“The results from the present study found that participants in the hypnosis intervention group scored significantly higher than the relaxation intervention group at post-intervention in dribbling and defensive skill scores…. and in three-point shooting scores. Participants in the hypnosis intervention group also performed significantly better at post-intervention than at pre-intervention in the dribbling, defensive and speed shooting skill components…
This quote is part of the findings of research conducted by Phd doctoral candidate Brian Vasquez at Washington State University. in 2005.*
He compared the performance of basketball players, some of whom underwent hypnosis aimed at strengthening performance and allowing the participants to enter a particular state of mind.
It’s one of many studies showing that hypnotherapy can significantly improve athletic performance.
Via the similar methodologies, hypnosis is equally effective in improving performance in most forms of human endeavour, whether business, artistic, athletic or personal improvement.
You can read the entire paper here.
* THE EFFECTS OF HYPNOSIS ON FLOW AND IN THE PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF BASKETBALL SKILLS By BRIAN L. VASQUEZ
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Education DECEMBER 2005