Hypnotherapy Training and Sports Performance – Glenn Catley

Glenn Catley, Sports performance Hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy Training, CPHT Stoke
CPHT Stoke, Improving Sports Performance

Hypnotherapy training with CPHT Stoke allows you to help people to achieve their goals. One area that Solution Focused Hypnotherapists can really help is helping to improve sports performance. Glenn Catley is visiting us at CPHT Stoke Hypnotherapy school in October. He will explain how hypnotherapy helped him to perform at his very best. Hypnotherapy resulted in him taking the title of  Super Middleweight World Champion Boxer

The greatest help we can give sports people in improving their performance,  is confidence in their own ability.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy has its foundations rooted in what we know about the brain. In the way our brain works most efficiently. When a client understands the way their brain functions, they can make the progress they wish to. This applies not only in sports, but in life generally.

Often a person’s focus is on what could go wrong. As a result they may struggle to achieve their best time. Golfers may not be able to perfect their golf swing. Runners and swimmers might struggle to master their nerves before a big race.  This type of thinking is often the reason why they have difficulties.  It certainly doesn’t help them to improve. Sport is not all about physical ability, although it is that. It is also about mental ability. On the golf course you might hear: ‘I can hit the ball well in practice, but when it’s a competition the nerves take over’.

Hypnotherapy training shows how to help improve sports performance.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy provides  clients with an understanding of how they can achieve their goal.  During the session, they are helped to develop a vision of what they want to achieve.  They learn the importance of  including lots of detail. Once their vision is as detailed as it can be, they will know what they need to change to achieve their goal.  Jenny & Caron, the tutors of CPHT Stoke have practiced this techniques many times with amazing results. They are just waiting to show how you can help sports people improve their performance.

Hypnotherapy also uses aspects of mental rehearsal. This is a concept that has around for many years. The Russian gymnast team in the Sydney Olympics in 1956 used visualisation techniques. Eleven hypnotherapists accompanied the team to the games to help them.  As a result, the Russian team were placed at the top of the medal table by the end of the competition.

Many top sports people use visualisation techniques to optimise their performance. In the London 2012 Olympics, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Heptathlon Gold medallist said: “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.” English Rugby Union player, Jonny Wilkinson regularly performs visualisation sessions before games. “You are creating the sights, sounds, smells, the atmosphere, the sensation and the nerves. Right down to the early morning wake-up call and that feeling in your stomach. It helps your body to get used to performing under pressure.”

It’s a fascinating area.  So, if you think that this is something that you would enjoy helping people with, then contact us. You could be joining us on the next CPHT Stoke Hypnotherapy Training in March 2021 at Trent House, Business Lodge Stoke .