Without the mental edge to win you and/or your team will suffer. Doubt will creep into your mind, followed by anxiety and loss of confidence. We see it all the time in teams where results go against them and nothing seems to work where it was working amazingly last season.
The mind plays a powerful role in sports as what your mind can conceive, you believe. This works to the positive if you are excelling and can't see it any other way. When you're not focused and in the zone this allows for distractions and negative self-talk and as a result performance slips.
Sports Hypnosis helps you to get back in the zone and focus on your goals and only seeing yourself WIN! Whether you're a horse rider with anxiety after a bad fall or a golfer who's lost their swing, this is all the mental aspect which can be changed for your benefit with hypnosis.
Many famous sports people have used hypnotherapists such as Tiger Woods, Andy Murray, Michael Jordan, Mary Lou Retton and Kevin McBride are just a few. Many athletes acknowledge that sports are not entirely a physical game. A player’s body has to be in shape, but this is only one part of the battle. Sports are largely a mental game. First, a player needs to have the right attitude to win. They need to believe they can win or they will be hindering their abilities with a lack of confidence. Then, a person has to be focused on winning. Doubts, anxiety, and unrelated thoughts can often get in the way of a player’s game. That is why famous athletes use sport hypnosis to relax their mind and focus on the challenge in front of them.
Sport hypnosis helps athletes channel more of their brain power when they play. Anyone can call upon this power and use more of their mind. Using more of one’s mind can help an athlete achieve new records and accomplish things they had not done before.
It is also well documented that injuries heal quicker with the assistance of hypnosis as the body will accept suggestions of inflammation reducing and less muscle atrophy during injury. This has been proved time and time again.
Whatever sport or level you are at, if you feel you haven't yet achieved your potential or you're suffering a blip, then Sports Hypnosis maybe able to help.
Paul Gibson is a Certified Specialist in Hypnosis and Sports Performance.
Paul believes hypnosis is empowering and life-changing. Look around the website and get in touch should you have any queries