athletes spend 95% of training time doing physical training and only 5%
of the time with mental training. What if you could do mental training
while doing the physical training? With Hypnosis, you can!
You can create and experience those wonderful and powerful feelings of Flow
that the top athletes often rave about! Weve all heard the
phrase Playing in the Zone. Whatever we call it
this altered state of consciousness - where time is slowed
and performance flows easily can be attained by anyone that wants it!
We focus our methods on the keys to enter the zone at will!
Change negative thoughts into self-confidence and faith in your ability
to perform to your highest potential in competition. Often
the athlete needs to distinguish between assorted thinking issues
and technical sport problems -- a very critical preliminary
step to improving performance. Once the source of the problem is
identified an appropriate solution can be implemented.
all hypnosis is all Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis.
We train our clients and teams to easily use Self-Hypnosis to
achieve their own individual goals. We give you the tools to MAXIMIZE YOUR PERFORMANCE AND YOUR
personalized sports program helps the athlete/team maximize:
to focus and concentrate
to "visualize" a perfect performance
of the activity
of positive imagery
use of training time
personalized sports program help the athlete/team minimize:
time due to injuries
they become a learning experience
self defeating thoughts
time from injury
out external distractions
does it take to make a champion? The attributes of those who have risen
to the top of their game in both amateur and professional athletics are
always a constant. Working
with our methods you effectively learn the following Champion
attributes and skills:
performance anxiety & pre-performance nervousness
your game by enhancing sensory awareness
in your abilities, training, coaching and team mates
refocus after mental lapses of anxiety or anger
and maintain self-confidence
unmatched muscular control
sports arousal (aggression)
motivation and commitment
out external distractions
out crowd noises
visual imagery techniques
feeling of being grounded, calm, relaxed and receptive
changes that interfere with coordination, timing and power
repeating positive self-affirmations.
to speak to us and schedule time to design your
and Athletic Performance Enhancement
As your attitude improves so does your
Integration of the mind and body. Our mind and our body are related in the same
way components of a computer are linked.
They communicate with each other; your mind tells your body what
actions to take and your body tells your mind what it is sensing, how it
is feeling etc. And like
your computer it has a memory to retain the actions and the sensations.
The mind is a fabulous processor, it is the most
powerful computer in the world. With
this tool we can do and achieve amazing things. Our minds can learn,
retain and retrieve information for creating rockets and sending people
into outer space and it can make enormous medical and scientific
contributions. For the
purposes of sporting excellence and achievement the mind can help us to
be the best that we can possibly be. Integrating the mind with the body can help an athlete
achieve great things. In
order to begin the process there are some important behaviors that we
need to develop:
Goal Setting (for achievement and performance
Setting does not just involve setting goals or outcomes within
the sporting arena. It also involves setting goals for life. At first
some of the goals seem as though the have nothing to do with sports
often tit is needed to enhance our personal development skills.
What's the point of asking an athlete to focus on winning a gold
medal if they are having difficulties in personal relationships or they
are about to be declared bankrupt. It is not possible to isolate sports
from the many aspects of ones personal life. Goals need to be broad
and all encompassing. Some
areas of specific goal setting need to be formulated for time
management, communications and leadership.
These goals can be changed and recreated any time nothing is
written in stone. And
always remember - there is no failure only feedback.
The advantages of
Goal Setting will spill over into many other aspects of your life.
It takes some time to fully actualize your potential. Dont wait
until the season starts before you begin your mind training.
Prepare your mind and yourself now for being better when going in to the
activity. If you are in training, you need to learn how to get the
best results from your training sessions and take what you have learned
in practice into actual play and/or competition.
This skill will help.
Visualization strategies (to
help create state of mind for confidence and
techniques are sometimes referred to as Mental Imagery
(How is it going to be when I achieve those states and goals?)
Mental Imagery or Visualization
involves seeing and experiencing success in your mind.
Some people like to see the images
some people are much better at feeling things.
Imagine how it feels to perform at your best every time! Learn
methods of visualization that will give you the edge and enable you to
achieve the kind of performance you can be proud of. Learn to
develop the kinds of images that will get your mind and body in harmony
and have complete control of your performance; and achieve an ideal
state of being in which to perform. Imagine
how it feels to have that gold medal placed around your neck!
