Yips is a movement disorder that destroys concentration and spoils performance. It causes sudden jerks, staggers, clenches, shakes, twitches or muscle spasms that frustrate athletes both professional and amateur alike.
In an attempt to overcome the problem some players will change certain aspects of their playing style such as their grip or stance. For some players they may give up playing either temporarily or permanently in the hope that it will go away..
Yips doesn't discriminate, it affects seasoned professionals as well as amateurs and people who compete for fun.
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While the response to Yips is physical, Yips is a condition that affects the mental side of a player's game and although Yips is usually associated with golf, recent media coverage has highlighted other sports it affects such as:
Yes. Musician's, Writers and surgeons may also suffer from a version of Yips. In the case of Musician's it's referred to as Musician's Focal Dystonia or musician's dystonia, this condition affects the fingers which can lock or curl into or away from the palm without control.
Writer's who struggle with yips often refer to it as having writer's cramp, mogigraphia or scrivener's palsy.
In some cases Focal Dystonia has been labelled as the cause of Yips, but from my experience of working with sufferers of Yips there is often a past experience that generated the muscle response. This often causes them to become more cautious or aware of how they feel, and so next time instead of carrying out the necessary action smoothly and automatically, they pause for a moment too long and notice that slight movement or feeling that generates the response again.
Often the condition gets worse as each bad experience is stored in the unconscious mind causing them to become more aware of it. The end result is that because they are then looking or feeling for the tell tale signs, the likelihood of it happening again increases. This means that they can begin to face competitions with a feeling of anxiety or dread, and for many they simply give up or take a break from the game they love.
This is never truer than with snooker player Jamie Cope. Yips caused his ranking to drop from world number 16 to number 53, and despite reaching two major finals he regularly considered quitting the game he loves.
Our subconscious is the part that holds the keys and the solution to overcoming Yips. And this is where Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help as it directly addresses the issue at a subconscious level, correcting the thought process and releasing the mental hold.
Through the blend of Hypnotherapy, eft and nlp, we will work to release the subconscious block that's creating yips, thereby allowing you to regain your ability to play and enjoy your game.
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The number of sessions required varies from 3 to 6, with session typically lasting for approx 2 hours, and are weekly or fortnightly.
The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.
Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.
If you have been suffering from Yips, don't spend any more time on the sidelines of life, then call me on 01772 499046, or email me by clicking here.