Improve Your Sports Performance
You can significantly improve sports performance whatever your game (golf, tennis, basketball, football, soccer etc.) through the use of Hypnosis. Discover how on this page.
Consider what some of the greats in a variety of sports have
to say about how what goes on in your head determines how well
- "The biggest thing is to have a
mind-set and a belief you can win." -Tiger Woods
- "What you are thinking, what shape your mind is in, is what makes the biggest difference of all."-Willy Mays
- "Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course: the space between your ears."-Bobby Jones
- "Of all hazards, fear is the worst." -Sam Snead
- "Each point I play is in the now moment. The last point means nothing, the next point means nothing." -Billy Jean-King
- "If there is doubt in your mind....how can your muscles know what they are expected to do."-Harvey Penick
- "My message is simple: take control of your life."-Charles Barkely
Deep in their hearts, every player knows the truth of these observations from the champions. However, knowing that our minds determine the outcome for our games is one thing. It is another to know how to develop the winning mindset in a practical way.
How does the athlete get into the necessary headspace to consistently do her or his best every time?
Well, what are the mental issues that need to be addressed?
The following have been well established as key mental factors
to improve sports performance in any game:
- Self-Confidence: the essential building block for sports
- Emotional control: fear, anger, anxiety must be
- Commitment-motivation: persistence must be paramount
- Concentration: the need to learn how to deal with
- Composure: learning how to be cool under pressure
- Courage: preparedness to take a calculated risk, no room
for stubbornness not to learn
- Self-consciousness: another form of fear - of looking
- Perfectionism: another form of fear - fear of failing
Warning: Subconscious Mind at Play
As a Consulting Hypnotist who has worked with beginning to Olympic level players I can assure you that if you are experiencing any of these blocks to enhancing your sports performance, you need to consider what is going on in your Subconscious Mind. All our fears, beliefs, emotions, habits and attitudes are created and stored in our Subconscious Mind.
The good news is that there is no need for lengthy psychoanalysis to address these issues. Despite what you may have heard to the contrary, our Subconscious Mind is not some dark and murky pool we do not want to think about.
The reality is that our Subconscious Mind represents 90% of our brain power. It's responsible for just about everything that determines success or failure in our game. Through Hypnosis you can learn to use it as your servant: a servant waiting for your orders. The alternative is to have its current programming which may or may not be helpful to you in your game rule the day.
Ninety percent of your brainpower is an awful lot of potential to leave on the sidelines!
Hypnosis for Sport Improvement
In Hypnosis we speak to, and work directly with, our
Subconscious Mind. It is the most effective and easiest
way to correct any mis-programming that most of us have
collected and stored there during our life. Hypnosis is
also equally effective for implanting new beliefs and attitudes
that we choose to adopt.
"..hypnosis is not mind control. It's a naturally
occurring state of concentration. It's actually a means of
enhancing your control over both your mind and your body."
Dr. David Spiegel, Assoc. Chair of Psychiatry
Stanford University School of Medicine
-Jane Pauley Show 9/04
Hypnosis is the tool to eliminate any inhibiting thoughts
that are blocking you from enhancing your sports performance.
Through this powerful process you may also directly and immediately
address all the key mental factors related to enhancing your
"It [hypnosis] is employed today to combat phobias, control bad habits and improve performance."
Smithsonian Magazine 03/99
Not Just Mental
Of course, the use of hypnosis is not just
limited to working on developing the winning attitude. It
is recognized as a very effective complementary therapy for
speeding healing of surgery and pain control. Naturally, any
ethical Hypnotherapist will only work on these medical issues
with you with a referral from your health professional.
"Hypnosis: a safe and potent pain
Consumer Reports, 1/05
Through hypnosis we have the tool to release the natural healing power of your mind.
"People who were hypnotized while undergoing surgery without a general anesthetic needed less pain medication, left the operating room sooner and had more stable vital signs than those who were not, according to a study in this week's issue of The Lancet medical journal."
-Associated Press, 4/04
"It [hypnosis] is employed today to combat phobias, control bad habits and enhance performance."
Smithsonian Magazine 03/99
To be the best you can be at your game you need to put hypnosis to work for you today before the competition do. There are two ways you can do this.
With you on the path to success,
Stephen Gruber, MA
If not now, when?
If not here, where?