Elite athletes or Weekend Warriors, are often determined to find anything that will give them an edge over their competition, as well as
help them perform optimally.
Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic - Phoenix Hypnotherapy
Since the unconscious mind is really the driving force between most of our beliefs and behaviours, it makes sense that a technique which elicits change at the unconscious level can be highly effective.
Hypnotherapy is such a technique.
Hypnosis and imagery have been utilised by many to improve their performance. Hypnosis, in conjunction with my other tools such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness and Time Line Therapy, has proven to be effective in bringing about positive change, developing new habits and behaviours, and releasing unhealthy or unproductive emotions, habits and behaviours.
The Clinical Hypnotherapy and other modalities offered through this treatment plan, can help an athlete overcome performance anxiety or pre-game jitters which can make the difference between winning a gold medal and coming in 5th place.
Tiger Woods is an excellent example of an incredible athlete who has used hypnosis to achieve a phenomenal level of success in golf. He has reportedly been utilising powerful self-hypnosis techniques since his early teens. Not only has he used it to visualise every swing and stroke in his mind before carefully executing it on the course, he also uses it to “get in the zone”.
Athletes will often use imagery and visualisation just before their event to achieve their desired goal. By closing their eyes and focusing on achieving their goal, they can improve their performance. Once they have pictured it in their mind they then proceed to do it. Utilising this technique is especially beneficial when the sport requires a brief burst of energy.
Pain and/or Injuries stopping you from training and competing?
Another way that hypnosis can help competitive athletes is in dealing with pain and injuries. Learning to dissociate from the pain can help them better cope with it and perform in spite of it. Relaxation methods can also be particularly helpful when it comes to managing pain which is a part of most sports.
Hypnosis can also help athletes recover more quickly from a sports injury.
By accelerating the recovery time the athlete can return to practice and competition more quickly, which can be very important for athletes competing at the highest levels.
Please be reassured:
Nobody can ever be hypnotised against their will and even when hypnotised, people still remain in complete control of any suggestions given.
The whole goal of clinical hypnosis is to take back control that has been lost and which has therefore resulted in the symptom or problem.
It is estimated that approximately 85% of people of all age groups will readily respond to hypnosis.
Brad Davies, Champion Muay Thai Fighter
Big shout out to the beautiful Lynne from Phoenix Hypnotherapy. Lynne is one of my sponsors as my Sports Performance and Mindset coach, the time she has given me has helped me a huge amount in the little time we've been working together which has also led to myself winning 2 titles. For anything to do with mindset, hypnotherapy and reiki healing, just to name a few things. Lynne's your lady!