It has been known for decades that hypnosis can significantly improve athletic performance, yet many struggling professionals do not take the opportunity to seize this opportunity to seriously maximize their potential.
This article describes many famous athletes who have used the services of a hypnotherapist or some form of hypnosis and achieved fantastic results.
Irish boxer Steve Collins used hypnosis for the Middleweight Boxing World Championship against Chris Eubank. The suggestion under hypnosis was to throw two punches for each of the reigning champions Eubank. In the fight, Steve Collins threw twice as many punches as Eubank from roughly 600 to 300 and became world champion.
Popular American tennis player Jimmy Connors was an enthusiastic advocate of hypnosis using a variety of techniques to visualize winning shots on his way to winning the US Open championship.
Having to fight the best fighter in the world, Muhammad Ali, would be overwhelming for anyone. Then Ken Norton used hypnosis as part of his daily training and began to break the older man’s jaw and win the match.
The 1956 Soviet Olympic team
They were the first to take a team of hypnotists with them (11 of them). The Soviet Union won more medals than any other nation, 98 in total (24 more than the US) and also topped the gold medal tally with 37.
Chicago Bulls – Coach Phil Jackson – Michael Jordan
NBA basketball head coach Phil Jackson used self-hypnosis on a daily basis with the famous Chicago Bulls team of the 1990s when he coached Michael Jordan and the Bulls in their incredible 6 NBA championships.
LA Lakers – Coach Phil Jackson – Shaquille O’Neal – Kobe Bryant
Well maybe it was a fluke and it was all due to Michael Jordan with or without hypnosis. Or maybe not when coach Phil Jackson went on to coach the LA Lakers and NBA greats Shaq O’Neal and Kobe Bryant to another 5 NBA championship titles in 10 years using self-hypnosis and visualization every morning, giving players the belief that they could win. .
In closing, how about the two greatest golfers of all time …
Have you ever noticed how Tiger blinks twice before his golf swing? He learned this technique that he learned from his mental coach Jay Brunza in hypnosis. It allows you to block out all distractions, allowing you to be in the perfect mindset to consistently play on top of your game with a completely positive approach.
With more important victories than any golfer in history, Jack Nicklaus was a constant user of self-hypnosis; in fact, he claims that all his success was due to his being able to achieve great focus and concentration through self-hypnosis.
Be the best of you.