Hypnosis is a technique that allows a client to access thier unconcious mind. Sport Hypnosis is a technique in which a Sport Hypnotist makes suggestions to individuals who have undergone a procedure designed to relax them and focus their minds. For example, suggestions for changes in desirable sport behavior and attitudes such as confidence can be brought forth and then realized. Sport Hypnosis sessions also often target the development of Mental Skills (e.g. confidence, arousal regulation, self-talk, imagery, etc...).
Although the media has portrayed Hypnosis in inaccurate ways, there is an abundant amount of psychological scientific literature along with sport science studies which confirm the efficacy of Sport Hypnosis. To illustrate, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and Human Kinectics both have published numerous studies on the efficacy of Sport Hypnosis. I am proud to have studied Hypnosis at the Milton Erickson Foundation. Please see the blog page for more reflections on Sport Hypnosis. Contact me for a free Sport Hypnosis Consultation. Thank you.
American Psychological Association: Hypnosis. Retrieved from: https://www.apa.org/topics/hypnosis
Leggett, D. (2000). Sport Hypnosis. Published by Human Kinectics.
Milton Ercickson Foundation (2020-2021). Personal Attendence of Hypnosis Training.