Sports Performance Hypnosis

These days it is common knowledge that to become a successful athlete involves maintaining high levels of physical fitness. However, this is only part of the strategy that is required to be successful.

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Reserach indicates that sports performance has more to do with mental abilities than physical abilities. Although this may sound like a strange notion many thousands of sports people have recognised that their mental states can a effect on their sports performance. Hypnosis has been used for many years to help professional athletes enhance their natural ability.

Control Your Mind & Motivation

Successful athletes are often able to control their state of mind so that they gain a psychological advantage which prevents them from under-performing or giving into their nerves. Hypnosis seeks to engage the mind in a positive way to help sports people to focus on their goals and achieve them. Being able to control negative thoughts and emotions is the basis of sports psychology and can often be significantly enhanced through hypnosis.

This is often known as being in the ‘zone’. This means that they become totally absorbed in what they are doing and are able to block out outside distractions when performing at their best. Hypnosis can often help individuals create and access their own ‘zone’ so that they can use this to enhance their performance.

How Can Hypnosis Help with Sports Performance?

Hypnosis can help often help with golf, running, football, cricket, boxing, swimming, and most other sports that involve and sort of concentration. Every athlete, whether currently successful or not, has internal resources. Accessing these inner resources with hypnosis and then putting them to work is often the advantage successful athletes have.

Hypnosis can often improve and enhance an individual’s mental attitude by helping them to relax, removing anxieties and boosting confidence. Each individual is unique and so results will vary from person to person, however in general, individuals can use hypnosis to maintain composure, overcome distractions and fears and gain confidence in their ability.

The brain often cannot tell the difference between doing something or imagining doing something and so visualising winning a competition can help tune your mind for success. If the human mind is capable of imagining something, it’s capable of making it happen.

Hypnosis can help athletes:

  • improve their confidence and self-belief
  • remove negative thoughts or beliefs
  • increase motivation and dedication
  • use deep relaxation and concentration to imagine success
  • maintain composure and overcome distractions

Get In Touch

I offer a FREE 15-minute phone consultation for information about hypnosis, fees and insurance, scheduling, and how hypnosis may benefit you or a member of your family.

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Linda M. Guhe, MSW
11469 Olive Blvd. #183
Creve Coeur, MO 63141


All conditions that may be helped using Hypnotic Techniques also require the commitment of the patient or client. 

Hypnotherapy is not magic and can only help you to make changes if you have a strong desire to change and are willing to put in a maximum effort.