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.

5 Life Lessons I learned From Rock Climbing

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5 Life Lessons From Rock Climbing

I never realized the life lessons that could be learned from rock climbing until I went with my nieces Emily and Olivia. We had a picture perfect day. The weather was the cool and the expansive blue sky shined above us. So off we went to the Gunks in the Mohonk Preserve, which is known for some of the best climbing areas on the East Coast.

Our rock climbing guide, Eric from EMS Rock climbing was the perfect guide. He educated us on the knots, strategy and safety of climbing. He was calm, encouraging and helpful in the strategy and very patient especially with me when my fear kicked in and I realized that in order to come down I had to trust that all would be well. That was one of 5 life lessons I learned from rock climbing:

1. Choosing The Right Path – It was interesting to observe that when navigating the rocks some choices made the path more challenging and took longer. When the correct path was chosen the climb was easy and quick to navigate. Just like in life, when the right path is selected, everything is easy and effortless.

2. Asking for and accepting help – Walking up to the climb had some narrow passages that were hard to navigate with a large pack. The guide recommended passing him the pack to make the trip easier. At first I resisted and soon found how the pack wedged into the rocks and made it difficult to move. So I took the advice and asked for the help so the pack was passed forward and the climb became simple and easy. In life it is an important lesson to learn that there are times to ask for and accept help. Why struggle unnecessarily, when you have a guide who sees and hears the struggle and wants to help?

3. Baby steps – I say this so frequently to my hypnosis clients. “Just take baby steps and you will get there”. Well baby steps are the way to climb a rock. If I tried to take too big a step it was hard to leverage my footing. The baby steps were just the right steps to get the footing correct while climbing upward. Small steps sometimes needs to be taken to make the necessary changes for the big leaps in life.

4. Trust – I talk about trust and believing in your self during hypnosis sessions. It was certainly put to the test on the rock. To climb down a rock you need to lean back from the rock, put your weight in the harness and walk down with the person below, controlling the rope slack. My fear kicked in big time! Eric the guide had to talk me down so I was able to remove the fear and take that leap of faith that all would be right and it was!

5. Empowerment – As I watched Emily and Olivia I thought how empowering this was. They were fearless, agile and trusted in themselves to climb heights and hang precariously from rocks. They both made it look easy. Both girls are at crossroads in life, Emily starting college and Olivia high school. I said to them “in the future if you wonder if you can do something in life to remember today and how you scaled new heights. Always remember the feeling of empowerment and believe in yourself so you can conquer any future challenge”.

I did not climb as high as the girls, but I did what I was comfortable with, conquered fears and felt empowered on my own path. Anytime we push ourselves and go outside of our comfort zone we advance in life. My biggest pleasure was watching my nieces climb like spider women, have fun, scale to new heights and know that this was a memory they will have for the rest of their lives.

Can Hypnosis Help You Be A Better Golfer?

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Golf Hypnosis

Now that the nice weather is upon us golfers are dusting off their clubs and going to the golf course to play. Some golfers may be a little rusty unless they have been practicing their swing indoors throughout the winter at the PGA Tour Superstore in Paramus New Jersey. Even if they have been practicing all winter they still may want to improve their score, swing or feel more relaxed and focused on the golf course.

What better way to improve a mental game than with sports hypnosis? Hypnosis is a state of relaxation that allows you to go deep within yourself to the subconscious mind. In the subconscious mind you can find blocks that may be holding you back from the perfect swing, or limiting beliefs like I can’t make that shot, I am not a good player. In hypnosis you can visualize playing better, feeling relaxed, focused and playing a great game.

How Golf hypnosis can help you get in the zone

1. Relax – By creating anchors that bring back the feeling of relaxation you experienced in hypnosis, you focus on hitting the ball without the jitters.
2. Focus – By saying positive affirmations and listening to personalized CD’s you easily focus when hitting the ball
3. Blocks – By removing blocks that get in the way of the game you can become a better player
4. Visualization – By visualizing a positive game where you are relaxed, focused and have a great swing. Remember if you can see it you can achieve it.
5. Pain and injury – Hypnosis can help address many physical issues that impact your game like pain or pre/post surgery.

If you want to be like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus and use hypnosis to give you an edge in golf then contact Metro Hypnosis Center in Oradell NJ to book a free consultation.