Hypnotherapy treatment for beating yips. Lancashire and the North West

What is Yips? How does it affect someone, and how do I cure it?

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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What other sports does Yips affect

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:

  • Archery. where Yips is called the grips and is when archers are unable to release the arrow
  • Bowls. Due to muscle tension players find it impossible to bowl in a straight line
  • Cricket. spin bowlers struggle to let go of the ball
  • Darts. the condition is called dartitis. World champion Eric Bristow suffered with this and at times finding it difficult to let go of the dart, they often describe it as a physical stutter
  • Snooker. World champions Steve Davies and Stephen Hendry later on in their careers both gave up because nervous tension made it difficult to hold the cue steady under pressure

Does Yips affect people outside of sports

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.

More practice, new equipment or simply wishing it will go generally doesn't help

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.

How does hypnotherapy help me let go of Yips

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.

If you're 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.

How many sessions of Hypnotherapy will I need?

The number of sessions required varies from 3 to 6, with session typically lasting for approx 2 hours, and are weekly or fortnightly.

How long is a session and what's the cost per session?

The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.

How can I pay for treatment?

Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.

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What's the next step in overcoming my Yips?

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.

Chris gelder hypnotherapist

Chris Gelder registered by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the government backed UK regulatory body for complementary healthcare practitioners

Summary of services

Chris Gelder Hypnotherapy
Ashleigh House, 107 - 109 Towngate
Leyland
Lancashire
PR25 2LQ

Analytical and regression Hypnotherapy in Leyland Lancashire for help letting go of Yips