Here is a copy of an abstract I submitted to the MIT Conference On Sports Analytics
Can Sport Psychology And Hypnosis Improve Confidence, Focus And Strength?
New data based on research with approximately one thousand athletes show that 85% of athletes who learn a simple technique improved their strength performance by an average of 15%.
Collegiate athletes, Olympians, high school athletes, elite athletes and weekend warriors were given a strength test.
The athletes came from a wide variety of sports including baseball, basketball, track and field, wrestling, mixed martial arts, boxing, football, lacrosse, swimming, tennis,
soccer, golf and hockey.
After the pre-test the athletes were given some basic, simple training in self-hypnosis, meditation, guided imagery and visualization.
The athlete/subjects then had their strength measured again. As was noted above, the average change for most athletes showed an increase of 15% higher on the posttest.
Some athletes improved by more than one hundred percent.
The data are impressive because they indicate that a brief amount of mental training can enhance athletic performance and help athletes to improve on their strength, confidence and focus.
Moreover, this simple exercise helped these competitors, coaches and parents of athletes to better understand the mind-body relationship.
The athletes get proof that how they think and perceive impacts their ability to perform to their potential.
(If this abstract is accepted and I present at the conference, the researcher will demonstrate the methodology and show video the technique with a group of baseball players.)