When the game is on the line, is your mind your best friend or your worst enemy?
Choking under pressure, losses in concentration, the inability to recover after a mistake, unable to do in the game what you do in practice are all examples of how your own mind can be your worst enemy when the pressure to perform is on.
Maybe you're coming back into a sport from an injury and just can't seem to get it right? Or maybe you feel that when the going gets tough, you've lost that spark, sometimes known as the edge.
You may have tried meditation, or positive thinking or even hypnotic visualisation, but that hasn't helped. In fact it may have highlighted the frustration at being unable to sort it out.
If there's a deep seated or hidden underline emotional block that's holding you back, then hypnotherapy can help get uncover and then clear it so you can return to peak performance.
To find out more, call me on 01772 439046, or email me by clicking here.
Rafael Nadal said he had feared winning an eighth French Open title would be "impossible" when a serious knee injury sidelined him for nearly eight months.
This limiting thought process is common and if it goes unchecked or dealt with, it can set up a whole chain of negative thoughts and feelings that then become a self fulfilling prophesy.
Because the conscious mind is limited in what it can do at any one time, if we focus on not screwing the shot, or not gripping the putter or racket too tightly. Then guess what, that's what we'll get.
We do so many things automatically and unconsciously, without thinking. Our conscious mind only gets in the way as it stops us.
Take a moment and think about any aspect of your game. As an example taking that 20 yards putt. Consider all the calculations that you unconscious has to perform. It has to take into consideration the wind speed, your balance and posture, grip pressure, muscle tension, the angle of the green, the grain and so many other unconscious factors that you probably aren't aware of, such as whats going on around you.
The last thing your unconscious automatic mind wants is the blabber mouthed thinking mind interfering by warning it to not grip too tight, or make sure your feet and shoulders are square, is my head still? Is that the best line? What if I move a little to the left? Or worst still you remind yourself of how you missed it last time, so focus and get this one right because this is the big one. With the thinking mind throwing all this at us, is it any wonder we lock up and everything becomes stiff and robotic!
Top managers and sports professionals believe that competition is 80% mental and 20% physical, and so with the help of hypnotherapy you can tap into that 80% to get the best out of yourself or your team.
The cost per session is £60, with each session normally lasting between 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Effectiveness of the therapy doesn't only depend on the number of sessions, but also on your commitment to practice some of the techniques between the sessions. There is no way to determine how many sessions a client is going to need as each person and the issue they come in for is unique.
The key factors to success are an open mind and a willingness to explore where your unconscious mind takes us.
If you're struggling to regain your form, or would like help improving your game, or your teams game, then contact me and see how Hypnotherapy can help you get into the zone.
Should you have any questions about hypnotherapy and how I can help you achieve personal positive change, then please do call me on 01772 439046, or email me by clicking here.