hypnotherapy for improved sport performance

Seven important things you should know about hypnotherapy for improved sport performance

hypnotherapy for improved sport performance

Ever wanted to be the best you can be in sports? The top sport performers know the benefits of hypnotherapy in helping them achieve greatest of heights. Here are 7 reasons as to why hypnotherapy can be so advantageous to whatever the sports activity you enjoy.

Hypnotherapy gets you in the Zone

Mental focus is unbelievably important to a top sports performer. No matter how much skill you have achieved over the years, if you mind isn’t totally focused during the match then you may as well hand victory over to your opponents. Sports Hypnotherapy can help eliminate all other concerns, stresses and worries and promotes a100 per cent focus on winning the match.

Hypnotherapy creates strong visualisation

Ever heard a footballer discuss how he drove home an penalty shot and say that he just imagined it hitting the back of the net? Ever been told as a child to just visualise the netball going through the hoop if you want to score? There is actually a lot of science behind this. All success starts with a strong visualisation of the outcome and this visualisation has to be hardwired into the complex network of your brain and its neural pathways. Hypnotherapy allows for a direct route into the subconscious meaning these successful outcomes can be instilled at the deepest of levels.

Hypnotherapy turns your reactions into responses

We are not born knowing how to accurately hit a golf ball onto the green or sink a black ball into the far right pocket. These are abilities and prowess that our brain has had to learn. The more you throw a ball to a child, the better they will become at catching a ball. This is because our neurons will start to learn from the random reactions of our bodies to create an intricate formula for success. Suddenly our lightning reactions to catch will be mapped out in the neural pathways of our brains making this skill more of a controlled response – this is a process that hypnotherapy encourages.

Hypnotherapy improves confidence

Deep in all the affirmative language of a hypnotherapist’s therapy is a basic framework of building confidence. This is because we know that healthy confidence is the building block of most of favourable results and progression. Professional sports men and women are keenly aware that all theie skill and expertise is completely useless without self-belief and confidence in themselves. Through guided hypnosis, a hypnotherapist will instil a confidence blueprint in the mind of the sportsperson and with this winning formula they are miles ahead of their competitors.

Hypnotherapy helps manage sleep patterns

When we are asleep we use a process called REM to change our emotional memories into narrative memories. We empty our metaphorical bags of stress and give ourselves more spare capacity to deal with the everyday complications of our busy lives. When we are not doing this effectively our sleep patterns are the first thing to suffer causing us to become emotionally, mentally and physically tired – these are all cataclysmic for a sportsperson. Hypnotherapy replicates important REM patterns which, in turn, helps us to sleep more efficiently giving us bundles of energy for that all important match tomorrow.

Hypnotherapy decreases your stress

When we suffer from stress we are spending time existing in our primitive minds – where our base response options are anxiety, depression and anger. These are responses are clearly not good for anything especially sports that require mental focus, precision and clarity of thought. Hypnotherapy moves our thought patterns into the intellectual area of mind and this eradicates stress and it’s paralysing effects on performance.

Hypnotherapy acts as an inner rehearsal

In whatever sport discipline, people at the top of their game know the importance of rehearsal. Many boxers mentally rehearse every uppercut before going out into the ring. Studies have shown that in many cognitive processes the brain cannot distinguish between imagination and reality meaning that a mental rehearsal is as useful as a physical one. Hypnotherapy provides the ultimate mental rehearsal. What’s more is that it is tailor-made. The client, in communication with the hypnotherapist, is in complete control of every aspect of the training.

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Why hypnotherapy is the most effective path to quit smoking

dubai hypnotherapy to quit smoking

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand the benefits of quitting smoking – you can exercise better, have more vitality, less guilt, don’t smell like an ashtray, have more money, increased lung function… Not to mention the dramatic reduction in your chances of death by lung cancer or heart disease.

Despite these overwhelming incentives, many people still struggle to kick a highly addictive dependency and will try numerous methods to quit. Hypnotherapy can be the lowest on the checklist, as people see it as somehow lightweight. Here are a few reasons why hypnotherapy remains the best choice for you to stub out that last cigarette.

Hypnotherapy is quick and efficient

Whereas nicotine patches can take months to wean you off the addiction, hypnotherapy is dynamic and instant. In fact, the full treatment is only a relaxing two hours session – come in a smoker and leave a non-smoker.

You are not alone

Most stop smoking therapies can be brought over the counter in a chemist shop. There is little interaction with others and going it alone often leads to failure. When working with a hypnotherapist you have someone who truly understands the nature of addiction and how best to support you in giving up what can appear to be an insurmountable task.

Hypnotherapy has the best success rates

Ten years ago a Which? report concluded that of all the systems used to stop smoking, hypnotherapy has the most success.

