Sports Hypnosis and Sports Psychology

About Sports Hypnosis and Sports Psychology

Hypnosis has been used in sport for at least the last 50 years, and has recently seen a renewed  interest from both the research community and sports participants. Numerous well-known sports people have used hypnosis in the past, including boxers Frank Bruno, Steve Collins and Nigel Benn, former England cricket captain Mike Brearley, athlete Iwan Thomas, and golfer Ian Woosnam.

More recently, there have been a number of high profile sports people who have used hypnosis, including ASP Tour surfer Russell Winter, and Beijing Olympic champions Vince Hancock (Olympic Skeet) and Steve Hooker (Pole Vault). Hypnosis is also used in team settings, with Crystal Palace and Swindon Town employing the services of a hypnotherapist.

Sports Hypnosis combines hypnosis with traditional sports psychology to assist with many common sporting psychological problems. It is particularly effective for building confidence, overcoming poor past performances, and visualising new or complicated techniques.

In addition hypnosis is highly effective when used to augment other psychological interventions for anxiety, motivation, mental blocks and competition preparation. Sports Hypnosis is now widely used in many sports to help both professional and amateur sportsmen and women with their mental training.

Sports Hypnosis is particularly effective for:

* Competition Nerves

* Mental Blocks

* Overcoming Slumps in Performance

* Build Confidence

* Improving Focus & Concentration

Returning from Injury

For more information on the uses of Sports Hypnosis and how Simon can help you and your performance targets please feel free to contact Simon.

Simon Heale

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