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Sports Performance Hypnosis

Athletes from all over the world are paying more attention to the mental side of their performance. Why? Because having the mental edge can be the difference between being great and world-class. Research shows that sporting ability is more to do with mental abilities rather than physical. Sports performance hypnosis works quickly to help athletes from all sports effectively up their mental game. Hypnosis uses the power and potential of the unconscious mind to get athletes into the “zone” whenever they need it.

Hypnotherapy can help with a range of sports including but not limited to: football, boxing, golf, cricket, running, weight lifting, swimming and darts. Everybody has internal resources. For athletes, accessing these internal resources and putting them to work can dramatically improve their performance.

The human brain can’t distinguish between something that has happened and something that has been vividly imagined. This means that if the human mind is able to imagine success, then it trains itself to accept success as a natural conclusion. Sports performance hypnosis can help athletes in the following ways:

  • banish negative beliefs and thoughts
  • improve self-belief and confidence in any given situation
  • help to maintain composure when it matters most
  • overcome distractions in the moment
  • utilise concentration and deep relaxation to visualise success
  • increase motivation and dedication

History of hypnosis in sports performance

Since 1956, hypnotic techniques have grown extensively within the sporting world to improve performance and produce world-class champions. Look deep enough into any sports and you will find these techniques being used. Sports psychology has become equally if not more so important than scientific technology. Visualisation and intense concentration are hypnotic techniques that are frequently found in the sporting world.

Effectiveness of Hypnosis in sports performance

Anyone can be taught simple yet effective hypnosis techniques to improve their performance, whether they are world-class football players or amateur runners just wanting to improve their time. At Wiser Horizons, sessions focus on:

  • Positive mental rehearsal (including effective NLP techniques to change limiting thoughts and bring back instant confidence)
  • Banishing limiting beliefs and reinforcing positive thinking
  • Overcoming mental blocks and barriers
  • Improving strategy and helping athletes get into the “zone”

Mastering the psychology behind a sport can be pivotal in achieving success. This is why hypnotherapy is becoming increasingly popular, especially in sports such as golf where a single poor shot can ruin an entire game.

The major percentage of sportspeople who consult hypnotherapists tends to be those wishing to improve at golf. However, hypnosis can be equally useful with all kinds of individual and competitive sports. The greatest of champions and athletes also tend to be the ones who have learned to think successfully, they have mastered the psychology of their individual sport.

Sports performance hypnosis could help you maximise your potential no matter what sport you play, or what level you compete at.