You have very few cravings

Most people who have given up through hypnotherapy would conclude that the reason it was so effective was because they didn’t yearn for a cancer stick. People are staggered that, after years of being imprisoned in a craving cycle, their bodies can so easily go without a cigarette. Most of our subjects report little or no cravings whatsoever.

Hypnotherapy is cost effective

Although there is an initial outlay cost of the treatment, other forms of stop smoking therapy, such as nicotine patches, will spread a much greater cost over an extended period of time. Often nicotine patches can be around AED130 for a week’s supply and this cost can skyrocket if a client is on them for long periods.

Hypnotherapy is incredibly pleasant

Nicotine replacement is a slow procedure, cold turkey is unpleasant and rarely effective on a long term basis. Hypnotherapy, on the other hand is a process that promotes positivity, relaxation and creativity. Quitting a bad habit has never been so soporific.

The relapse rate is minimal

In research conducted by the Clifton Practice in 2003, participants were given the opportunity of free extra sessions if the quit smoking hypnotherapy they purchased was unsuccessful. Six months later only 8.3 per cent of clients returned to take up this offer suggesting that failure for quit smoking hypnotherapy was under 10 per cent.

Hypnotherapy deals with the actual root problem

Most nicotine replacement therapies help you quit by steadily reducing the nicotine intake, but this does not tackle the route of the problem. Addiction happens in the limbic system of the brain, so when we intellectualise the habit most people reject it at a deep level. Other therapies rarely deal with why we smoke on the first place and, therefore, never break the cognitive association between pleasure and smoking.

Hypnotherapy is based upon science

Hypnotherapy is often misjudged because of stage hypnotists performing entertaining routines involving chickens – this is a misconception. The success of hypnotherapy is actually based in pure science rather than faith – once you understand how our brains are wired to crave cigarettes it is easy to understand how we can re-wire our brains under hypnosis.

There are other benefits

When we work together using hypnosis we achieve so much. The focus of stop smoking hypnotherapy will, at the same time as helping you quit a life threatening addiction, address a number of other important feelings, with many clients reporting increased confidence, self-esteem and happiness after hypnotherapy treatment.

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Ten reasons why Hypnotherapy can help you with anxiety

anxiety Hypnotherapy Dubai Annie Hypnotherapy

If you are suffering from anxiety, stress or depression, the range of therapeutic treatments can be very confusing. The therapy world has a multitude of different and difficult choices to make. Many people are choosing hypnotherapy in Dubai because it has stood the test of time and decades of successful treatment can vouch for its efficacy. Here are ten reasons why hypnotherapy might be the right treatment for you.

It is brain-based

The history of Hypnotherapy is based in science and not on magic. The system was developed by looking at how your brain naturally functions, how anxiety is processed. Time will be taken to give an explanation of the science behind the process so that every client understands exactly how the procedure will work. There is no leap of faith or magical thinking required – it is pure neuroscience

It is incredibly relaxing

Many people find it uncomfortable or intimidating going to a counsellor or a cognitive behavioural specialist . Why? Because the expectation is for the client to talk about painful and deeply private issues. Hypnotherapy is a calm and relaxed way of dealing with anxiety and allows the client to work on the problem in a trance like state using a deeply relaxing hypnotic procedure.

It regulates sleep

As well as the ability to reduce anxiety, Hypnotherapists understand the relationship between levels of sleep and anxiousness. One of the huge advantages of our approach is that you will often achieve much better sleep patterns as a result, and a healthy, positive nad rejuvenated start to the day lessens the anxiety levels.

It focuses on the future

Most people come to a hypnotherapist wanting to change their future and not dwell on the negative reasons why they became anxious in the first place. In fact, hypnotherapists believe that a constant focus on your actual problem reinforces the anxiety that you are trying to get rid of. A hypnotherapist doesn’t focus how you got to become anxious, we look at where you are now and the positive space of you want to get to… It is a positive, solution focused experience.

Everyone can do it

A lot of people have doubts about whether they can or cannot be hypnotised. They probably are thinking of the deep level of trance that only around 3 per cent of the population can attain. In Hypnotherapy the deep, relaxing state is like a vivid daydream – you are still aware of all around you. As everyone has the ability to daydream, we all have the ability to make fundamental and positive change using hypnosis.

It makes you the expert

In many therapies, the role of the therapist is to help puzzle out the issue and the therapist has a range of mechanisms to solve the problem. Hypnotherapy puts you clearly in the driving seat. We work on the assumption that you are the best expert of yourself. It is your mind that you are in charge of. The unique resolution that you have to solve the issue is sometimes concealed because of the busyness and stress of everyday life. We centre squarely you on finding the best solution that will best help yourself – this is much more empowering.

The results are long-term

The investment you make in Hypnotherapy is an investment in your healthy future life. The change that will occur at such a deep cognitive will result in positive changed behaviours, thought processes and personal anxieties completely and permanently.

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