Athletes who take part in sports either professionally or part-time will understand the gruelling challenges involved when it comes to consistently performing at their best. What non-athletes don’t consider is that a highly competitive industry requires not only natural talent and a physically fit body, but a mind that doesn’t shy away from reaching for set aspirations.
The mental well-being of an athlete is imperative to their physical performance – be it on the track, field, or court. If you currently reside in Pretoria and feel that you might benefit from hypnotherapy as an athlete, read further to find out about this dynamic method of therapy.
While the term “hypnosis” evokes images of someone following a swinging watch with their gaze until they fall into a deep sleep and do the bidding of another, hypnotherapy couldn’t be farther from the truth. Hypnosis for therapeutic purposes involves getting a patient into a state of relaxation where their mind is open enough to explore issues they’d like to solve. During hypnotherapy, it is uncommon to fall unconscious and even less common to have zero control over your thoughts and behaviours. Sports hypnotherapy, therefore, is a complementary (to other forms of therapy) therapeutic method that focuses on the goals and difficulties that athletes face.
Sports hypnotherapy provides several benefits for sportspersons of all ages, including:
Marteleze van Graan has successfully practised psychology and counselling in Pretoria for a number of years. Within the therapeutic process of helping athletes, Marteleze has ample experience such as:
Booking your session is easy – first consult the online booking diary for available dates and timeslots, and then the type of service for which you wish to make an appointment. Should you want to get in touch with Marteleze van Graan, feel free to make use of her online contact form.