To be a successful athlete you need to maintain consistently high-levels of physical fitness. However, this is only one key element to success; sports performance has as much to do with mentality as it does with physicality.
Often, people focus on the numbers and their limitations; thinking that they can only achieve so much. This could be achieving a certain time on the track or in the pool, or lifting certain amount of weight in the gym. This ‘fixed mindset’ sets limitations, but by letting go of these and aspiring towards a winning mentality or ‘growth mindset’ high levels of success can follow.
ONLINE SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our online sports psychology service provides clients with a 30 minute, 1-1 sports psychology treatment session.
Following your initial free 15 minute consultation, with our registered clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, you will focus on a theme that will help you with a particular area.
Training for the sport of swimming isn’t just physical , it’s also the psychological side that can make a difference in your performances.
- Do you feel sick before you race and feel that this is hampering your performances?
- Are you always having negative thoughts before you train or compete?
- Do you suffer with confidence?
Each purchase is valid for 1 session (30 minutes) at only £40.
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There are three factors that influence our sporting ability; our fitness, our technical skills and our mental skills. Although many sports performers will spend a lot of their time on their fitness and technical skills, the mental side of the game is often neglected. And yet it is amazing how good we can be at using our minds to work against us. Even before we start an activity, we can often find a number of reasons for failure – doubt, bad weather, lack of practice, tiredness, anxiety, stress – and find ourselves living up (or ‘down’) to our expectations.
Essentially, we can find ourselves performing badly because we are not using our minds in a positive way. As a result, we can form limiting beliefs about ourselves which leave us expecting failure rather than success.
By changing how we use our minds when we approach a game – by enhancing self-belief, dealing with how we respond to committing errors, setting goals and maintaining a positive attitude – it is possible to make a significant impact on our performance levels.
You don’t have to be a champion to use hypnosis. Anyone can learn and perfect simple, self-hypnosis techniques for:
- Mental imagery and future rehearsal of success (including effective techniques from areas like NLP)
- Focusing on success, strategy
- Overcoming mental blocks and barriers
- Reinforcing self-belief, motivation and positive thinking
The major percentage of sports people who consult hypnotherapists tends to be those wishing to improve at golf.
However, hypnosis can be equally useful with all kinds of individual and competitive sports. The greatest of champions and athletes also tend to be the ones who have learned to think successfully, they have mastered the psychology of their individual sport.
So no matter what sport you play, or what level you compete at, Sports hypnosis could help you maximise your potential.