Sports Performance

Improve Your Sports Performance with Hypnotherapy & NLP in Reading, Berkshire

All sportsmen and women, regardless of the sport, want to be at the top of their game and be the very best they can be. Hypnotherapy can profoundly increase our inner belief that success can be ours and, in sport, belief is everything.

Being a successful athlete, whatever the sport, involves high levels of physical fitness. However, research shows, that sports performance has as much to do with mental abilities as physical abilities. It has often been said, by sports psychologists, that sport is 80% a mental game which clearly suggests that a positive mental state is just as important.  Successful and top performing athletes control their state of mind and therefore possess a psychological advantage.

Regardless of the sport, hypnotherapy can expand and boost your mental approach to your game or sport by helping you to relax, eliminate any tension and anxieties, remove any blocks and negative self-talk, overcome fears and destractions, boost your confidence, as well as increase your focus, concentration and motivation.

“Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body.”
– Lynn Jennings (Long Distance Runner)

Sports Performance

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Improve Your Game of Golf & Tennis with Hypnotherapy & NLP

Improve your golf performance

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“Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears.”  Bobby Jones

The Mental Game of Sports – How can Hypnotherapy help you improve your sports performance?

Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance Enhancement enables you to compete more effectively in your chosen sport, with greater self belief and confidence in your strengths and abilities, in the knowledge that you are mentally prepared and possess an advantage over your competitor by holding on to the mind-set of a winner. If you are holding on to limiting beliefs about your abilities these will undoubtedly affect your level of confidence, attitudes, behaviours and performance.  They will inevitably interfere with your ability to reach and maintain your full potential and excellence.

These problems can be caused by past bad experience, overtraining, and putting too much pressure on yourself, having high expectations of perfection, and fear of failure. These thoughts and beliefs act as barriers to performing at your best, and often remain in the subconscious mind.  In other words, you might not even be aware of what’s stopping you from giving it your best. Hypnotherapy and NLP helps you focus on your strengths and resources whilst removing any thoughts or beliefs about blocks or weaknesses, which you carry mainly in your subconscious mind.

Hypnosis can access the subconscious mind and replace these limiting thoughts and beliefs, that are causing the problems of underperformance, with far more positive ones that in turn increase your confidence, motivation and performance.

Hypnosis can also help individuals access, what sports people refer to as, the ‘zone’ the mental space where they get totally absorbed in what they are doing and barely notice outside distractions when performing at their best.

Overall, Hypnotherapy together with NLP can improve and enhance your mental attitude by helping you to relax, by removing anxieties and boosting confidence in your abilities to succeed, whatever success means to you. Each individual is different, so results will vary from athlete to athlete, however in general, individuals can use hypnosis to maintain composure, overcome distractions, and replace negative self-talk with positive expectations.

“Know that in your pursuit of excellence, working on the mental game will get you there faster and keep you there longer.”  – Seth M. Quealy (Sports Psychologist)


Hypnotherapy for sports performance helps with the following:

  • Enables peak performance
  • Provides a positive mind-set and creates postive expectation
  • Increases confidence & reinforces self-belief
  • Increases motivation, determination and programs sports success
  • Breaks through mental blocks, doubts and barriers through the power of positive thinking
  • Eliminates anxieties and fear of failure
  • Enhances concentration and focus
  • Maintains competing in the zone
  • Increases endurance
  • Alleviates pre-competition nerves
  • Develops mental stamina and a ‘Can do’ attitude
  • Stimulates mental agility
  • Preserves composure in the most competitive situation
  • Eliminates concerns about returning from injury

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