Why Every Baseball Player Should Consider Hypnosis

If you think baseball hypnotherapy is nonsense, you are likely unaware of the many professional athletes who utilize hypnosis. One of the famous quotes by the legendary player and coach, Yogi Berra, is “Baseball is 90 percent mental, the other half is physical.” He got that right more than a half century ago. Baseball is a game that mostly relies on the player’s state of mind. However, baseball is not the only sport that can benefit from hypnosis.

Hypnosis has been involved in sporting at some of the most sophisticated sporting venues in the world. For instance in 1956, the Soviet athletic team travelled with 11 hypnotists to the Melbourne Olympics. Heavyweight boxing champion, Ingmar Johannson used hypnosis training before his 1959 winning match against Floyd Patterson. In 1984, Mary Lou Retton underwent hypnosis. That year she won the American Classic gold medal at the LA Olympics.

Phil Jackson makes basketball hypnosis a part of training for championship basketball. Known as the “Zen Master,” Jackson coaches the Lakers and before that he coached the Chicago Bulls. One of the top coaches in the world, he knew the value of basketball hypnosis very early on.

Some other famous sports people who used hypnosis are:

– Tiger Woods who started hypnosis and mental training when he was 10 years old
– Rod Carew used hypnosis to deal with the pain that remained after an injury. The pain was on the verge of ending Carew’s career. Hypnosis took him past the pain to a.400 batting average.
– George Foreman, Greg Louganis, and Wayne Gretzky used hypnosis as part of their training as they knew it enhanced their performance and helped them set records.
– Don Sutton and Nolan Ryan both increase performance through baseball hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy for Improved Focus when Playing Baseball

Baseball hypnosis can reshape your mental mind-set – removing negative thoughts and bringing in positive ones. As many people know, if you try too hard, you can freeze up. If freezing up inhibits you, imagine what an unfocused mind can do. If a player is distracted, his or her normally automatic physical responses to the game can be limited. Ideally your mind has to be completely in tune with your body.

As you wind up for a pitch, your mind and your arm have to be attuned to each other. If your mind is trained to recognize the feelings of playing like a champion, peak performance comes naturally and effortlessly. Hypnotism uses relaxation, concentration, positive suggestions and imagery to bring the power of the subconscious to the game. These all focus on the way moves should be made, how the ball should be thrown, and how the bat should swing. Using the memories stored in the subconscious mind, hypnosis trains your mind to direct your body to respond optimally and spontaneously.

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