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Hypnotic Visualization and Sports
Author: Professor Walter J. Veith, PhD
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Summary: Visualization, or hypnosis, is becoming as popular in sports circles as in religious ones.
 
 

Guided visualization, also known as hypnosis, is common in sports psychology. Here are several examples of hypnosis being used in athletic training or therapy:

Mind Training for Triathlon: www.triathlonpsychology.com

Source: Mark Sadowski on Flickr.

Visualization is the best method I've seen for programming yourself for success (through the all-powerful subconscious mind, the key to all sport). This is the simple act of regularly mentally imagining yourself performing at your peak level, and this sets up a mental blueprint within the subconscious for your body to follow when you are competing...

Effective visualization is the answer to overcoming most triathlete's problems, and reaching the next level of improvement. The main reasons why the daily visualization recording is so effective is because of:

Automatic Relaxation - the hypnotic recording places you into an easy and automatic state of relaxation (perfect for visualization). 

The Visualization Gets More Powerful Each Day! - the recording has been designed to become stronger and more effective by the day! 

It Can Even Work While You're Asleep! - even if you go to sleep listening to the recording, you still receive the subliminal benefits! (Your subconscious is most open to suggestion when you are asleep, or relaxed).i

Mind Training for Swimmers: www.swimpsychology.com

Are you a better swimmer than your results are showing? MIND TRAINING FOR SWIMMERS: Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve - Napoleon Hill

Many techniques such as visualization had to be specially tailored and specialized to suit swimmers otherwise they simply didn't work, as swimmers have a unique outlook quite unlike most other athletes...This competitive swimming Program is the choice of many head coaches and swimmers around the world, and also many US University competitive swimming programs

Craig Townsend (Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis) Director - It's Mind over Matter

Help for Parents and Top Athletes: www.stayinthezone.com

Get In the Zone and Stay There With Self-Hypnosis and Mental Training In Sports
Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., is a Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor. The founder of www.StayInTheZone.com, Dr. Granat has coached athletes and their families from virtually every sport from around the world. He has worked with an Olympic Gold Medalist, professional golfers, tennis pros and elite young athletes from many sports and has lectured to many teams, clinics, camps and to some of America’s largest corporations...

Golf Digest named him one of America’s top ten mental gurus...He is the author of To Get In The Zone And Stay In The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis, How To Lower Your Golf Score With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis, How To Conquer Test Anxiety and How To Bowl In The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis and How To Break A Hitting Slump With Sport Psychology and Self-Hypnosis, 21 Creative Ways To Conquer Stress and 18 Ways To Relax With Self-Hypnosis, Meditation And Visualization...

The Power of Visualization: www.allaboutprosperity.com

Visualization has helped millions of people achieve goals. And it can be the most powerful tool for achievement you have ever used. It gives you the power to identify and obliterate roadblocks to progress. It makes your path to success so real that you can almost feel it, hear it, smell it, as well as see it in the mind’s eye...Listen as Dr. Pulos instructs you how to:

Source: chillihead on Flickr.
- Utilize the six types of visualization
- Discover the power of “image streaming”
- Boost your energy
- Increase your capacity for self-healing
- Raise your self-esteem
- Create a spiral of success in your life

Author bio: Lee Pulos, Ph.D., is a master educator on mental training to achieve peak performance...A clinical psychologist who has worked with Olympic athletes and Team Canada, Dr. Pulos has conducted clinics for coaches throughout North America...he is also the author of two books, Miracles and Other Realities and Beyond Hypnosis, and a Nightingale-Conant audio program, The Power of Visualization. Dr. Pulos majored in psychology in UCLA and earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Denver (all emphases in original).

It is clear that hypnosis is powerful and widespread in the world of athletics. Visualization is an occult technique whereby you create the circumstances and control them. We must guard our hearts and minds from this type of "conditioning," which can make us vulnerable to spiritual attacks.

This article is adapted from Walter Veith’s Rekindling the Reformation DVD The Jesuits and The Counter Reformation Part 2

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