An NLP Practitioner is someone who has learned to use the attitudes, principles and techniques of NLP as they are intended to be used, by its creator, for themselves and with others.
At GB Fitness we pride ourselves in giving the highest quality training possible. Cain, an NLP Master Practitioner, has trained extensively under the format set by the co-creator himself, Dr Bandler which ensured that his training came from close to the source as you could get.
In Sports, the Difference Between Winning and Losing Can be a Single Thought…
The service we offer is suited to anyone interested in improving their day to day actions or their sports performance, whether you are a business person, amateur or professional sports person, coach or personal trainer.
- How to enter the ZONE more often
- Improve your concentration and focus
- Deal with anxiety and stress
- Increase motivation
- Use the power of your imagination
- Future Rehearsal of Success
- Play the top range of your skill regardless of circumstance
- Turn Negative Experiences, Mistakes or Losses, in positive lessons for success
- Much, much more…
Win the Mind Game!
If you are a professional, amateur or just do it for fun, whatever your business or sport, or activity you can vastly improve your technique and ability by utilising the most underused and ignored muscle in the whole body, your brain!
Do you find you have hit a plateau?
- Your skills are top notch in practice, but when it really counts you choke?
- Maybe you are just not advancing at the speed you would like?
- Maybe you are playing well but you just want to play BETTER?
You probably use any advantage, tool, skill or technique you can to get the edge. You have the best equipment, the best coach/trainer (if you work with GB Fitness!), but do you have your best mental attitude?
At the highest levels of competition, it is seldom physical skill that makes the difference. Most top athletes are evenly matched. The difference is in the mind!
Hypnosis and NLP takes the champions best performance and makes it available 100% of the time!
At the elite sports training centres, mental tools such as visualisation, imagery and mental rehearsal are an increasingly dominant part of the training regiment:
During the 1978/79 tour of Australia, England cricket captain Mike Brearley consulted a medical Hypnotherapists.
In the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the Russian team took no less than 11 hypnotists.
- Olympic champion Adam Malysz used hypnosis for his ski jump victory.
- Coach Phil Jackson (Chicago Bulls ) credited his morning practice of self-hypnosis, meditation, and visualisation with giving the Lakers the belief that they could win. Coach Jackson insists that the practised daily self-hypnosis when he coached Michael Jordon and the Bulls to their 6 NBA Championships.
- Jack Nicklaus has stated many times that he believes that golf is 90% mental preparation (Self Hypnosis) and only 10% skill. He prepares for matches by visualising problem putts and mentally rehearsing how he will execute each drive.
- Boxer Ken Norton used hypnosis before his victory over Mohammed Ali.
- The top baseball player Mark McGwire uses hypnosis to help him relax.
- Tiger Woods is believed to have done extensive hypnosis and meditation and continues to use a hypnotic trigger to focus his mind.
- Andre Agassi has worked extensively with Anthony Robbins, Americas leading results coach.
- Even Manchester united employed the services of Uri Gellar!
“I think the biggest problem facing athletes today is the lack of good mental preparation” - Sylvia Bernier – Olympic Diving Gold Medallist
Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions, if the answer you are looking for is not there then please do not hesitate to contact us.
What Is Sports Psychology?
Sports Psychology is commonly defined as "A science that deals with the mental and emotional aspects of physical performance."
There are three factors that influence our sporting ability; our fitness, our technical skills and our mental skills. Although many sports performers will spend a lot of their time on their fitness and technical skills, the mental side of the game is often neglected.
Sports psychology is about understanding the link between the mind and the body and using our mind to improve our sporting capability: By changing how we use our minds when we approach a game - by enhancing self-belief, dealing with how we respond to committing errors, setting goals and maintaining a positive attitude - it is possible to make a significant impact on our performance levels.
What is NLP?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the ingredient that gives leading sports performers such as Tiger Woods, Andre Agassi and Greg Norman the edge over their competitors. It is essentially a different way of thinking. It's effectiveness is based on the observation that if you alter the way you think, you can alter what you think.
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is a constantly evolving set of models, presuppositions, patterns, techniques, and observation-based theories resulting from the study of the structure of subjective experience, behavior and communication. Beyond understanding, NLP seeks to enable remedial and generative change quickly and ecologically.
It is both an epistemology, in that it studies how we know what we know and a methodology for creating practical descriptions of how we function as human beings.
There are a number of descriptions of what is NLP. The founders of NLP Dr John Grinder and Richard Bandler defined NLP as the "study of the structure of subjective experience" (Dilts et al; 1980). Judith DeLozier and John Grinder (1987) define NLP as "an accelerated learning strategy for the detection and utilization of patterns in the world".
From keen amateurs to leading professionals, NLP has proved to be an effective means to improving their overall game, their ability to play well in competition and to maximise their enjoyment of playing.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a highly effective means to creating positive changes to a sports performer's long-standing limiting beliefs, feelings and behaviours.
Very often sports performers are consciously aware of what they are doing wrong but are unable to alter their behaviour. This is because most of our actions are deeply rooted within our subconscious minds. When we are playing well, often described as being 'in the zone', it is because we are allowing our subconscious mind do what it does best.
By inducing a deep feeling of relaxation, it is possible to tap into the subconscious mind, which is more open to suggestion in a relaxed state. By using certain speech patterns and suggestions, the hypnotherapist is able to reframe any limiting behaviours or beliefs a client may have.
Hypnosis works for people of all ages and abilities and is a fast means to making a profound effect on many people, often manifesting itself, not only in their sport, but in their everyday lives as well.
How can it Benefit me?
It is amazing how good we can be at using our minds to work against us. Even before we start an activity, we can often find a number of reasons for failure - doubt, bad weather, lack of practice, tiredness, anxiety, stress - and find ourselves living up (or 'down') to our expectations.
Essentially, we can find ourselves performing badly because we are not using our minds in a positive way. As a result, we can form limiting beliefs about ourselves which leave us expecting failure rather than success.
Many sports performers suffer from a vast array of psychologically inhibiting thoughts that have a significant effect on their game. Although most would acknowledge that the main problem is psychological, few actually do anything about this aspect of their game, feeling that all problems can be ironed out on the practise ground.
In reality, most sports performers need to change the way they think to achieve a significant improvement in their game. NLP, hypnosis and other psychological techniques are highly effective means to achieve this. By adopting a number of psychological techniques, sports performers can quickly change how they think when they are playing and in practice, enabling them to improve their game significantly.
From keen amateurs to leading professionals, the psychologically of the player has proved to be an effective means to improving their overall game, their ability to play well in competition and to maximise their enjoyment of playing.
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