"What is the best way to get good at something? I would like to think most of you would answer, practice"

Can Hypnotherapy Help Improve Performance?

I have met very few people that enjoy role playing in a business environment and just saying the words ‘role play’, can strike fear into many.

What is the best way to get good at something? I would like to think most of you would answer, practice.

Matthew Syed talks about this in his book ‘Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice’. Matthew was for many year England’s number one table tennis player and he now runs a Management Consultancy business.

He talks about 10,000 hours of purposeful practice to become World Class, on paper, that sounds like a lot of hours, however, if you start to break it down, it is not as big a task as you might think. Also, are you looking to become World Class at whatever it is you do?

We can all spend time visualising and I believe this can and should be done often if we really are looking to excel in our chosen field.


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"Hypnosis provides us with the opportunity to successfully role play situations, and this can have a positive and profound impact on our confidence, self-belief and how we perform"

I have heard some interesting stories over the years, some direct from the source, some I would like to believe are true. Just over 20 years ago, I met Sally Gunnell, who won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. She talked in detail about how much of her training regime was based on visualisation, seeing herself running the perfect race, imagining what it would feel like having that medal around her neck.

Now I am sure, some of her competitors, also imagined winning that medal, what was the difference between them and Sally?

The short answer would be, I do not honestly know, perhaps Sally had more natural talent, perhaps she trained more, I would like to think it was because she physically trained and mentally trained.

I have heard other stories about basketball teams and one where a coach sent half a struggling American college team home, and he asked them to visualise shooting hoops, the other half went on the court. The story goes that when he brought them back together as a team a month later, those that visualised had improved the most.

If you were to imagine doing something like throwing a basketball, would you imagine missing? Again, I would like to think, you would imagine the shot being perfect.

I am talking a great deal about sports here, however, we can visualise anything going well, and performance could be addressing a room full of people, giving a wedding speech for example.

Hypnosis provides us with the opportunity to successfully role play situations, and this can have a positive and profound impact on our confidence, self-belief and how we perform. If you are looking to excel, perhaps hypnotherapy holds to key.

Why choose me to help?

Around 1% of UK Hypnotherapists complete an advanced hypnotherapy qualification and whilst I am unsure of the actual numbers within each professional body, and even less so overseas, I know that this is the case with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and within my membership of the General Hypnotherapy Register. I have made the effort and investment required to complete this next phase of my professional development and can call myself an Advanced Practitioner.

In studying for my Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (NQF 6), I was fortunate enough to study with ex-Sheffield Hallam University lecturer Doctor Paul Peace, Philosophy (PHD), Psychology, and Karen Bartle who holds a master’s degree in Health/Medical Psychology.

Throughout my career as a Hypnotherapist, I have been fortunate to study with people whom I consider to be some of the best in the business and in addition to studying with Karen and Paul, I trained with Matthew Ferguson and he has worked with Olympic athletes, Doctors and Psychiatrists to name but a few professions and he has over 25 years’ experience of Hypnosis and Clinical Hypnotherapy, and he also shared some fantastic knowledge and expertise with me.

I was also, fortunate enough to study with Nick Davies who created the BLAST Technique®

The studying I completed with Nick, sees me able to resolve negative memories through eye movement, and this is one of the most valuable skills I possess. I have studied numerous times with him and there are less than 50 Advanced BLAST Technique practitioner® in the world (3/2/21), of which I am one.

In short, I have an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, I am a Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic programming, a skilled eye movement therapist, a qualified Advanced BLAST Technique practitioner®, as well as also being a Motivation Therapist and Coach. I have helped thousands of people and I am confident that my help will positively make a difference, however, rather take my word for this, I would encourage you to read the reviews left by others, you can do this by clicking the link below.



So, if you are looking for a skilled hypnotherapist, with a wealth of experience in helping people to excel in their chosen discipline or field, then I recommend you get in touch, knowing that I can help wherever in the world you might be.