“There is no greater opponent than the one inside your head.”
A great line from a recent New Balance TV campaign. It’s got the perfect amount of stature, gravitas and truth to inspire amateur and professional athletes alike. And on the strength of that line alone, it’s very effective advertising. It resonates with all of us, whether we are sports-people or not. But it also has relevance to dancers, musicians, actors and public speakers too.
All great performance requires not only hours of dedicated training and practice, but also, a quiet, unstressed and confident mind. Having this allows the performer to produce winning performances that are doubt-free, instinctive, intuitive and fully-focused. The phrase In The Zone is just that.
In conjunction with your coach or trainer (if necessary), I will use hypnotherapy to help you access more easily and more reliably, that feeling of being in the zone. I will help you reduce your stress-levels, quieten your mind, top-up your confidence and increase your focus. All the things, in fact, that are necessary to allow instinct and intuition to rise to the top. We can also work on specific visualisation-techniques, (using your expertise, rather than mine) so that any particular aspects of your performance can become second-nature. With these components securely in place, you can then play with that rock-solid feeling of invincibility within your particular arena and start to move further up the rankings.
*Results may vary from person to person.