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Peak performance is not an accident. It’s usually the result of a powerful vision. What would you decide to do, be or become if you knew it was possible for you? What’s holding you back? This is an important and personal question. Take the time to answer it as best you can. Most likely, it will seem as if the block is immovable. We can provide you with some exciting and easy-to-master tools to remove the block, accelerate your progress and move you clearly towards your goal.

Guided Imagery and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can help:

Increase Confidence – Increase Motivation – Alleviate Performance Jitters – Focus More Clearly
Enhance Strength – Eliminate Distractions – Remove Negative Beliefs – Improve Score and Skills
Remove Obstacles to Success -- Feel Like A Winner -- Have More Fun -- Create New Beliefs

In sports, the importance of a strong mental game is well documented…especially in activities where split seconds or fractions of an inch separate the great from the mediocre athletes. Using mental tools can profoundly increase our inner beliefs and, when it comes to performance, belief is everything. The mind and body are linked in the same way different parts of a computer are linked. Your mind tells your body what movements to make and your body tells your mind what it is seeing, feeling and experiencing. Competition can be intimidating and fear of humiliation often results in diminished skills. The mind is the most powerful computer in the world. With guidance and some simple tools you can overcome fears and other limiting beliefs to achieve amazing things.

How It Works

Imagery works because, as you imagine yourself doing precisely what you want, you are creating nerve patterns in your brain, just as if you had physically performed the action. By simply practicing the move mentally, these patterns become like small tracks engraved in the brain cells helping you perform physical feats smoothly and automatically. Mental imagery instructs your muscles to do exactly what we want them to do. 
Not only can mental imagery improve specific motor skills but it also seems to enhance the motivation, mental toughness and confidence necessary for top performance. The visualized image convinces the subconscious that this achievement is possible. What your mind can conceive, you can achieve! 
EFTquickly eliminates emotional barriers to your success. This powerful new acupressure technique can propel you towards success by removing tensions and stress related to performance and helping you over barriers such as nervousness, lack of confidence, fear of failure and much more.


What To Do

Call and come in to learn and experience these amazing tools, but until then, here are some tips, adapted from Winning the Mental Way by Karlene Sugarman. 

o        Be Relaxed….energized, yet relaxed. Your mind is calm and your body ready to go.

o        Be Confident…expect to be successful, not hope or wish to be successful.

o        Be Focused…completely absorbed in the present moment with no memory of the past and no qualms about the future.

◦ Be Effortless…allow your mind and body to accomplish things with little or no effort.

◦ Be Automatic…think less and just allow yourself to be on auto pilot, with no interference from your thoughts or emotions.

◦ Have Fun…feel like a kid enjoying yourself with pure and innocent delight; everyone can see the satisfaction you feel.

◦ Be in Control….what you think and want to happen will. You are in charge of your emotions, not the other way around.

 Tiger Woods says Hypnotheraphy can enhance Sports Performance

Jul 30th, 2007 by lanalm

By Terry Doherty

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy have come a long way from the primitive notions of it being related to mumbo-jumbo and sinister magicians. Today, the world is recognizing hypnotherapy for what it really is – a life changing force which allows you to conquer your mind. And we would all agree that our mind is indeed the greatest instrument we have to alter our life and to change its course towards success. In the recent years there has been a lot of speculation over hypnotherapy, and it has been found that one of the areas where it can really work for you is to improve your sports performance. If you are an athlete, or aspire to be a sport star; it would be an entirely wise decision to consider hypnotherapy for further honing your skills, and come up with one winning performance after the other. What’s more hypnotherapy in High Wycombe and Buckinghamshire is now available at Terry Doherty’s clinic. A lot of athletes in the past and in the present swear by what hypnosis has done to their sporting performance, and how they have produced master strokes in every game they have played since they started practicing it. And no other sports person displays the brilliance of Hypnotherapy, than the Golf Maestro, Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods has acknowledged the fact that he turns to hypnotherapy to calm his mind and improve his focus before every game he plays. In fact he is said to have been practicing it ever since he was 13. Golf is a mind game, where each golfer has to think well in advance what shots he/she is going to play. Visualization techniques in hypnotherapy help a golfer do just that. It helps a player to go over the winning strokes in his mind over and over again, till the stroke – every muscle moved to create it, every angle in the body needed to achieve it, is instilled in the player’s mind. Hypnotherapy also helps in calming down the anxiety and nervousness that a player faces before any big game. The soothing effect and the calming quality of hypnotherapy go a long way in instilling a feeling of peace in the player’s psyche. And when a player is peaceful, his mind is uncluttered – that way he can give in his 100% to a shot. He can overlook all distractions, as his mind is completely focused on the perfect stroke. In his mind, he can visualize the next stroke and play it near precision – the results speak for themselves.

Tiger Woods has been quoted in the August 2001 issue of Golf Magazine saying, “I always have an inner peace on the golf course. I’ve learned to trust the subconscious, and my instincts have never lied to me.” Much of the credit for this inner peace and calm goes to the fact that he practices hypnosis at least once a week. Jay Brunza, is the clinical psychologist who has been working with Tiger Woods for a long time; it is he who introduced Woods to the tools of hypnotherapy, the ways to conquer one’s mind, and the methods for self-hypnosis. Jay Brunza taught Woods how to get himself into “the zone” at will. The zone which we are talking about here is a state of complete calm and focus, when a player can bring on his peak performance at will.

A player’s state of mind is a major player in the kind of game he/she has. If one is calm, relaxed and focused, the performance too will reflect the same mastery. In fact, the next time you watch Tiger Woods play, pay close attention to his face before he tees off. You will notice that his eyes open wide, and he blinks twice. It’s not that he can’t see clearly, it’s just a nugget of hypnotherapy he is using to ‘get into the zone’. It’s done on purpose, and his victories go a long way in telling us that this post-hypnotic trigger has affected his game more than we give it credit for.

If you would like to enhance your performance with hypnotherapy, just call Mind & Body Care to schedule your sports performance sessions:   847-534-7991


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