While many people use hypnosis to reduce stress, lose weight, and end addictions, an additional benefit has recently gained attention. Did you know that hypnosis has the potential to improve performance for athletes and fire up creativity for artists?
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy in Philadelphia, PA, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and many other major cities are widely available. Hypnotherapists are trained and certified in the application of this non-invasive (and non-mind controlling!) treatment.
In a hypnotherapy session, the hypnotist will take you into a state of deep relaxation through guided visualization or a body-scan. The hypnotist will speak in an intentional, soft voice with a steady tone, drawing you deeper into a relaxed state.
When you have reached a true state of hypnosis, you’ll experience something that many people consider to be the overlapping or connection between the conscious and the unconscious mind. Some people describe hypnosis as feeling like an immersive daydream, while others describe it as the feeling just before falling asleep.
While hypnosis can be very relaxing, someone in a hypnotic state is not asleep. They actually are in a state of alertness and focus; this focus is where the benefits of hypnosis come in.
Hypnosis for Sports and Art
Many athletes and artists have experienced a feeling described as “flow.” If you ask a musician, golf player, runner, or painter if they know what it feels like to be in a flow state, they are almost guaranteed to say yes.
When someone is deeply focused on a particular activity, they can pull themselves into the flow state, which is a type of self-hypnosis. Many artists and athletes will say that they perform at their best in that state.
An athlete or artist who visits a hypnotherapist to boost their creativity or bring their game to the next level will be guided into the flow-like state of deep hypnosis. Then, based on the athlete or artist’s specific needs, the hypnotherapist can begin a hypnosis session that builds on the flow state and helps the client develop even stronger performance and creative output after the therapy is complete.
Hypnotherapy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and other cities is ideal for artists and athletes who want to improve their work. In fact, even if you don’t consider yourself an artist or athlete, a few hypnosis sessions may bring out some natural creativity and athleticism that you never knew you possessed.