‘Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do.’ Jens Voigt, pro cyclist
So what sets successful athletes apart from their competition? Research suggests that successful sports performance has more to do with mental abilities than physical abilities. Therefore the successful athlete is more often able to control their state of mind which prevents them from underperforming or letting nerves get in the way.
The human brain has far more control over strength, speed, flexibility, and coordination than most people think. The brain cannot actually distinguish between an actual act, or simply imagining that act. Why? Simply put these two activities of movement and imagination are neurologically similar. To perform an act requires the brain to fire the right sequences and combinations of neurons that control movement. When you imagine the same act it will activate almost the same group of neurons and therefore simply visualise the act will, therefore, improve them in the same way.
You may be familiar with the term autogenic training for sports athletes. Hypnotherapy for sports performance is essentially the same thing.
Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help
- Improve your confidence and self-belief
- Improve your motivation
- Access deep relaxation to aid visualising success
- Help overcome competition nerves
- Improve concentration
- Overcome any limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from achieving your best.
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