Psychological training of athletes is essential in any sport. Mike Tyson's coach K. D'Amato believed that 90% of success depends on mental and mental skill, and only 10% on physical fitness. The information is confirmed in the work of Charles Garfield "Peak Performance".
The best option for the psychological preparation of an athlete for higher achievements is hypnosis.
Hypnosis has been used in world sports for at least the last 50 years. Even the world famous hypnotherapist Milton Erickson successfully worked with the US national biathlon team in the 70s. In the psychological world, there has recently been an increased interest in suggestive techniques, both in the research community and as directly in sports. In our country, the attitude to the word hypnosis and suggestive techniques is gradually changing in a positive direction from mystical perception to scientific understanding.
Recently, a number of high-profile athletes have been known who have used hypnosis, including the Olympic champions in Beijing Vince Hancock (skete trap shooting) and Steve Hooker (pole vaulting).
Sport combines hypnosis with traditional sports psychology to help and solve many common sports and psychological problems. It is especially effective for building confidence, breaking psychological barriers, and visualizing new or challenging exercises and training methods.
In addition, hypnosis is very effective for increasing motivation, achieving goals, relieving mental stiffness, focusing and solving many other psychological problems in the preparation of the athlete and the team.