andM.B.A.th.H
Sports hypnosis has played a significant part through history in determining the outcome of success. Top sports athletes have used mental training (whether it’s called hypnosis or not, transforming their body and mind to anchor a winning mentality).
PELE- recalled his performance after playing for Brazil in the 1958 world cup finals as like playing in a trance.
TIGER WOODS- “I always have an inner peace on the golf course.I’ve learned to trust the subconscious. My inside never lied to me when I was in the zone.
ROGER BANNISTER-The first man to run the mile in under 4 minutes commented he felt a detachment from his legs at the half way stage.
Within 1 year of Bannister breaking the 4 minute mile barrier many other athletes’ world wide smashed this apparently unbreakable time barrier. Do you think they all suddenly became fitter and stronger in their bodies alone in this short time period…?. The fact is there was a limiting believe that man was unable to run a mile in under 4 minutes. When this limiting belief was removed from the minds of athletes there were able to access a different belief. The changed state brought about a change in outcome.
These are just a few of high profile athletes who have brought together mind and body to function as one to bring success. There are countless others who have being documented.
Today more and more athletes are turning to sports hypnosis for help to improve their sports performance. Recently golfer Frances Bondad has claimed hypnotherapy has helped to lift her game after winning the Sanya Ladies Open 2011.
The 23 year old was quick to note how important her recent hypnotherapy sessions had been, saying that they had helped banish thoughts of her win-less past and sort herself out psychologically.
Bondad labelled it “unbelievable” how the professional hypnotherapy allowed her to change, leading her to victory which earned her a cash prize and a 3 year exemption to the ladies tour.
It’s common for sportsmen and sportswomen to see hypnotherapists about sporting motivation or fitness, since they work so hard on the physical side of matters that they forget about the mental aspects.
There are a number of fears that high-profile athletes often suffer from, including worries about being watched and concerns about looking foolish. This can bring about stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional states. This side of sport has being recently highlighted in the BBC 1 television programme, hidden side of sport in which cricketer Freddie Flintoff explores depression in professional sport.
This is a step forward in bringing forward into this century that there is a need for mind and body to work as one. This is where professional sports hypnotherapist can help provide this environment in which an athlete’s total wellbeing can flourish.
WHAT MIGHT A SESSION OF SPORTS HYPNOSIS INVOLVE?
A session might involve discussing in detail the positive result you the athlete wants to achieve. Everything is geared towards creating the winning environment for your success.
They key is to gain precise control over your actions. You will learn techniques that will enable you to access these internal signals on tap.
You can have skills in your armoury to not be distracted by negative influences and command your own resources to manage stress and ease muscular tension …and much, much more.
CREATING OPTIMUM STATE FOR PERFORMANCE
A professional sports hypnotherapist can work with the athlete by utilising their own natural resources to help create an optimum state for performance in the following
- Pre routine set up
- Self Control
- Positive self talk
- Target Setting
- Sports Injuries (mental blocks)
- Model Experts in your Field
- Produce Winning Results
- Learn to Access 100% of Resources at Will.
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