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Any athlete will tell you that sports are as much a psychological battle as they are a physical challenge. Performance anxiety can lead to muscle tension and tense muscles require much more energy to operate. Furthermore, a confused, anxious athlete will not be able to respond dynamically to unexpected challenges.

There is a growing body of evidence that brainwave stimulation, relaxation, visualization and anchoring techniques can vastly improve sports performance. Athletes who use this technology report rapid improvements, not only in performance but in general mental attitude and the ability to respond faster to changing situations. If you read some of the articles in the further reading section you will find dozens of success stories from athletes.

Many coaches recognize the importance of psychology in sports, and have developed effective brain training regimens for their athletes. Based on these protocols, the sessions in Neuro-Programmer will help familiarize you with the "zone" state and aid in specific visualization techniques for athletes. This will help prepare you to compete and perform at your best.

There is a full section of the NP3 documentation dedicated to sports performance, including instructions, practical psychological techniques and other tips recommended and used successfully by athletes and coaches around the world.

"I just turned fifty and yet I'm in the best shape of my life. Mind machines help me recover more quickly, rest more deeply , and, I believe, stimulate growth hormone"

- Frank Zane, three-time Mr. Olympia.

 

Further Reading

Abrahams, J. (2001). And the Winner is You. Golf Magazine.

Baum, K. H. (1999). The Mental Edge: Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind/Body Connection. Penguin.

Benson, H., Beary, J. F., & Carol, M. P. (1974). The relaxation response. Psychiatry: Journal for the Study of Interpersonal Processes.

Garfield, C. A., & Bennett, H. Z. (1984). Peak performance: Mental training techniques of the world's greatest athletes. JP Tarcher.

Hawes, T. Using Light And Sound Technology To Access "The Zone" In Sports And Beyond.

Thomas, N., & Siever, D. (1989). The effect of repetitive audio/visual stimulation on skeletomotor and vasomotor activity. In Hypnosis: 4th European Congress at Oxford. London: Whurr Publishers.

Go to the Research & Further Reading section