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Sports Hypnotherapy Pretoria

Are You Looking for a Sports Hypnotherapist in Pretoria?

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.

What is Sports Hypnotherapy?

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.

How Does Sports Hypnotherapy Help?

Sports hypnotherapy provides several benefits for sportspersons of all ages, including:

  • Dealing with stress and negative thinking.
  • Motivating athletes to continue bettering themselves.
  • Visualising success and performance improvement.
  • Working on self-esteem and feelings of not being good enough.
  • Brainstorming ways to reach ambitions and professional goals.
  • Giving athletes the mental edge when it comes to their field of competition.

Where Can I Find a Sports Hypnotherapist in Pretoria?

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:

  • Assessing athletes at the High Performance Centre (HPC) in the University of Pretoria.
  • Acting as a psychologist for Gauteng’s team during 2011’s SA Games.
  • Serving as a psychologist during the 2013 and 2014 SA National Schools Championships (conducting sessions with individual athletes as well as group sessions).
  • Marteleze has also taken part in training coaches of teams that were participating in the SA Games.

How to Book Your Session

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.