FAQs

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How does Sports Psychology work?

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Developing mental and emotional strength and capabilities to be in control of your optimal physiological performance state will not only give you that winning edge in your performances, but in the Game of Life

Understanding not only ‘What’ BUT ‘How’ we think is a very important component to being in control of our mental and emotional state. How we think, about our abilities, preparation, readiness, our opponent, how well you think you’ve eaten and rested, how previous events have gone, how much is riding on this event, what feared scenarios might be running through your head, whether you have a plan and well-formed goals… etc these are the strategies we are running in our heads – both good and bad…

“The good news is our strategies are NOT fixed – they can be altered to work in a very powerful positive way.”

Sports Psychology aims at uncovering any blockages that are in your way of succeeding.

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What is NLP Coaching?

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‘NLP is the study of human excellence...’
Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) is an extraordinary and cutting-edge approach to human communication and the development of excellence. This remarkable set of tools is based on the amazing discovery that in changing how you think can change what you think - and in changing how and what you think, you can dramatically transform the results you create in your life.

NLP can assist you to develop and maintain a high level of motivation for achieving your goals, and can help convert barriers and obstacles into doorways to success. NLP can be used to learn the characteristics of top achievers and to create a blueprint for unlimited success.

Through simple yet profound techniques that make NLP so powerful, you can eliminate unwanted habits, transform negative emotions into positive feelings, improve the way you see yourself, enhance your self-esteem and confidence and become the person you want to be.

Everything you experience is created twice - first in your mind and then in reality. The experiences you create are representative of your internal state, the way you think and the feelings your thoughts generate. When you have the tools to change your internal state, you will find that your external reality will change to match the new internal state. It's pretty simple, and quite astounding.

'NLP is not only about competence and excellence; it is about wisdom and vision...' Robert Dilts

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Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy – What is it?

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Hypnosis has long been recognised as a powerful and direct path to your unconscious patterns. A path offering insight into the origins and solutions for emotional, psychological and even physical difficulties. No longer regarded as just a trick used by stage performers or a method for manipulating others, hypnosis is widely accepted and used by doctors, psychologists and therapists worldwide.

Hypnosis is a natural state of being that occurs numerous times during our daily lives.
It is simply; a state of relaxation where your brain frequencies decrease as you become more relaxed and eventually move into the sleep state (Delta state). Your brain has four states - Beta - Alpha - Theta - Delta each one slower than the previous. It has been said by some that hypnosis can be dangerous. This is totally untrue - hypnosis is scientifically proven to be completely safe when used with a qualified hypnotherapist.

Hypnosis is not only effective as a key into the mind, it can also help direct the mind's energy to alter concepts, sensations, patterns of thought and unwanted behaviours.

Pain, pleasure, joy, boredom and fear are all reactions to the ways we think about passing thoughts - and we may not even be aware of it. When left to their own devices, our thoughts can turn us into prisoners in our own minds and can magnify difficulties instead of solving them. And at the opposite end of the scale Hypnosis can help you tap into the mind's resources to transform the things that limit you from moving forward toward your goals.

Through the use of simple and respectful techniques, it is possible to harness and focus an unlimited supply of mental energy that can be used to create the kind of life you want. Most people only use about 10% of their brain's capacity during the course of a lifetime. Imagine the possibilities that are available to the individual who can tap into the remaining 90%....

During hypnosis, applied and appropriate suggestions cause changes to take place in the 'message system' that leads from the brain to the spinal cord and into the numerous branches of nerves throughout the body. Nerve responses are complex, however they respond to simple reconditioning techniques when the individual has reached a state of receptivity through hypnosis.

Hypnosis is the doorway through which we enter and stretch the mind to enhance our potential for personal and professional growth. The amazing power of the unconscious mind influences nearly every aspect of human behaviour. It can cause fear, guilt, anxiety, stress and even illnesses. However, effectively harnessed, this same power, deep within each of us can bring about profound changes that open new doors to health, happiness and prosperity.

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Did you know?

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Sports Hypnosis is used by many top professionals in a wide range of sports such as:
Golf – Football – Snooker – Tennis – Rugby – Cricket – Athletics – Gymnastics – Swimming – Cycling Skiing – Motor Racing – Table Tennis – Archery – Martial Arts – Soccer – Basketball – Baseball – Cricket and many more sports

Hypnosis in sport has a long history and was often used under the guise of ‘mental training’ back when the public perception of the whole area of hypnotism was much more guarded. These days however, you do not need to look too far in any sport to find great champions using hypnotic techniques to improve performance.

It’s standard these days in the field of sports to be using some kind of mental visualisation and goal setting techniques as an important part of their preparation. To compete with the best you need to get train like the best, so fine tuning your mind is probably the best investment you can make.

Sport is 95% mindset and 5% skill  – Jack Nicklaus