Of course being a successful athlete involves maintaining high levels of physical fitness. However, this is only part of the strategy required for success, as according to research, sports performance has more to do with mental abilities than physical abilities. Thousands of sports people know that their mental state can have a positive effect on their sports performance. Hypnosis has been used for many years to help professional athletes enhance their natural ability and even the famous golfer Tiger Woods regularly uses hypnosis
I love to see people for sports related hypnotherapy and over the years I have helped people in areas as diverse as tennis, golf, kickboxing, snooker, competitive swimming, marathon running, skiing, rowing, and even cage-fighting! Whether you compete at some level or play for fitness, leisure or fun, hypnotherapy can help.
Mind Control In Sport
Successful athletes will often control their state of mind so they have a psychological advantage which prevents them from being affected by nerves or other factors. Hypnotherapy engages an athletes mind in a positive way to help them focus on their goals and achieve them. Being able to control negative thoughts and emotions is the basis of sports psychology and can often be achieved through hypnosis. Sports people often refer to being in the ‘zone’. This means that they get totally absorbed in what they are doing and barely notice outside distractions when performing at their best. Hypnosis can often help individuals access the ‘zone’ so that they can use this to enhance their performance
How can hypnotherapy help with sports performance?
Hypnotherapy has helped thousands of people to change their lives – and it can help you too!
Hypnotherapy can 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 own ability.
The brain can’t distinguish between doing something or imagining doing something so visualising winning a competition can help tune your mind for success. If the human mind is capable of imagining something, it's capable of making it happen. Hypnosis can help athletes:
• improve their confidence and self-belief
• remove negative thoughts and negative beliefs
• increase motivation and dedication
• use deep relaxation and concentration to gain success
• maintain composure and overcome distractions
*Hi Mandy, just thought I would let you know that my matches are now being televised, thank you so much for helping me get in the right mindset, I am fighting better than ever!!
‘Bam-Bam’ Cage-fighter. Maidstone
*As you know I was ‘hitting the wall’ at 19 miles, but the hypnosis helped me to focus and find reserves I didn’t know I had. I got a personal best! Thankyou x
Helen, Marathon runner. Kent
*Just loving the golf again now. I feel so different when I play, I am relaxed and in a whole new way of thinking. I have started to beat my friends regularly and I am torn between recommending them to you or keeping the secret to myself!
Andrew. Golfer. West Malling
*Disclaimer: Results May Vary From Person to Person
Bluebird Hypnotherapy is based Nr Maidstone (Kent) & Harley Street (London)