How Hypnotherapy Can Improve Sports Performance

To perform at your best in sport, it helps to be mentally strong and this can be just as important as having physical ability. In fact, mental strength can give you the edge over your rivals and help to get the most from your natural talent.

Lots of professional athletes have used hypnotherapy to do just that and in this post, I’m going to talk about some of the benefits that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can have for both professional athletes and those of us whose sights are set a bit lower!

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Why Is It So Hard to Change Your Habits?

Most of us have at least one bad habit we’d love to break and it’s often one of the big resolutions we make to kick off each year.

Whether you have decided this is the year you’ll stop smoking, overeating or biting your nails, bad habits can be overcome but it may take more than sheer willpower alone.

I’m going to talk about how bad habits develop and how they can be broken, including the role that hypnotherapy can play in this.

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All About Mindful Eating

I’m a big fan of mindful eating, especially when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off.

Lots of my clients have tried many diets over the years and have found them all to be unsuccessful - mostly because they haven’t been addressing the reasons why certain eating habits develop, particularly with regards to overeating.

We often eat to satisfy something our mind wants, rather than through actual hunger, and this is dictated by our emotions. If you can change your emotional connection to food, it gives you much more control over how you eat and is a lot easier to sustain compared to a diet. It can help you to choose your response to a ‘hunger’ trigger rather than the default choice being to eat (and often the wrong type of foods too!).

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What Exactly is Self Care and Why Is It So Important?

When was the last time you really took some time for yourself and indulged in something that helped you to stay on track emotionally?

If you’re anything like most people, a busy life means that self care slips to the bottom of your priority list and you neglect to take care of yourself.

The end result can be emotional burnout, which can sometimes lead to physical problems too as a knock on effect.

Self care needs to be built into your life and practiced on a regular basis to help you to function at your best, both mentally and physically.

When you’re not on top of your game, you’re a lot more likely to be affected by stress and your resilience is more fragile.

So, what is self care? It’s often thought of as pampering but self care is about more than the occasional bubble bath or indulgent glass of wine when you fancy a bit of “me” time.

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Just want to say thanks for your help with my panic attacks I havent taken one since I had session with yourself my life is back to normal thank you!.. Best wishes CM

CM (Anxiety & Panic Attacks)
Feb 24, 2015


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Sam Luxford DHP HPD GQHP SFBT Sup (Hyp) MNCH(Reg) CNHC

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapy Supervisor Solution Focused SFBT

15 Airyhall Road, Aberdeen AB15 7TQ
(Formerly The Rubslaw Den North Practice)

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