Studies have shown that when athletes are hooked up to a biofeedback machine and they visualize themselves going through their routines, a practice or performance, the same muscles are engaged as if they were actually going through the motions.
This is the whole concept behind books like “The Inner Game of Tennis” or “The Inner Game of Golf“, and for many years Olympic teams and professional athletes have been using the tool of hypnosis to gain a mental edge on their opponents.
So what is hypnosis?
Basically, hypnosis is just a relaxed state of consciousness. When you’re focused and unaware of distracting thoughts, your performance is automatic, and achieving this paradox is the ultimate goal for facilitating peak physical performance at any level.
So in today’s audio episode, I talk to Chris Geier, a Certified Hypnotherapist, Guided Imagery Facilitator, and Certified Personal Trainer about whether you can use hypnosis to enhance your performance…
During the interview, Chris explains what happens physiologically when you’re hypnotized, how to find someone who can teach you the proper hypnosis techniques, how hypnosis can help you change your habits, and how you can practically implement hypnosis into your pre-game or pre-race prep.
If you’d like to contact Chris for a phone or Skype session, just visit his website at http://www.chrisgeier.com. At the end of my discussion with Chris, he references his use of the Superhuman Encoder. The video we mention is below:
If you enjoyed this episode, you may also like the podcast “Does Hypnosis Really Work For Weight Loss?“. Questions, comments or feedback about whether you can use hypnosis to enhance performance? Leave your thoughts below!