Hypnotherapy training for sports performance

Glenn Catley HypnotherapyGlenn Catley – former World Champion Boxer to speak at CPHT Manchester

Glenn Catley is a former World Champion Boxer (Super Middleweight Division).  We’re very proud that he will be visiting CPHT Manchester on our forthcoming course to explain how hypnotherapy helped him achieve his World Champion status.

As lecturers we know that one of the best ways we can help sporting people is to help improve their confidence in their performance.  It’s then amazing what they can achieve.

If a person is struggling to achieve their true potential, then sometimes they focus on what is going wrong rather than what is going well.  To overcome their nerves before a big race or get the right mindset before significant trials, we help them to achieve a positive mindset and help overcome the negatives. Sport is not just about physical ability, it’s also about mental ability.

Visualisation Helps

Jessica Ennis-Hill, Heptathlon Gold medallist in the London 2012 Olympics, is quoted as saying: “I use visualisation to think about the perfect technique. If I can get that perfect image in my head, then hopefully it’ll affect my physical performance.”

In one study, Jon Williamson (a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center who studies the brain’s role in exercise and physical activity), examined athletes riding exercise bikes under hypnosis:

“We told them they were about to go up a hill, and their heart rate increased even though their workload hadn’t changed. When that happened, we saw activation in the insular cortex [part of the brain],” he said. Other studies have shown athletes can even prepare their bodies to perform well despite a decrease in ambient oxygen levels if they know the drop is coming in advance…”

When our CPHT Manchester joint lecturers, Nic and Debs, work with sporting professionals, they ask them to direct their thoughts towards what they want to achieve, then they will get better results.

At CPHT Manchester, we are very successfully producing clinical hypnotherapists that understand how people can enhance their performance.

Get in touch if you want to be part of a very successful team of students who will be having fun learning about hypnotherapy starting this February!  Call Nicola on 0773 866 5172 or email us via info@cphtmanchester.co.uk.

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