Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance
Hypnotherapy & the trance state can be very effectively utilised to overcome performance obstacles & help you achieve your sporting & life performance, visions & goals. Alongside the regular use of hypnotherapy, I’ll show you how to use self-hypnosis & visualisation to train the subconscious mind to perform as expected, on demand.
What Is Hypnotherapy?
Many people think hypnotherapy is like stage hypnosis. It is not. Hypnotherapists practice hypnotherapy and combine hypnosis + therapy for therapeutic advantage whilst hypnotists are performers that combine hypnosis + illusion to create the impression of control for entertainment purposes.
What To Expect During The Discovery Session
We’ll use Zoom for this 50-minute consultation. You’ll tell me about your sporting visions, goals and obstacles & we’ll discuss what the various solutions may look like. I’ll explain how hypnotherapy works & I’ll dispel a few myths. You’ll see how it works.
Book a FREE Discovery Session
We’ll discuss your visions, goals & obstacles & I’ll explain exactly why you are performing as you are & I’ll show you precisely how to recover & achieve your visions & goals.
Confidence in your abilities is a powerful predictor of success.
Set Big Goals
Set big goals that are broken down into a few smaller, short-term goals.
Use visualisation to rehearse skills, recall successes & predict outcomes.
Set Advance Anchors
Advance anchors can help you get fired up and ready to perform.
This refers to your positive language and is key to uninhibited performance.
Elicit Resources that encouraged, motivated, and helped achieve wins
Relive memories of determination & courage & paste them into the now.
Change Negative Language
Changing negative language activates production of supporting hormones.
Regulate arousal by not being too relaxed or too excited.
Perfectionism & The Practise & Competition Mindsets
Whilst perfectionism can often be engaged usefully in practice sessions, perfectionists sometimes have difficulty disengaging the “practise mindset” from the “competition mindset”. Active perfectionism in competition unhelpfully dwells on mistakes and missed chances and gets in the way. Appreciating and accepting the differences becomes vital.
Hypnosis Encourages Flow State
The zone, or flow state, is a highly focused state where your singular goal exists, to the exclusion of all else. You will perform at your best when you are present, with your mind and body focused on the here and now. Hypnosis encourages the mind to go into autopilot and instinctively do what it knows how to do without having to think about it.
Training Your Brain To Get The Best Out Of Your Body
Hypnosis engages the pleasantly disassociated and relaxed trance state. This is a state of heightened and focused attention that helps you observe issues and get out of your own way to effortlessly sidestep performance anxiety, stress, low moods, self-doubt, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, competition perfectionism and other unhelpful states.
Hypnosis Can Help You Create Your Winning Mindset
Beliefs have a huge impact on how you perform. Your beliefs produce your emotions and they activate the production of motivational hormones like serotonin or dopamine, or stress hormones like adrenaline or cortisol which direct your actions. When your beliefs are positive, your actions are positive, and they can energise your behaviour into success.