By Trevor Runner
Performance in sport is at best variable even with the most skilled players. Anxiety plays a large part in performance because it lives in the domain of the unknown, and that uncertainty is what causes anxiety. In Sports Hypnosis we can slow down and quieten the “white noise”, we can offer the player “triggers” to employ when they start to feel stressed and we can rehearse the competition before it even happens, reducing the anxiety therefore feeling more comfortable.
The answer is absolutely any sport at all. This is because we teach self-hypnosis to all our clients, enabling them to use various techniques at the suitable time. Whether it’s slowing the heart rate in target shooting or visualising a putt, it really doesn’t matter. Then with use of Mindfulness and its ability to look at pain or anxiety rather than react from it, the combination is complete.