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Hypnosis for Sports & Performance

Did you know that hypnosis is used extensively in the world of sports and other types of performance such as acting, singing, dancing, gymnastics? It’s no secret that Olympic athletes utilize hypnosis. Even our local Seahawks use mind techniques to perform better. The famous singer Adele has used hypnosis to get over stage fright. Hypnosis is being used increasingly because it’s highly effective, very enjoyable and the only side effects are that you will achieve your goal.

Here’s an idea of how it works. When we’re learning a new skill or performing, we create a little video in our mind that includes what we see, what we hear, what we feel and sometimes even what we taste and smell. This video includes all of those missed shots, doubts, fears, anxieties and negative self talk as well as those times we performed well.

This video plays whenever we perform.  With the good and the bad performance pieces in it, it is no wonder our performance is not consistent, as we want it to be. For example, in a golf game, we may make several great shots, and then many more poor shots.

With hypnosis we help you create a brand video that includes you, consistently and more powerfully and confidently performing at your best. This new video contains only your best shots and performances and that’s not all.  We can include a cheering section, a fabulous mentor, confidence building and empowering self-talk and other supportive elements. We will add to that video everything you need to be your best, consistently.

Then we will create an anchor for you to access this video anytime you want so that each time you perform, this new video turns on automatically filling you will confidence. The result is you perform your best more consistently, especially if you practice this technique often.

Using powerful and effective techniques from hypnosis can help you improve in all areas of your life so that you are performing your best, more consistently. What area in your life do you want a new, more empowering video?

The Unconscious Mind

Since the unconscious mind is really the driving force between most of our beliefs and behaviors, it makes sense that a technique which elicits change at the unconscious level can be highly effective. Hypnosis is such a technique. Hypnosis can help an athlete or other performer overcome issues of self-doubt which may be keeping her/him from moving to the next level. It can help an athlete hone her/his skills, fine-tune a technique, and have a level of self-belief and confidence which will enable her/him to excel beyond what she/he may have previously thought possible.

Hypnosis can also help an athlete acquire the intense focus required to be at the top in her/his sport. Hypnosis can help an athlete overcome performance anxiety or pre-game jitters which can make the difference between winning a gold medal and finishing in last place.

 

Tiger Woods Uses Hypnosis

It’s no secret Tiger Woods has used hypnosis since his teens to help him develop core confidence, quiet his mind and release anxiety, and any mistakes immediately and become 100% focused and in his zone of excellence.

Tiger is one of numerous athletes who have learned to use hypnosis to harness the power of their mind to reach a phenomenal level of success.

In fact, hypnosis has been used as far back as the 1956 Melbourne Olympics when the Russian team brought 11 hypnotists to help them with mental training and focus.

Hypnosis was used at the 2016 Olympics by one of Germany’s best swimmers,  Marco Koch.  He stated in an interview, “I feel better prepared and it helps me get my absolute top performances. With hypnosis I can find out where there are still hidden problems, because you get to know your body well and I’m able to bring myself into the right flow.”

Truth is, there’s a growing number of athletes and other performers in the spotlight, whether in the news or positions where high performance is crucial, who are turning to hypnosis, because it works.

 

What techniques are used?

Hypnosis produces results by using a a number of techniques such as visualization.  Because good performance is a result of good thinking, we use positive mental states, powerful self-talk, and we use mental rehearsal to train the mind to perform exceptionally well.

When we use visualization correctly and we imagine ourselves performing brilliantly (like in the video), the unconscious mind does not know the difference between that visualization and reality. And that acts as a training program for the mind. In sports and other types of performance, we use hypnosis to give our athlete the advantage. What this means is what you picture in your mind, can be achieved by the body, just like that video in your mind.

Hypnosis can also target, minimize and eliminate performance anxiety while transforming that energy into excitement.

Hypnosis can identify, unravel and erase lack of confidence and replace it with unstoppable and powerful confidence.

Hypnosis is a highly effective modality that can help you quiet your mind, release any anxiety, and become 100% laser focused as you perform.

Contact us today and find out how hypnosis will help you or someone you know perform their best by eliminating fears, anxiety, stress, self doubt and negative self talk so they can be confident, perform with excellence more consistently. We work with teams and individuals.

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Some famous people who have used hypnosis

Adele – uses hypnotherapy to overcome stage fright.  Many actors and actresses, including Daryl Hannah use hypnosis to manage their nerves before a big performance or audition.

