Sports Mind Coaching & Hypnosis
3 Skills You Need To Achieve Your Health, Fitness & Sporting Goals
1. Technical Skill
2. Appropriate Physical Fitness
3. Right Mentality for your goals
The mental game means right attitude, right focus, right mind-set (centring), right perceptions (sensory acuity - seeing and hearing what you need to spot opportunities), right action at the right time
Helps you break through your mental barriers and your limiting beliefs that stop you from achieving your peak performance, safely and effectively. No hypnosis necessary but it is greatly helpful.
Accesses the control centre of your mind, your unconscious, to remove faulty programs such as beliefs, behaviours and/or attitudes that are holding you back. It addresses those reflexes that arise unconsciously before you’ve had time to think and choose. It can help you to get form/posture bio-mechanically right by reflex so you can do your sport or exercise more safely, efficiently and effectively.
Sports Mind Coaching and Sports Hypnosis can replace limiting beliefs and behaviours with a set of “winning beliefs, behaviours and attitudes”.
What you’ll get from us
1. In training whether you are a coach and/or personal trainer, an athlete, a player or a beginner you will have techniques to keep you on track remaining motivated and disciplined in order to achieve your goals. For consideration of the difference between Motivation and Discipline follow.
2. When you are competing or pushing for a goal you’ll have a set of tools to use in games and competitions to help deal with the pressure to perform.
3. for beginners go here
Laser Sharp Focus – centre of hypnotic trance is immersive focus, 100% concentration, being able to let distractions slip into the background so you can “keep your eyes on the prize”. Say when taking an important putt in golf or kick in football or shot in target shooting and archery. This can mean overcoming internal barriers like pain and exhaustion (in healthy way by being able to judge what is real, as injury, and what is emotional/mental) and external diversions (like work, family opposing player and/or an attractive member of the opposite sex)
Improved Technique Performance – multi-sensory imagination can be used to enhance learning and execution of physical skills and the strategies of a sport (or any activities)
Increase Confidence & Composure – Especially important in sports where the competitions is as much about self, course and/or environment, like golf, archery and shooting. Where mental attitude is as important as physical ability. It can help you overcome the yips or choking, nerves, and to commit yourself to any sports or exercise you’re involved in. We can get a beginning golfer to move from double to single digit handicaps.
Blast through limiting beliefs Example - focusing on past bad performances preventing you from doing your best now, or similarly believing the momentum of the past prevents you from embracing new possibilities for the present and future.
A Golfer messing up a tee shot because he did a bad shot or two last week
A footballer (whatever code) under pressure after mishandling the ball or taking a penalty or goal kick.
A good player losing their mojo and starting to under-perform. Example tennis player Andre Agassi had a number of slumps in his career and used NLP and Hypnosis to help get his “head back in the game”.
When someone feels depleted and incapable of starting a fitness program because they’ve been a couch potato for too long.
Planting empowering beliefs – counter balance of above. An example of how beliefs can effect performance is the story of Roger Banister’s 4 min. mile. Nobody thought it possible, even science was saying it was beyond human physical capacity, until he did it. Then within months many others did it.
Overcoming setback, frustrations, and defeats – Ronaldo (The Brazilian Football/soccer great had his first team refuse to pay his bus fare to come to training. He turned it in a positive by running the long distance to get there and ended up fitter than all his team mates.)
Channeling emotions for greater achievements – the capacity to set aside emotions to go after what you want is greatly empowering.
Overcome fatigue and improve endurance – fatigue is the brain/body’s way of telling us to conserve energy. When you see the finish line the body/brain is tempted to slow down to conserve energy to get ready for recovery. But the truth is your muscles will have plenty in reserve that can keep you going. It is your brain, attitude that will get you through.
Calm nerves and manage anxiety – Especially useful for high pressure target sports like golf, the various codes of football, basketball, martial arts, dance performance, cricket, baseball, darts etc any time you must maintain relaxed focus and high energy. When your nerves are steady and the muscles are free from tension and anxiety and the crowd and score board fade into the distance then you can do your best with ease and confidence.
We can help guide you into peak performance states, “being in the zone”. When mind and body flow together in a harmony that lets intention easily connect with action to give you focused precision, intense energy and power. When the whole experience seems effortless and timeless. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology).
Balanced adrenaline production – getting the right mix between relaxation and being energised is a core mental skill in most sports, exercise and even work performance. In fact it’s even important for intimacy. Too much adrenaline at the wrong time will affect precision and focus in most sports but not enough will slow you down affecting your performance as well. For example – in golf too much adrenaline from nerves can effect you putting accuracy. In team sports and martial arts too little will affect speed, strength and agility, while too much can cause aggression and you break rules.
Manage Anger, conflict and confrontation – turning these emotions into fuel for high performance
Accelerate recovery times from performance & from injuries – Sports hypnosis and mind coaching can -
activate the body’s cells and overall physiology directing blood flow and immunity to injuries and relieving the effects of stresses to enhance the healing responses.
In boxing, other martial arts and contact sports hypnosis can reduce bleeding from injuries reducing pain and discomforts.
It can reduce the mental effects of trauma and shock from falls in racing and other sports.
For Team Coaches
you can use sports mind coaching and sports hypnosis to
Help turn teams around from defeats and low scores,
Energise cohesiveness and cooperation for better ball handling and team play
Conflict management both internal to the team and
With oppositions to reduce sin-bins and yellow cards.
Improve results of your training routines using the latest learning strategies so they can mentally rehearse new strategies and skills in advance of matches.
Lets you teach team players to read the play so as they can increase scoring opportunities
Help players can turn aggression into high octane fuel – so they can focus on ball possession, increased speed, better targeting and
You can help manage off-field antics that can affect on-field performance and public relations.
“A set of tools to use in games to deal with the pressure...”
Who uses Sport Mind Coaching and Sports Hypnosis to get an edge?
Most top players and sports people use some form of sports psychology for mental training to as part of how they achieve top performance. They don’t often talk about what they do. They will talk about the importance of attitude and mental strength they just won't share their secrets.
As mentioned, Andre Agassi has talked about using Anthony Robbins as a consultant using NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming (based on hypnosis and therapy) to help with his slumps in the 90’s. So it has a history.
What do - Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, Shane Lowry, Annika Sorenstam, Mark O’Mara, Greg Norman, David Duval, Vijay Singh, Jack Nicholas - have in common apart from being golf players? They all have used or still use sports mind coaching of some sort.
Dealing with excuses – identifying problems and setting goals
Help you with Time management so you can fit exercise into your life
Help attitudes affecting Weight Loss
overcome abolish Laziness
Self Management for discipline and motivation
Helping fit your new programs into your relationships