​​​Mind and Living Energy

Sports hypnosis can help an athlete:

·       Overcome issues of self-doubt which may be keeping him/her from moving to the next level;
·       Fine-tune a technique and have a level of confidence which will enable him/her to excel beyond what he may have previously thought possible;
·       Acquire the intense focus required to be at the top in his/her sport;
·       Overcome performance anxiety or pre-game jitters which can make the difference between winning a gold medal and coming in 7th place; 


Juan A. Nakpil C.Ht

Call: 818 745-7050

The Mental Challenge
Mental rehearsal, increased motivation, focus and calm attitude are all important aspects of victory in any competition. Hypnotherapy is a great way to take your mental game to a new level.
Around 90 percent of sports is mental and that 90 percent of coaches and athletes spend 100 percent of their time working on the physical and fundamental aspects related to their sport. In reality, sport is 100 percent mental. Our thoughts influence our actions and our actions influence our thoughts. Athletes hear comments all the time like: "Stop thinking and just play." "Clear your mind." "Relax, don't worry." "Concentrate! Focus! Pay Attention!" What do these statements really mean and how do you, as an athlete try to accomplish these difficult feats during the rigors of practice and in the heat of competition? Can someone really stop thinking? Can you simply clear your mind? How do you relax? When someone tells you to concentrate, focus and pay attention, what are you supposed to focus on, concentrate about, and pay attention to?

Mental rehearsal, increased motivation, focus and calm attitude are all important aspects of victory in any competition. Hypnotherapy is a great way to take your mental game to a new level. Your state of mind reflects in your physical state causing performance changes, separating the winners from the rest. I am sure you have heard that Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, David Beckham, Michael Jordan and many others. What is it that made them different from the rest? Each one have used hypnosis to reach peak performance and have the mental edge on their game.

In sports, you always have the temptation to focus on the negative, what can go wrong, a past failure or negative thoughts, thoughts of losing the confidence of doing it right. Let us utilize the power of your mind and choose to put as much emphasis on your mental state as you do the physical state.

Visualization and Guided Imagery
Athletes often use visualization and imagery techniques to enhance their performance; hypnosis not only increases the effectiveness of these skills, it can help you tap into your inner success to: Reinforce goals; Improve and refine techniques; 
Overcome internal and external obstacles; Boost motivation; Perform under pressure; Anchor desired states; Recover from injury; Maximize training; Maintain a positive mindset

Hypnotherapy accelerates the mental training vital to maintain the focus that keeps you in an optimal state of mind for optimal performance. When the mind and body become connected for the purpose of reaching your goal, then you can expect limitless outcomes.

How well you play or compete has everything to do with the associations and automatic responses that are stored in your subconscious mind. The moment you go to hit, throw a ball, or run, your mind — without rationalizing — responds with whatever pattern it holds. Through hypnosis and guided imagery, you can train your subconscious mind to automatically perform like a pro because succeeding in any sport is not just about a specific movement but also about your mindset. It is by training the subconscious mind that the well-trained athlete enters what is often referred to as the “zone” — that peak area of performance in which all movements flow without conscious thought. Hypnosis can help athletes by removing blocks, keeping your mind focused, and by enhancing existing associations and creating new ones that make it easier for you to access your knowledge and training when engaging in the sport.

With the use of hypnosis, you can remove any negative associations that had been holding you back. Negative associations such as this make it hard for the athlete to perform because the mind wants to continuously go back to that previous negative pattern. This often leads to anxiety as the person stops believing in himself and starts anticipating the worst. Hypnosis can reveal any hidden associations that are hindering performance and break them by tapping into the powerful subconscious. In doing so, you gain the ability to focus and win the game.

Creating new positive associations and patterns is important in enabling reliable performance. With hypnosis and guided imagery, you can condition your mind to enter the “zone” when playing. By mentally rehearsing your performance under hypnosis, you can input motivation and self-confidence into your game. Science has shown that when a person mentally rehearses playing a sport, the body areas used in that sport receives electrical signals. This shows that the mind truly does affect the body. In many ways, the mind is like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it will become. Whether you are improving your golf or training for a marathon, hypnosis gives you the edge that you’ve been looking for.

 Tiger Woods is an excellent example of an incredible athlete who has used hypnosis to achieve a phenomenal level of success in golf. He has reportedly been utilizing powerful self-hypnosis techniques since his early teens. Not only has he used it to visualize every swing and stroke in his mind before carefully executing it on the course, he also uses it to “get in the zone”.  Self-hypnosis methods have helped him, like many successful athletes, quiet his mind, release any anxiety, and become 100% focused as he plays the game. Such laser focus can be especially important in a game like golf where onlookers and other things can be very distracting. Tiger Woods has clearly shown how powerful hypnosis can be to conquer his mind and achieve extremely high levels of success. 

As Tiger Woods can attest, imagery (or visualization) is an effective self-hypnosis technique which can help athletes perform better. A gymnast may visualize herself going through every movement of her routine over and over in her mind. A basketball player may visualize himself making a perfect free throw shot hundreds of times. By using imagery or visualization, these athletes are conditioning their minds and their bodies to carry out the movements in reality just as they have performed them hundreds of times in their minds. Mary Lou Retton reported used visualization to help win the gold medal in gymnastics at the 1984 Olympics. 

Athletes will often use imagery and visualization just before their event to achieve their desired goal. By closing their eyes and focusing on achieving their goal, they can improve their performance. Once they have pictured it in their mind they then proceed to do it. Utilizing this technique is especially beneficial when the sport requires a brief burst of energy. 

Another way that hypnosis can help competitive athletes is in dealing with pain and injuries. Learning to dissociate from the pain can help them better cope with it and perform in spite of it. Relaxation methods can also be particularly helpful when it comes to managing pain which is a part of most sports. Hypnosis can also help athletes recover more quickly from a sports injury. By accelerating the recovery time the athlete can return to practice and competition more quickly, which can be very important for athletes competing at the highest levels.​

The Power of Self Hypnosis
Imagine if you could use your mind to create anything you want, and get it. Self-hypnosis has been used for centuries to harness and utilize the power of the mind. Albert Einstein was known to have hypnosis sessions every afternoon. His theory of relativity came to him during one of his sessions. Tiger Woods uses hypnosis regularly. Watch him the next time he is playing golf on TV; just before he addresses the ball, he blinks his eyes twice. This is a technique he learned in hypnosis to block out distractions and focus exclusively on the immediate shot. Hypnosis is just a relaxed, focused state of awareness. All that self-hypnosis does is put you in the driver’s seat. You then decide and direct your mind exclusively towards what you want: losing weight, stop smoking, improved performance, confidence, etc. 
Learning and usage of self-hypnosis:
- Relax more quickly and more deeply each time you do it;
- Quickly master how to instantly access a powerful resource state;
- Becoming more adept at formulating clear goals for each sessions;
- Enjoying more and more benefits every day from using your new learned abilities

If you would like to excel or improve yourself in any way, consider learning self-hypnosis. You will put yourself in the same league as the brilliant and famous people I have described above.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Ever needed to feel calm and confident RIGHT NOW – but didn't know how? You never know when you'll need to quickly put yourself in a resourceful state. When you master self-hypnosis, you master many of your own physical processes. You can regulate your heart rate and your breathing and help yourself stay calm and think clearly. You can control your emotional responses instead of being overwhelmed by them. And the more you do it, the better you get at it.