When you see your favorite athlete sink the winning 3-pointer, score a last-second touchdown, or slap in the winning goal, you’re watching more than just physical ability at work. You’re also watching mental toughness.
Did you know that successful athletes spend a lot of time on mental training? After all, competition is tough on the mind as well. In fact, having mental toughness for sports is just as important as having physical toughness. An athlete may have all of the physical skills in the world – but if he can’t perform under pressure, he’ll never be a winner. Without mental toughness, your favorite athletes wouldn’t be where they are today.
If you’re looking to improve your golf game, develop your pitching skills, or get better at soccer, you need to develop mental toughness that will push you through the challenges that all competitors face. In order to be a successful athlete – whether you’re trying to make it to the big leagues or just perform better in your recreation league – you need:
– Flexibility to deal with the unexpected
– An ability to perform under pressure
– Courage to do what’s right for the team
– Resiliency to bounce back after a tough loss, a missed shot, or a mistake that cost you the game
So, how do you develop this mental toughness?
The answer is with sports hypnotherapy.
If the mental side of your game is holding you back, you can use sports hypnosis to access your subconscious and work through issues. All of those nagging thoughts that say “you can’t” are products of your subconscious mind. Instead of being in “the zone” you are falling victim to self-doubt that’s making you anxious and unable to live up to your potential.
Sports hypnosis will re-program your subconscious so that it says “you can”, instead of “you can’t”. You and your consulting hypnotist will teach your subconscious to believe in you and your abilities. As a result, you will go into sporting events with confidence – making it much easier for you to excel.
What exactly will you do in a sports hypnosis session?
Visualization plays a big role in sports hypnotherapy. Your consulting hypnotist may have you envision being at your baseball game, standing tall on the pitcher’s mound, and striking out every batter. By having that experience stored in your subconscious, you increase the odds that you’ll live it out in real life. If your subconscious is familiar with how it looks and feels to win the big game, it will give you the mental toughness to go out and win.
Once you develop mental toughness, you’ll see that the physical side of things comes much easier. That’s because your physical skills depend on having the right mental toughness for sports!
Eli Bliliuos is the founder of The New York Hypnosis Institute. He specializes in helping clients develop mental toughness.
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