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Sports Mental Training to Get You Back in the Game

If you have loved sports since you were a child, but you are having trouble playing to your potential or you are simply too pressured by ideas of perfection to participate, there is a way for you to get back in the game. Anxiety, pressure, stress, and outside expectations are all culprits in delaying your best game. You may have been a great baseball star in college, but as you've grown older, you doubt your ability to perform to the same level. Or perhaps you make a living with your sports ability, but the overwhelming pressure from others and from your own expectations are ruining your performance.Whatever the role of sports in your daily life, you can have all the benefits of play with the successful results you want.

But first, you will need to take a look at the factors that are holding you back. The best way to do this is with the help of a professional. You don't have to go to a psychiatrist or a psychologist to see what thoughts are holding you back. Often, a trained hypnotist is a great person to get to the bottom of these destructive thoughts.You will look at the ways in which your reactions to people and events create your world.

For example, if you played a superior game one weekend and bombed the next, you may have labeled yourself a loser. Failing to see the big picture and to emphasize your strong points while learning from your mistakes will keep you in the rut of failure thinking.
Many athletes say that the pressure from others, including family, friends, and the public, make them unable to perform to their best ability. But these pressures exist for everyone, not just sports figures.

The trick is to take these opinions and realize your powerlessness over other's feeling about you and your talent.A hypnotherapist can help you to visualize success, to fill your mind with positive thoughts that will crowd out and negate the destructive ones that hold you back. So keep an open mind and try this method out before you dismiss it. You could be a few sessions away from your best game ever.

.Keith MacLean is the mental training coach for athletes the world over.

He can be contacted via his soccer site http://www.goalkeepertips.com.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Keith_MacLean.

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By: Keith MacLean



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