What is getting into the zone?
For any sportsman or sportswoman, getting into the zone is the process of being totally focussed and firmly in the present in terms of mind and body experiences. This allows you to perform to the best of your abilities without being disturbed or distracted. In the zone you can react to situations and events in a way that is almost ‘automatic’ without worrying about your performance or allowing any anxiety or worry to get in the way.
How I help athletes get into the zone
Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis can be a very effective way of getting in the zone because it teaches the mind and body to relax and experience thoughts, feelings and sensations in each present moment. Through breathing techniques and visualization/experiential exercises we explore sports performance in a heightened state of deep relaxation. This allows us to mentally rehearse ourselves performing to the best of our abilities while ‘in the zone’ and from this mental and physical point we work on triggering getting in the zone automatically during sports performance.
We work together to remove any blocks you may have about getting in the zone, such as fear of performance or injury, perfectionism or trying too hard, so that you don’t try too hard to force yourself into the zone – it just happens naturally.
Over the years I have helped many athletes get into the zone for optimal sports performance including runners, footballers, cricketers, rugby players, darts players, cyclists, motocross racers, tennis players and can offer a wealth of experience in helping you reach your sporting goals.
All sports performance sessions include audio downloads to help you practice getting in the zone at home.