Use Hypnosis To Improve Your Game: Sports Improvement for Athletes.
Sports hypnosis and visualization have been used by top professional athletes for decades to improve their game.
Hundreds of research studies have proven that to succeed in sports an athlete must:
- Be Confident
- Use Effective and Proper Visualization
Visualization is a powerful force that has been successfully used by top athletes.
While visualization can be effective, unfortunately athletes often CANCEL OUT the power of their visualization with unintended negative thoughts. Every successful athlete at The Center Of Success learns how to combine proper mindset with visualization to excel in their sport.
– Wendy Merron, Board Certified Hypnotherapist
Hypnosis goes way beyond traditional sports psychology to help athletes improve performance and confidence.
While practice is necessary for athletes to be great, proper visualization and mindset are the secret ingredients which ensure athletes stand out in their field.
“After only a few sessions I know my mind is now working for me rather than against me every time I golf. I now set up my shot and feel calm and relaxed. I focus on what we talked about in session and I now hit the ball with confidence. In my last game I hit a “bad” shot and went right back to good shots. Now that I’ve learned these new tools playing golf is more enjoyable and my score has improved.” – Edward F., Pennsylvania
How to Succeed Under Pressure
When you know your sport inside and out, the next challenge is how to deal with your thoughts under pressure. You can feel pressured during practice, but most pressure comes during games, meets, and tournaments.
At this stage, your internal pressure is unrelated to your skills and abilities. The pressure you feel is related to your thoughts. “What if ” and “I’m worried” thoughts can take over and cause you to underperform and not do your best.
How can you stop these thoughts and feelings?
Over a series of sessions, you learn, understand, and practice the Merron Technique to overcome those thoughts and feelings.
When you learn step-by-step, how to intentionally direct those worries and fears, you can focus all your attention on playing your optimum best.
Get the Mental Edge
For the athlete, the difference between average and elite athletic performance is in the mind, not the body. This program for top athletic performance incorporates mental conditioning into the athlete’s training program.
Hypnosis for sports performance and sports psychology will supplement your workout and personal training sessions. Using self-hypnosis and Thought Training you’ll spend 5 minutes twice a day creating the new thought muscle memory to improve your mindset – and – ultimately your sport. These are powerful methods that will maximize your results and give you the mental edge you need to be your best.
What you learn and experience is vastly different from sports psychology. Not only do you learn how your inner mind works, but you also experience and learn how easy it is to intentionally change your thoughts to improve your game.
At The Center Of Success, professional and amateur athletes learn to properly maintain the mindset necessary to excel consistently. Every athlete receives customized specific visualizations to eliminate fear and improve focus in their sport.
“It has been one week since I competed in the Wisconsin Ironman event. As you know, I came to you after I competed in the Wisconsin Half-Ironman event in June and knew that I needed to deal with a significant issue I had with open water swimming – an issue that was threatening to derail my hopes of completing the Ironman.
I am happy to report that with your help, I was able to successfully complete the event – and the swim in particular!
As we discussed, I felt great completing my swim and met my time goals for that portion of the event. Even with all the other people swimming nearby, running into me and with some slightly wavy conditions.I had some anxiety prior to the event and even a little after I did a practice swim the day before, but I was able to overcome all of that on race day and be very successful.
I used the approach we discussed on the bike portion and met my time goals as well. I had a great event.
I want to sincerely thank you for your help. I know that I am not 100% of the way to where I need to be, but my new thought process and confidence level have me well positioned for my future events.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.” – F. Ehrlich
Most Olympic gold medal winners and top athletic winners consistently use the power of the mind to win. Top athletes who use the same visualization we teach to our athletes are the ones who improve and excel.
These same concepts are key to helping elite athletes return to their game after a serious injury. All too frequently after healing, an elite or professional athlete just can’t get back to playing at their former level. Elite athletes benefit from the Thought Training and Hypnotherapy sessions at The Center of Success to help them overcome the subconscious fears that have been holding them back.
Unlike a sports psychologist who may address this issue over months, we help elite athletes who WANT TO play their best but simply don’t know yet how to change their thoughts and feelings.
The very first session for Hypnosis for Sports focuses on how your mind works so you can easily take charge of your thoughts to achieve your goal. This is just as important as learning how to play your sport. Because only after you understand how to play your sport can you do what you need to win your sport.
“I wanted to let you know that yesterday was a very successful day in terms of my serve! During match play, I picked a spot in the service box and repeated to myself “I like the idea that my serve goes THERE.” Then, I imagined the ball landing in that place…and the results were amazing!
