Do You Want To Take Your Game To The Next Level? The Research On Hypnosis In Sports

Do You Want To Take Your Game To The Next Level? The Research On Hypnosis In Sports

Are you an elite athlete racing to get to the top of your game? Or an amateur just trying to be better than your friends? The research is definitely in favour of psychological interventions to improve your game, in particular with hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Scott Jasper is a clinical Hypnotherapist that focuses on one-on-one hypnotherapy sessions. Scott has worked with cricketers, golfs, cyclists and a range of other sportspeople to help them reach the top of their game. Scott has a bachelor degree in Psychological Science and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (ICHP). Scott is one of the few hypnotherapists trained by a well-established international school and he is also a professional member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA). Here is a list of studies demonstrating the effectiveness of hypnotic interventions in a range of different sports.



Robazza, C & Bortoli, L 1995, ‘A case study of improved performance in archery using hypnosis’, Perceptual and motor skills, vol. 81, no. 3, pp. 1364-1366.



Liggett, DR 2000, ‘Enhancing imagery through hypnosis: A performance aid for athletes‘, American Journal of clinical hypnosis, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 149-157.



Pates, J & Palmi, J 2002, ‘The effects of hypnosis on flow states and performance‘, Journal of Excellence, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 48-62.



Pates, J, Cummings, A & Maynard, I 2002, ‘The effects of hypnosis on flow states and three-point shooting performance in basketball players‘, The sports psychologist, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 1-15.



Schreiber, EH 1999, ‘Use Of Hypnosis To Improve Bowling Scores’, Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 173–176



Barker, JB & Jones, MV 2006, ‘Using hypnosis, technique refinement, and self-modeling to enhance self-efficacy: A case study in cricket’, Sport Psychologist, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 94.




Milling, LS & Randazzo, ES 2016, ‘Enhancing sports performance with hypnosis: An ode for Tiger Woods‘, Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, vol. 3, no1, pp. 45.

McMaster, N 1993, ‘Behaviour modification with hypnotic visualisation, the mental side of golf: A case history’, Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis, vol 14, no. 1, pp. 17-22.



Liggett, DR & Hamada, S 1993, ‘Enhancing the visualization of gymnasts‘, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 190-197.



Barker, J, Jones, MV & Greenlees, IA 2010, ‘Assessing the immediate and maintained effects of hypnosis on self-efficacy and soccer wall-volley performance‘, Journal of sport & exercise psychology, vol. 32, no2, pp. 243-252.



Buckner, R & Wynn, MJ 1974, ‘Effects of Posthypnotic Suggestions on the Overhand Volleyball Serve‘, presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Anaheim, California.

Navaneethan, B & Rajan, RS 2010, ‘Effect of progressive muscle relaxation training on competitive anxiety of male inter-collegiate volleyball players‘, The Shield-Research Journal of Physical Education & Sports Science, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 44-57

Reese Jr, RC 2005, ‘The impact of a mental skills training program for enhanced performance on a varsity intercollegiate volleyball team: A case study program evaluation of an educational intervention’.



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