Whether you play on the field or perform on the stage, having the mental edge means the difference between a good performance,
or fantastic success. Some people describe this type of seemingly easy success as “Being In The Zone”. Everything
goes right, and you’re enjoying what you do, without needless worry. Top rank athletes have successfully used mental
rehearsal and visualization as part of training and preparation for competition for decades. Now, the same technologies are
available for you to enhance your performance and get in the zone.
Mental attitude plays an important role in sports.
The competitor who does not believe he or she will play well and win is not likely to do so. A player who is lacking self-confidence
is often prone to indecision, and making mistakes. Self-confidence naturally follows once skills are mastered. By learning
and using self-hypnosis a person can enhance skills and boost self-confidence in a short period of time. In a 1970's study
of basketball players, free throw percentages of a test group that only visualized goals thrown from the line improved more
than the group that physically practice their throws.
Performance artists and also benefit from self-hypnosis. Musicians,
actors, and dancers can often find the experience of performing in front of a live audience to be overwhelming. Some talented
individuals feel such intense feelings of “stage fright” that they give up their dreams of becoming professional
performers. Fears that memorized music, lines or choreography will be forgotten can be alleviated by learning how to access
stored memories, and self-confidence is enhanced.