Hypnosis and Sports Psychology
visualizes for example, the perfect back swing, all of the muscles
needed to make it perfect, every muscle needed to accomplish it
moves imperceptibly in the correct way. With continued
practice, these same perfected movements are easily transferred to
the golf course, baseball diamond, or in lifting weights to the
field or competition.
children's and community or corporate teams to professionals are
finding and using hypnosis to improve their performance. Three
of the major factors which make this possible are the ability to
improve focus and concentration, to relieve unnecessary stress while
leaving sufficient "edge" to perform optimally, and to
practice through visualization all of the moves needed to make the
desired improvements to perform better.
Though most do not
want it generally known, many individual athletes and some pro teams
have a hypnotherapist with whom they consult regularly or in some
cases travel with them to coach them in the use of hypnosis to
improve and maintain their performance.