Can Hypnotherapy For Sports Help
Enhance Sports Performance?
Yes, Says Tiger Woods
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy have come a long way from the primitive
notions of it being related to mumbo-jumbo and sinister magicians.
Today, the world is recognizing hypnotherapy for what it really
is - a life changing force which allows you to conquer your
mind. And we would all agree that our mind is indeed the greatest
instrument we have to alter our life and to change its course
towards success. In the recent years there has been a lot
of speculation over hypnotherapy, and it has been found that
one of the areas where it can really work for you is to improve
your sports performance. If you are an athlete, or aspire
to be a sport star; it would be an entirely wise decision
to consider hypnotherapy for further honing your skills, and
come up with one winning performance after the other. What's
more hypnotherapy in High Wycombe and Buckinghamshire is now
available at Terry Doherty's clinic. A lot of athletes in
the past and in the present swear by what hypnosis has done
to their sporting performance, and how they have produced
master strokes in every game they have played since they started
practicing it. And no other sports person displays the brilliance
of Hypnotherapy, than the Golf Maestro, Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods has acknowledged the fact that he turns to hypnotherapy
to calm his mind and improve his focus before every game he
plays. In fact he is said to have been practicing it ever
since he was 13. Golf is a mind game, where each golfer has
to think well in advance what shots he/she is going to play.
Visualization techniques in hypnotherapy help a golfer do
just that. It helps a player to go over the winning strokes
in his mind over and over again, till the stroke - every muscle
moved to create it, every angle in the body needed to achieve
it, is instilled in the player's mind. Hypnotherapy also helps
in calming down the anxiety and nervousness that a player
faces before any big game. The soothing effect and the calming
quality of hypnotherapy go a long way in instilling a feeling
of peace in the player's psyche. And when a player is peaceful,
his mind is uncluttered - that way he can give in his 100%
to a shot. He can overlook all distractions, as his mind is
completely focused on the perfect stroke. In his mind, he
can visualize the next stroke and play it near precision -
the results speak for themselves.
Tiger Woods has been quoted in the August 2001 issue of Golf
Magazine saying, "I always have an inner peace on the golf
course. I've learned to trust the subconscious, and my instincts
have never lied to me." Much of the credit for this inner
peace and calm goes to the fact that he practices hypnosis
at least once a week. Jay Brunza is the clinical psychologist
who has been working with Tiger Woods for a long time; it
is he who introduced Woods to the tools of hypnotherapy, the
ways to conquer one's mind, and the methods for self-hypnosis.
Jay Brunza taught Woods how to get himself into "the zone"
at will. The zone which we are talking about here is a state
of complete calm and focus, when a player can bring on his
peak performance at will.
A player's state of mind is a major player in the kind of
game he/she has. If one is calm, relaxed and focused, the
performance too will reflect the same mastery. In fact, the
next time you watch Tiger Woods play, pay close attention
to his face before he tees off. You will notice that his eyes
open wide, and he blink twice. Its not that he can't see clearly,
it's just a nugget of hypnotherapy he is using to 'get into
the zone'. It's done on purpose, and his victories go a long
way in telling us that this post-hypnotic trigger has affected
his game more than we give it credit for. If you want to avail
of hypnotherapy sessions for sports performance in High Wycombe
and Buckinghamshire, get in touch with Terry Doherty on firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Doherty is a world renowned Hypnotherapist and
life coach. Visit his Hypnotherapy
in High Wycombe site.
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