Hypnotherapy for Performance Anxiety

I spent many years working in the media and have used Cognitive Hypnotherapy successfully with several presenters, newsreaders and actors to help them overcome various performance issues.

Successful athletes are often able to control their state of mind so they have a psychological advantage which prevents them from underperforming or giving into their nerves. Hypnotherapy seeks to engage an athletes mind in a positive way to help them focus on their goals and achieve them. Being able to control negative thoughts and emotions is the basis of sports psychology and can often be achieved through hypnosis.

Sports people often refer to being in the ‘zone’. This means that they get totally absorbed in what they are doing and barely notice outside distractions when performing at their best. Hypnosis can often help individuals access the ‘zone’ so that they can use this to enhance their performance.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy can improve and enhance an individual’s mental attitude by helping them to relax, removing anxieties and boosting confidence. Each individual is different, so results will vary from athlete to athlete, however in general, individuals can use hypnosis to maintain composure, overcome distractions and fears and gain confidence in their ability.

The brain can’t distinguish between doing something or imagining doing something so visualising winning a competition can help tune your mind for success. If the human mind is capable of imagining something, it’s capable of making it happen. Hypnosis can help athletes:

  • improve their confidence and self belief
  • remove negative thoughts or beliefs
  • increase motivation and dedication
  • use deep relaxation and concentration to imagine success
  • maintain composure and overcome distractions.

In just the same way I can help actors and musicians with their performance by helping them to get in the ‘zone’ and imagine their success.

I can Help

I run a friendly and relaxed hynotherapy practice at 1 Harley Street, London where you will be assured of a warm, welcoming and professional service.