Kevin Costner – became seasick during the filming of “Waterworld” and had his hypnotist flown to Hawaii to cure him.

Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Billy Joel, Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres, Ewan McGregor, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Ashton Kutcher and Charlize Theron – all quit smoking with hypnosis.

Guy Ritchie – turned to a hypnotist after his girlfriend, Madonna, asked him to stop smoking.

Debra Messing – used hypnosis to quit smoking and returned five years later to overcome a fear of being underwater for her role as an underwater mermaid showgirl in the movie “Lucky You.”

Kate Middleton – suffered from acute morning sickness during her pregnancy and overcame her symptoms with hypnotherapy. She used HypnoBirthing for her two children’s births.

Sara Ferguson (Duchess of York) – used hypnosis to lose weight.

Orlando Bloom – was taken to a hypnotherapist as a child to overcome chocolate cravings and get into shape.

Geri Halliwell – former “spice girl” used hypnosis to lose weight as did Lily Allen, the well known UK singer, who dropped 3 dress sizes with hypnosis.

Sophie Dahl – who made her fame a plus size supermodel, lost weight with hypnosis and has kept it off of over 10 years.

Courtney Love – uses hypnosis to keep her weight down.

Henry Ford – was a devotee of hypnosis.

Jackie Kennedy Onasis – used hypnotherapy to overcome grief following the assassination of JFK.

Sir Winston Churchill – used hypnosis to stay awake during WWII.

Martha Stewart – used hypnosis to stop nightmares after being released from jail.

Tony Curtis, Sean Penn, Sean Connery, Samual L. Jackson, John Travolta and Robert DeNiro – all used hypnosis to further their careers.

Albert Einstein – used hypnosis daily.  His theory of relativity came to him while in a trance state.

Thomas Edison – practiced self-hypnosis regularly.

Nikola Tesla – visionary inventor known for his developments of the alternating current electricity used a trance state for exploring his futurist ideas.

Sergei Rachmaninoff – suffering from depression for three years following the critical failure of his first symphony, went to see Dr. Nicolai Dahl, one of the pioneers of modern hypnosis, to overcome a writers block.  He emerged to write one of the world’s greatest works, his “Piano Concerto No.2.”

Frederick Chopin – studied hypnosis at the University of Strasbourg as did the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Sylvester Stallone – used hypnosis to write “Rocky.”  He insisted on playing the lead which led to numerous rejections.  Hypnosis helped him to keep his self-confidence until he finally got the offer he wanted.  While filming his oscar award winning movie, Stallone used hypnosis once again to become Rocky Balboa and gain recognition as an actor.

Aaron Eckhart – who once played a “Big Tobacco” executive kidnapped and tortured with nicotine patches in the dark comedy “Thank You for Smoking”, credits hypnosis for changing his life – by helping him give up cigarettes and alcohol.

James Earl Jones and Bruce Willis – both used hypnosis to overcome stuttering.

Princess Diana – used hypnosis to help her with public speaking.

Ellen DeGeneres – quit smoking with hypnosis and, on the same show, Amber Tamblyn overcame her fear of spiders.

Tiger Woods – uses hypnosis to focus, tune out distractions and get in the zone.  (You can notice that he blinks his eyes twice just before executing his shot.)

Jack Nicklaus – credits hypnosis for his improved concentration and enhanced game performance.

Jimmy Connors and Andre Agassi – used hypnosis as part of their preparation for important tennis tournaments.

Michael Jordan – used hypnosis before every game to increase his mental stamina.  Phil Jackson, coach of the Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers said the Bulls practiced daily self-hypnosis when he coached them to win six NBA championships.  Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal of there LA Lakers also used hypnosis to gain an edge over their opponents.

Mary Lou Retton – used hypnosis to win the Olympic Gold Medal for the US.  The Russian gymnastics team has also used hypnosis bringing hypnotherapists with them to every competition.

Rod Carew – the Minnesota Twins and baseball “Hall of Famer,” suffered pain and doubt after an injury was technically healed.  Working with a hypnotherapist, he came back to his best season ever with a batting average of almost .400 and winning “The most valuable player award.”

Ken Norton – trained with hypnosis to win his famous match against Mohammad Ali.

Mike Tyson – was professionally hypnotized several times a day and before each fight at the request of his manager Cus D’Amato.

Lee Haney – won the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding championship eight years in a row with the help of a hypnotist.

David Beckham – used hypnosis to get through a personal crisis.