We all know sports are all about physical fitness and physical endurance. What we also know for fact is that sport’s people attach much importantance on another aspect of their game plan – MIND MANAGEMENT.
Athletes may possess 100% physical fitness but if they are not mentally fit, the physical fitness is wasted – they need mental fitness! So what is Mental Fitness?
Physical training teaches the body the physical attributes and tunes the body to use the skills of the sport, while mental training teaches the nuances of focus and mind control and the ways to enhance performance.
You must start by realizing the enormous power of thought and the effect it has on our physical bodies and on performance. Sport’s people in particular achieve peak performance when the BODY, MIND and EMOTIONS are synchronized at the same level and are concentrated on the same goals. But unlike mastering physical aspects – perfectly physical skills and developing physical fitness, the importance of Mind Management is ignored by many athletes and coaching gurus.
Self Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Therapy) can play a critical role in shaping and fine-tuning a sports person’s mind to help them develop positive attitude necessary to achieve peak performance.
Self Hypnosis is a tool, which we can utilize to enhance or enable whatever we set our minds to accomplish. We can use this tool to build self-esteem and confidence, add clarity and a sense of control to our lives. NLP is concerned with how our minds work – the pattern we use to organize information, the ways we motivate (or inhibit) ourselves. EFT deals and helps optimization of emotional health of an individual.
Together these three terrific techniques will greatly help the sport’s people in enhancing and improving their performances in their respective sports arena.
Pradeep Aggarwal is a member of International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapies Association and a Certified Licensed Trainer of NLP. He has conducted life changing seminars and workshops around the world and provides personalized training on Mind & Body Management for Athletes and Sports Teams using the powerful & advanced techniques of Hypnosis, NLP & EFT.