Hypnosis for Sports Improvement
Boost sporting performance with mental training and visualisation techniques
is being used more and more frequently in the world of sports to help
athletes enhance performance naturally
by harnessing the power of the
mind. You too could harness your own mental ability and improve both
physical control and concentration. Whether you want to improve your golf,
apply more focus when you are competing at athletics or alleviate nerves
before a competition then hypnosis could help you.
For an athlete, no matter what sport you play or what your
professional/amateur status, the longing to constantly improve inspires you
to be the best you can; but sometimes training alone is not sufficient to
achieve your goals. Mental training techniques
are now frequently
considered an essential part of any sportsperson’s regular routine.
Hypnosis could help you get both your physical and mental attributes working
together in unison. To be able to perform at the peak of your ability you
need to believe that you can do it. Often the problem lies in you
subconsciously concentrating on your past failures, and what you could have
done differently, rather than visualising your future successes… which is
where sports improvement hypnosis
Hypnosis has been used as an aid in sports for many years. For example:
- In 1956 the Russian Olympic team took 11 hypnotists to Melbourne with
them in order to help the athletes with visualization and improved mental
- In 1996 Steve Collins beat Chris Eubank for the World Boxing Organizations
Super-middleweight title, his victory was credited to the focus of attention
created by using hypnosis. Collins was programmed to throw two punches to
Eubank’s one and in the bout Collins threw over 600 punches to Eubanks 300.
- More recently Tiger Woods has used hypnosis and other mental techniques
(NLP, visualisation etc) to hone his skills, improve focus and enhance his golf
Some of the commonest areas where hypnotherapy could prove useful for
improved sports performance are detailed below, however this list is not
exhaustive and you may have specific issues affecting your own performance.
could help you to:
- Deal with anxiety or nerves before performing
- Improve confidence, concentration and
- Improve motivation for training
- Polish technique i.e. heighten awareness of movement and body position
- Overcome inhibiting thoughts and mental blocks about your performance
- See yourself succeeding… winning…
course it’s not just sports related problems that might affect your sporting
ability, other issues like stress
fears and phobias
or other emotional
issues can all get in the way of your achievements however if you are
motivated to succeed and rid yourself of these issues then
could help with these too.
So whether you are a professional sportsman or woman, or simple have
something you want to prove to yourself, why not see if
hypnotherapy for sports
could help you!
Hypnosis and Running (Athletics)
Take running as an example; if you are determined to improve your skills,
then hypnotherapy could help you to imagine yourself training and honing
that perfect technique, improve your focus and motivation, overcome mental
blocks or negativity, reinforce your self belief and, best of all, relax and
really enjoy running. Get “into the zone!” See yourself achieving your best
time, winning that race and achieving your goals.
The same theory applies to any number of different sports - boxing,
swimming, tennis, ice skating, golf, martial arts.... if you really want to
do it, then hypnotherapy could help you realize your sporting goals.
* Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy not an alternative therapy and not
an alternative to mainstream medical advice. If you are embarking on a new
exercise regime, have not undertaken any exercise for some time or have
concerns over your health you should always consult your doctor before
embarking on any fitness program.