When you take part in any physical activity or sport, many people start to find reasons for failing before they’ve even set out. Your mental state is an important factor in anything that you do, and that includes sport or athletics. Yet, it is still one of the most neglected areas in sports training.

Is it really possible that hypnotherapy can be used to help train your mind to help you achieve your physical goals?

We need to learn to use our minds in a positive way and we tend to get what we focus on.  We need to learn to expect success rather than failure and this makes a key difference in anything we do. Hypnotherapy can help you to change your focus and your approach, to make you feel more confident, set realistic goals, reduce anxiety and maintain a positive attitude.

Hypnotherapy has been used in sports therapy for many decades and is still little known. Famous sports stars have used hypnotherapy: for example, Tiger Woods had hypnotherapy for his golf.  Many of them, however, prefer to keep their use of hypnotherapy quiet because of the myths and misconceptions about hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy is a highly effective method of improving your mental attitude and focus. Like anything else, and just as it is in sport,practice and preparation improves performance. When times are tough, when you’re feeling mentally or physically exhausted, your hypnotherapy sessions will kick in. You will be able to shake off discouragement and anxiety and focus on the matter in hand.  Concentration and technique will be easier to find.  A hypnotherapy session for sports enhancement can be customised to the individual and, when combined with CBT techniques, it can be even more effective.