Hypnosis and Sports Performance: A Case Study

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Sports Hypnosis and other Hypnosis topics.

Has anyone studied the effects of hypnosis in athletes?

Hypnosis and Sports Performance: A Case Study

Australian psychologist Alan Richardson tested three basketball teams on their ability to make free throws. He told the first group to spend twenty minutes a day practicing free throws. The second group was not to practice at all. The third group spent twenty minutes a day visualizing that they were shooting perfect baskets, but never stepped on a court. Of course, the group that did nothing showed no improvement. The first group improved 24% but through the power of imagery alone, the third group improved an astonishing 23% almost as much as the group that physically practiced.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Hypnosis Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Carma Spence-Pothitt