Other Sports

Hypnotherapy has such success in enhancing athletic performance because all sports share common attributes.  Sports involve human-versus-human competition.  Success in competition brings victory, and victory brings reward, even if it is nothing more than satisfaction of prevailing over another, or of seeing practice and preparation rewarded in the arena of competition. Typically, in one form or another, others are evaluating the efforts of sports performers, whether it is by the fans in the stands or the buddies in the clubhouse.  Someone is always watching, or so we think.  If nothing else, we are evaluating ourselves as we compete and often we are the most critical judge of our own performance.

So, although every sport has peculiarities that may distinguish the approaches that are taken in hypnotherapy, all share common needs.  Athletes need confidence and the ability to relax, but at the same time, they must be highly focused and able to endure, even as the body physically objects.  Athletes need to prepare and not procrastinate in their preparation.  They need to enjoy their sport, for sports truly are meant for recreation.  The real objective should not only be a trophy, but joy in the doing!

Since hypnotherapy has broad applications to performance improvement and has the flexibility for modification of different sports, it becomes an intricate part of every athlete’s plan for success.  Hypnotherapy has been successfully employed in a variety of sports. 

Besides the sports we have already discussed, the other sports where hypnotherapy has been applied successfully include:

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Marksmanship/Competitive Shooting
  • Auto Racing
  • Mogul Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Pole Vaulting
  • Body Building
  • Rugby
  • Bowling
  • Shot Put
  • Boxing
  • Skeet Shooting
  • Cricket
  • Speed Skating
  • Cycling
  • Soccer
  • Diving
  • Softball
  • Figure Skating
  • Swimming
  • Free-Style Skating
  • Track
  • Football (and Futbol)
  • Weightlifting
  • Gymnastics
  • Volleyball