Hypnosis is a viable option for sports enhancement and it can be useful to develop skills of confidence, concentration and the mental focus needed to win. It doesn’t matter of you are a professional athlete, Olympic contender or an arm chair enthusiast. Hypnosis can help make you a winner! Championships are won by the individual or team that has optimal physical skills obtained by intense training and the mental ability to focus. Most athletes adhere to a rigorous training schedule. So what happens when the players physical skill set is relatively the same? The determining factor in who wins is a strategic mental battle. The ability to mentally tune into the flow of the game, block out distractions and align oneself with the flow, combined with a winning attitude is a key factor in a successful outcome. Once in the flow everything seems to be working in your favor and most likely it is. While many individuals and teams train the body extensively, very little, if any time or thought is given to mental preparation. Hypnotists, or mental strategists, provide tools that give winners a very distinct advantage…the ability to concentrate and focus on the goal for success.
Mental focus, concentration and clarity create winners in any profession on or off the playing field. The ability to focus under pressure is essential to winning. Imagine your team being in the NBA playoffs. Your team has made it to game seven before the championship and the pressure is mounting. The stress level is through the roof, however you still manage to remain calm, relaxed and in control. This is what is required to succeed. The ability to channel stress and adrenaline in any situation into a positive creates a win/win situation. Maybe it’s the weekend and your child has a soccer game. You notice his or her confidence on the field is waning. Hypnosis is a great tool to help gain the confidence needed to win and have fun while doing it either on the field, in the classroom or in business. Perhaps you have a presentation at work that you are struggling with. Hypnosis can help you align your thoughts and ideas to provide and convey the best information.
So its game day and the distractions are heightened. Thousands of fans are in the arena and they are all looking at you. There is a battle for the same goal…to WIN! It is a physical game and the opponent is brutal. The ability to focus on winning in any situation is critical for success. The winner has to remain calm and not be distracted by an overly aggressive opponent who throws an elbow or lands a foul. The winner is always focused on the win. Nothing should distract from the goal. Often there are games where the team is the best in the league but somehow they get off track and emotional. Maybe a foul or some controversy ensues. This may be the opponents’ tactical way of distraction. It happens. They key is to NOT lose focus. Success is the goal.
You set a goal and then it seems stuff comes up…do not lose focus. Keep your eyes on the prize!
There could be what seems to be “foul play” and hypnosis can help with that as well. Whatever you focus on, you get more of, its the law of attraction. Often you are not aware of the unconscious thoughts your mind is thinking. There may be some hidden fear that may be preventing you from achieving your goals. Metaphysical hypnosis can give you the skills to ignore distractions, control emotions and remain clear about your goals. Nothing else matters. Mental conditioning is important to remain calm, focus and to ultimately win. Proper mental conditioning can enhance the ability to win. However if you come in second or third don’t despair. When you achieve that peace that surpasses understanding described in spirituality it will not matter as much. Metaphysical hypnosis differs slightly from regular hypnosis in that it is spiritually based on teachings like the law of attraction and similar works like Napoleon Hills Think and Grow Rich. It is considers the totality of the mind body and spirit connection.
A typical hypnosis session can last anywhere from an hour to longer. Results can be seen after the first session and optimal performance can be reached in approximately six sessions. Mike Tyson is reported to have used hypnosis two to three times a day to obtain his focus to win. The number and frequency of sessions should be discussed with the practitioner. Become aware of what works for you and go with it. There are no magic bullets in life so be relax and allow the process to unfold. Make sure you are comfortable and trust the facilitator you are working with. Do not be afraid to speak to several hypnotists before making a decision on who to work with. Everyone has their own style. What you want are results. You want to feel better so you can perform better, simple as that. When you feel better you can focus better. When you focus you stand a better chance at winning.
More emphasis should be placed on mental conditioning with hypnosis. Historically many winners have admitted to using hypnosis. It is reported that Coach Phil Jackson used hypnosis to take his basketball teams to victory. Mike Tyson is reported to have admitted to using hypnosis to be ferocious in the ring during an interview with Britain’s Daily Telegraph. You don’t have to be as intense as “Iron Mike” but you can begin to enjoy your sport more as you improve your performance and win more. Very few people play just for the sport of it after all, it feels good to win. Tiger Woods and Andre Agassi are reported to have used hypnosis to enhance their athleticism on the golf course.
Hypnosis is also good to help you focus on other goals like smoking cessation, stress reduction, passing exams, improving relationships manifesting and many other issues. To find a trained hypnotist in your area visit organizations like the National Guild of Hypnotists for more information. The National Guild is the oldest and largest hypnosis organization in the World and has plenty of skilled hypnotists to choose from. You can use a hypnosis recording like the one by clicking HERE