How Hypnosis Helps A NYC Marathon Runner Cross The Finish Line

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How hypnosis can help runners with the NYC Marathon

To run the NYC Marathon takes great determination, strength and training.  Runners of the NYC Marathon give up much personal time to focus on training and preparing the body for the 26 mile run to cross the finish line.

Most runners are in great physical shape, have trained for months and are physically ready for the NYC Marathon.   It takes just a moment for a negative thought to seep in and shake the confidence.  This is where sports hypnosis can help.  Hypnosis can help reinforce the positive thought process so that the mind is focused on succeeding and running through the finish line.

The first step is creating a script that takes any negative thoughts and makes them positive.  In hypnosis the script is read to th

The positive statements saturate the subconscious mind and can help reinforce good thoughts into the mind.   For example “I can run 26 miles and cross the finish line” instead of “I won’t reach the finish line” can make a big difference in achieving the goal of completing the race.    So keep positive thoughts flowing before any race or marathon.

A second way of reinforcing positive thoughts is by visualizing the positive outcome. Visualize how the body is comfortable throughout the race, strong, hydrated and at its peak.  Visualize connecting to the crowd, being positive and running across the finish line.  Remember if you can see it you can believe it.

A third way that hypnosis can help is by going within to see where the block is.  The block can be lack of confidence, fear of not finishing or an injury.  It does not matter what the block is, it just matters that it gets removed so it does not hinder the goal of finishing the race.

Whether you are running the NYC Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, Boston Marathon, a 5k race or running for pleasure keep the positive thoughts flowing so you succeed and get to the finish line.

Did You Schedule Your Mammogram This Year?

Every October is Breast Cancer awareness month.  It is an important reminder to make women aware of having their annual check up and mammogram.  In 2015 an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States according to  The next number is even more daunting because 40,290 women in the U.S are expected to die in 2015 from breast cancer.


Due to early detection and treatment advances there has been a decrease in women under 50 being diagnosed with cancer.   Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.  In 2015 it is estimated that approximately 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancer.


Early detection is a women’s best defense mechanism in combating breast cancer.  Having a yearly mammogram is one way to help you check for early detection.  According to WebMD, 3D mammograms used along with digital mammograms bump up breast cancer detection by more than 40 percent.    3D mammograms also decreased down on callbacks to clients.  It is important to note that 3D mammography is not covered by insurance (it typically costs $50.00 – $100.00) and does expose women to more radiation.


Because of the radiation in a mammogram some people may opt for thermography, which uses a highly sensitive infrared camera to map the body’s temperature. To this date thermography is not recommended as a replacement for mammography and is not covered by insurance.  There is zero radiation with thermography and it is non-invasive.  With thermography it checks for subtle variations in blood vessel activity so the interpreting doctors detect thermal heat patterns that can show a pre-disease state.


Always do your own research and check in with your physician for additional input so you know which or if both tests are right for you.   The main thing is for you to be proactive and each year to schedule your yearly gynecologist exam and decide on which test is right for you.


Join Metro Hypnosis Center in the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge.  All you need to do is ask one women over 40 if they have had a mammogram or to schedule their annual check up.  It’s that simple and if we work together we can help detect breast cancer early on and maybe even save a life!