Imagine how it feels to hear swish every time you shot a basket! Positive affirmations assist you in imagining the peak
moments. They are self-talk
and encouragement. You
could repeat 'everyday I am getting stronger and faster. I am the
greatest' This will improve your 'self-talk' but to truly change your
internal belief system it is necessary to make use of mental imagery and
athletes and Olympians are successful users of self-talk.
It improves your vision and your focus.
Rehearsing success in your mind starts to help you feel
successful. If you use
mental imagery and rehearsal in your preparation and training you are
more likely to achieve positive personal development and performance
levels as well as motivation, self-confidence, self-esteem and a new and
powerful personal belief system. Most
highly successful people who win gold medals, championship trophies etc
have all done it a thousand times in their minds and in their dreams
before they ever do it in reality. Using
Positive self-talk you will overcome any anxiety or nervousness and
enjoy looking forward to your sports activities as much as you enjoy the
actual playing. Most people invest a lot time and money in their sports
activities and the frustration of not progressing in your game can spoil
the whole season.
Mental Flow - Mental Flow involves being in the
zone. Being engrossed in an
event to an almost enlightened level. Have you ever known you were going
to score a homerun before you even made contact with the ball? Have you ever felt invincible as if it was your day and
nothing could possibly go wrong? This state of performance is sometimes
known as a peak experience. Flow
involves positive state management. In other words, getting into that
championship state more often and just when you need to.
This is where your mental imagery comes in handy.
IS FAIRLY COMMON KNOWLEDGE AMONG ATHLETES AND SPORTS PROGRAMS
relaxation, visualization techniques, goal setting and creation of flow
have been used by professional and amateur athletes for a long time now.
The advantage of using such techniques is obvious in the success of
those who use them well. HypnoCounseling
and self-hypnosis training can help our clients to take these techniques
to their highest level of potential.
The conscious and subconscious mind must work as a team.
mind skills and the sport skills at the same time!
Also the confidence, the ability to relax and concentrate, and
the appropriate attitude must all be in place if you are to perform to
goal standards. Developing skills, being consistent in using those
skills under even the most demanding conditions and circumstances are
also crucial to playing any sport well. Whether playing
competitively or for recreation, most people play better when the
satisfaction of participating is maintained. This often also
depends on how well people play. Athletes
enjoy their sports more when they know they are playing their best. You
can learn to get the most out of your game by acquiring the knowledge to
perform to your own potential.
that sometimes arises in involvement, especially in competitive
situations is the commonly experienced performance anxiety. This
quandary prevents even the most competent and talented individual to not
utilize all the learned and practiced skills, or not function at peak
levels. Many a contest has been lost due to this pre-performance
nervousness that in some cases lasts throughout the activity.
We can work to prepare the mind to stand up to the adversities or
underlying issues that bring about this test and prevent the person from
functioning at their best in a sports activity.
The sub-conscious and conscious mind and the body need to work
together! You can rise
above whatever problem is preventing you from doing your best and
improving your performance. Hypnosis
is an ideal modality for it is relaxation at its full potential, and it
causes the process of visualization to have more impact as it reaches
deeper levels of mind than would otherwise be possible using other
You will learn
to use self-hypnosis - so
your mind will work well for you.
the positive!! Successful
performance in any endeavor requires success-oriented thinking. Many
people want to change the ways they think
- but few are aware of the techniques that can enable such
change. Consistency of skills is always a plus in sports and consistency
of thinking can be just as elusive as consistency in physical
performance. Many athletes tend
to get easily frustrated when things do not go as expected and lose
their cool which also causes loss of mental focus. That's when a game
can really begins to falter. The consistent use of positive affirmations
over time can prevent this from happening. And, as you practice
your athletic skills over AND over again you also need to repeatedly go
over and over your positive affirmations! This is critical!
strengthen the energy system and increase the power of the mind and the
body. I purposely avoid discussing negative thinking because it is just
that! And we should at all cost avoid negative thinking!
There are no limitations to the potential that we can achieve.
positive attitudes requires one to say
positive things to him/herself, such as:
I can do this.
can Parents do!
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for Sports Performance Enhancement. Specially designed team
and group programs are available!
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