Many professional athletes freely share their experiences with sports hypnosis as they strive to continually up their game. The same techniques can work for the weekend warrior or the amateur competitor, no matter what the sport.
Any athlete knows that the mind plays a crucial role in being able to perform. Often it is that pressure to do well, do better, outdo past performance that weighs an athlete down. Removing the weight of performance stress can result in exceptional performance.
Your mind can literally cause you to concentrate on your weaknesses or previous failures at the wrong time, preventing you from doing your best. Or your mind can cause you to exceed your previous athletic accomplishments, bringing you the success you desire. If you employ the right mental techniques, you can increase your effectiveness in clear and measurable increments.
Through hypnosis, an athlete can reduce nervousness, increase concentration, eliminate distractions, control pain, improve body awareness and sustain motivation. The total of these can result in improved or increased performance, allowing the athlete to reach his or her goals.