Enhancement of Athletic Performance
to the use of hypnosis to enhance sports performance
have been made in the literature for a long time.
1964, Narcuse found that of 125 Japanese Olympic athletes,
only 20% had invested time found in developing a means
of coping with performance anxiety, and few of them
had done this systematically or reliably.In contrast,
today cognitive training and hypnosis training are widely
utilized with Olympic athletes and a wide variety of
is my practice to individually design hypnotic training
for athletes based on their particular needs.
training plan may be formulated by determining which
of ten overall strategies are needed with the individual
sensory awareness and muscle control.
concentration, control internal dialogue, and decrease
awareness of unimportant external stimuli.
anxiety and anger.
motivation and enthusiasm.
energy, feelings of invigoration, and endurance.
self-esteem, confidence, and self-efficacy.
perception of time and focus on the present experience
(time contraction or expansion).