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Hypnotic Performance Improvement

By Charles Wm. Skillas, PhD, DD, BCH, CI, FNGH, MCCHt

 

Become expert by rehearsing under hypnosis, and keep your feet dry!

There is an aspect of the subconscious mind that makes hypnosis of unprallel utility in increasing performance in all endeavors requiring practice to perfect. This aspect is the subconsciouss inability to distinguish real from imaginary. This derives from the subconscious minds need to protect us from any danger, real or imaginary, since it cannot discern the difference.

The subconscious operates on programs put into it. An imbedded program creates a habit, which is an automatic response to sensory inputs. Programs are consciously created, and with repetition are imbedded into the subconscious. Think of the subconscious as a computer. A habit is a program that has become imbedded into the subconscious computers hard drive. The summation of programs on the hard drive determines our behavior and response to life. If the habit (imbedded program) makes the golf ball fly onto the green in one stroke, it is because the conscious mind got out of the way and let the imbedded program operate unencumbered.

When our mothers taught us to tie our shoelaces, we had to consciously do it very carefully at first slowly moving our fingers in the proper motion to accomplish the correct knot. As we continued to tie our shoelaces repeatedly, the program (habit) became imbedded in our subconscious. In time, we did not have to think about tying our shoelaces, it just happened as we activate the imbedded habit and the subconscious tied the knot. Actually, if we consciously try to tie our shoelaces, once the habit is embedded, we will probably make a mistake because the conscious mind gets into the way of the perfect automatic subconscious program.

Take golf, for instance. We can consciously create a single stroke program in the subconscious by visualizing the ball coming off the clubface, flying through the air and going into the cup on the green. The conscious visualization actuates the subconscious to create the necessary coordinated body motion program to accomplish the conscious imagery. If we do this many times, the programmed action becomes imbedded into the subconscious mind. This then becomes a program on the subconscious hard drive. When the golfer meets that visualized situation on the golf course, the real life sensory inputs line up with the visualized sensory inputs and the subconscious executes the perfectly coordinated body motion to accomplish the feat, provided the conscious mind is out of the way. The conscious mind can be by-passed by putting oneself into self-hypnosis. The same technique can be applied to any sport or artistic endeavor where repetition is required for excellence. By consciously visualizing the desired result, the subconscious continuously rehearses the performance and hones the bodys movements to perfection. The efficacy of this technique is demonstrated by the fact that most great artists and sports people use it.

 

Disclaimer:
This article is intended for general informational purposes
and does not provide medical, psychological, or other professional advice.


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