Almost every time I practiced this, my serve landed where I imagined it to- and get this- I was no longer double faulting! I am very excited to practice this technique again tomorrow during match play. Thank you so much for all your help so far…I feel that my serve will continue to make leaps and bounds with your help.”the – N. Keely
Did you know there are many athletes who have used hypnosis for success?
YOUR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS WILL CAUSE YOU TO FAIL
Just for a moment, pretend to imagine that you are on the basketball team. You’ve had an OK day at school, but you are worried about your ever growing pile of homework. In addition, your last game was less than stellar. You felt you didn’t play your best and your team lost, too.
Your mind begins to wander…
See yourself on the court, holding the ball in your hands. It’s your turn to shoot. You aim for the basket, and throw the ball. The basketball hits the rim and bounces off… The crowd boos…Your shoulders slump…
You push this image aside and walk toward the court head down, worrying that you won’t play your best.
What kind of game do you think you will play? Probably not your best.
WIN WITH HYPNOSIS AND PROPER VISUALIZATION
Let’s rewind the scene above.
Imagine now you are calm, confident, and focused. You easily release all worry and anxiety.
You imagine feeling confident, super focused, and energized. You visualize you are playing your best game ever. You’ve got the ball in your hands and you execute a PERFECT shot! The ball cleanly goes through the net! The crowd cheers! A few minutes later, you do it again. The crowd cheers louder! Team members shout! You are amazing!
What kind of game do you think you’ll play now?
“I used what you taught me in swimming and I have some good news! In my 400 Free, and 400 Medley relay, I went my fastest times out of the whole season in both! But the best part is, my medley team broke the record! Thank you!” – A. Giulio
SELF-HYPNOSIS and THOUGHT TRAINING ARE THE MISSING ELEMENTS
Athletes who learn to release negative thoughts and focus on the desired outcome are the ones who succeed. Failure comes when athletes struggle with worries and fears about their performance.
The first missing ingredient in most sports programs is proper visualization via Self-Hypnosis. The second is Thought Training. Just as athletes are taught to repeat a physical movement to create muscle memory, the same concepts apply to thoughts.
Through individualized sessions, our athletes learn and practice Self-Hypnosis. Combined with mindset and visualization tools athletes easily overcome the negative thoughts that cause them to fail.
No two athletes are the same so each program is individualized for the athlete’s success.
SPORTS IMPROVEMENT FOR ATHLETES
At The Center of Success, we help athletes with personalized sports performance hypnosis sessions.
Unlike traditional hypnotists who use only positive visualization and sports hypnosis, we know eliminating stress and worry are also paramount to personal and team success.
We take the time to help each client overcome old beliefs and fears so athletes can be the best they can be.
Our tools are hypnosis, EFT tapping, and Thought Training to help each client increase confidence and improve focus for personal or team success.
During Your Sessions, You Will
- Understand how and why the proven Future Visualization tool will shift your mindset dramatically
- Create a customized self-hypnosis routine, ensuring your new thoughts and behaviors remain firmly embedded in your subconscious
- Learn to change the way you think and speak to yourself to improve your sport
- Get rid of your anxiety for good. We’ll get to the root cause and eliminate anxiety permanently
- Practice simple and effective coping tools to alleviate the mental and physical effects of anxiety
- Become the most confident version of yourself.
The Center of Success is committed to helping athletes like you to reduce stress and anxiety to perform your best.
Whether you want to overcome the “yips”, increase your confidence or get over negative thinking and fear, I invite you to contact me for a free 30 min. consult to learn if hypnotherapy and Thought Training is right for you.
Sports performance sessions for athletes are held in our office in Wayne, PA, or via Skype.
Wendy Merron has been helping professional and amateur athletes maintain their Peak Performance Mindset since 2009 at The Center Of Success in Wayne, PA.
In addition to helping teen and adult athletes online via Zoom and Skype, we are close to Chester County, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia County. We are in the heart of the Mainline and a short drive from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Maryland, New Jersey, Bala Cynwyd, Malvern, Villanova, Chadds Ford, West Chester, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Exton, and Paoli.
Online sessions via Zoom are available for athletes who live out of state.
When the Covid pandemic is over, we highly encourage the first Sports Peak Performance hypnosis session to be in our office in Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Interested in learning how private sessions can help you improve? SCHEDULE A FREE DISCOVERY CALL with Wendy Merron.