A wise man once said “Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others.”
Sports history is overflowing with fantastic examples of athletes using hypnotic and self-hypnotic techniques to overcome obstacles and boost their performances. Hypnotic techniques enhance important dynamics such as intensity, focus, consistency, concentration, mental toughness and anxiety control.
We will help you engage three tools that reside deep within you: visualization, body awareness, and emotional connection.
Does visualization really work?
When you focus on a visual image, your subconscious is energized and concentrates on creating your mind’s perception of that image. Visualization and repetitive thoughts produce the same mental instructions to your body as actions. Using mental imagery improves motor control, attention, perception, planning, and memory. In other words, imagining your way through an exercise routine, sports play, or competition increases your ability to perform successfully.
Basically, visualization is the constructive use of your body's responsiveness to your thoughts, allowing you to prepare for events by practicing them in your imagination. This is especially relevant in sports, for both team-based and individual competitions.
Sports Hypnosis works by: