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Boosting performance: The benefits of hypnosis in sports

Hypnosis has been used as a tool to improve sports performance for decades. Athletes and coaches alike have turned to hypnotherapy as a way to enhance focus, reduce anxiety, and boost confidence.


Famous sports people who have used hypnosis include Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus and many more.


Sports hypnosis involves using hypnosis to improve athletic performance. It is that simple. During a session, suggestions help you visualize success, reduce anxiety, and enhance your focus. This can be very beneficial for professional sports people or for anyone with a sport or fitness goal they would like to achieve. It can help those competing at the highest level, or those who want to do their first ever 5k run.


Here are some ways that hypnotherapy can benefit sporting performance:


  • Improved Focus - One of the most significant benefits of hypnosis for sports is improved focus. When an athlete is fully focused on their performance, they are more likely to perform at their best. Hypnosis can help anyone to achieve this state of focused attention by teaching them to block out distractions and concentrate on their goals.

  • Increased Confidence - Confidence is crucial in sports, and hypnosis can help athletes to develop a more positive self-image. Hypnosis can help an athlete to visualize success and eliminate negative self-talk, leading to increased confidence and a more positive attitude.

  • Reducing Anxiety - Anxiety can be detrimental to athletic performance, causing tension and distraction. By reducing anxiety and promoting a more focused, confident performance, hypnosis can help athletes relax physically and mentally.

  • Enhancing Recovery - Hypnosis can be used to speed up recovery from injuries. A hypnotist can suggest to an athlete's unconscious mind to visualize their body healing, which can promote faster healing times.

  • New Skills - The use of hypnosis can aid athletes in developing new skills. By visualizing themselves successfully performing a new skill, the athlete's mind can become more familiar with the movement, making it easier to perform in real life.

The use of hypnotherapy is sport is a valuable tool that can be used to enhance sports performance. By improving focus, boosting confidence, reducing anxiety, enhancing recovery, and developing new skills, athletes can perform at their best.


If you are an athlete looking to take your performance to the next level, or just looking to get fitter and boost your motivation for exercise, consider trying hypnotherapy to achieve your goals.


Get in touch


If you need any additional help or support with sport related matters, or anything else, let's have a have. Get in touch to find out about the benefits of hypnotherapy. A few online or face-to-face hypnotherapy sessions can make a big difference and help you achieve your goals.


Malcolm Struthers Hypnotherapy - Online and in-person in Dumfries & Galloway

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