Hypnosis has also historically been used by sporting competitors at all levels and is an incredibly powerful tool for athletes for both therapeutic and performance-enhancement purposes. Athletes try many different ways to help enhance their performance in sports and one extremely effective method commonly used is hypnotherapy.
In 1956 the Russian Olympic team took 11 hypnotists to the Melbourne Olympics as support staff and at those games the Russians won more medals than any other competing country. Golfer Jack Nicklaus says hypnosis and visualization techniques helped with his success in his sport and tennis pro Andre Agassi also used hypnosis and NLP to improve his performance on the tennis court. Roger Bannister used hypnotherapy before breaking the 4 minute mile.
Many successful sports professionals use some form of visualisation or hypnotherapy for sports performance and many seek the help of a clinical hypnotherapist or sports psychologist to assist in their mental preparation. While these two modalities have much in common clinical hypnotherapists directly influence the subconscious mind which controls learnt behaviour such as sporting skills, muscle memory, mental focus and other vital elements of sports performance. Many athletes are aware of issues that are causing them problems but are unable to overcome them without professional help. Using clinical hypnosis, sports performance can be improved without performance enhancing drugs.
Hypnotherapy can help often help with golf, running, football, cricket, boxing, darts, swimming, and most other sports. Every athlete, whether currently successful or not, has internal resources. Accessing these inner resources and putting them to work is often the advantage successful athletes have.
Hypnotherapy can improve and enhance an individual’s mental attitude by helping them to relax, removing anxieties and boosting confidence. Each individual is different, so results will vary from athlete to athlete, however in general, individuals can use hypnosis to maintain composure, overcome distractions and fears and gain confidence in their ability.
Chris is not only a qualified hypnotherapist, but is also a qualified Mind Coach specialising in sports performance.He also holds a diploma in sport physcology and is a member of the Football Medical Association
If you are involved in sport at any level whether professional or amateur, the first thing to do is contact the HypnoHut and book an initial free consult with us. During this we will explain to you how it all works, what to expect. Should you decide at that point that you would wish to proceed, we will agree a plan that will enable you to maximize your performance.
The first thing to do is contact the HypnoHut and book an initial free consult with us. During this we will explain to you how it all works, what to expect. Should you decide at that point that you would wish to proceed, we will develop a treatment plan.