Being a coach is often a tough and lonely job. Knowing the sport and the players is a high priority but often it is the mind of the athlete that needs to be developed. That is often the most difficult yet most beneficial thing to do.
We are here to help with useful information, research and resources to help you on that journey.
Hypnosis in Sport Performance
Hypnosis in sport has a long history. According to Les Cunningham in his book, 'hypnosport', In the 1978/79 tour of Australia, England cricket captain, Mike Brearley consulted a medical Hypnotherapist. Also, in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the Russian team took no less than 11 hypnotists.
You do not need to look too far in any sport to find great champions using hypnotic techniques to improve performance. Most coaches at some time or other will introduce visualisation to their athletes that involves them seeing and experiencing success in their mind, often they are asked to imagine doing something - typically something related to his or her performance, style, start, finish or the like.
Under hypnosis, a person would be able to better 'see' themselves performing the tasks with the advantage of the correct expected result being placed into the subconscious where it would form part of the individuals 'programming'.