Sports Motivation Clinic, Chicago

Sports Hypnosis Chicago

     I'm Paul S. Palmer, Mental Skills Coach and director of the Sports Motivation Clinic. Author of Performing Under Pressure, helping Chicago area athletes master their mental game since 1985. Sports Psychology made easy.

What's Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is guided relaxation. The same relaxation you pass through every night on your way to sleep. Hypnosis has been around for a few hundred years and it's the oldest tool to help athletic performance. Before sports psychology there was hypnosis. I can teach you simple relaxation techniques that can help any athlete master their mental game.

What hypnosis isn't

     If you think hypnosis is scary, the work of the devil, mind-control or you are worried it will make you cluck like a chicken, you have to get your head out of the Dark Ages. Think of anything you ever saw in the movies where the evil hypnotist sent his helpless victims out do do dastardly deeds. And ask yourself, have you ever seen anything like that on the 6 o'clock news? Have you ever read in the newspaper of that sort of thing happening anywhere? No, no, a thousand times, no.

     Hypnosis is not some kind of demonic mind control. Hypnosis is a wonderful tool that can help YOU maximize YOUR own mental abilities. It's guided relaxation and that's it. Sad to say, athletes and coaches that have a negative opinion of hypnosis don't know anything about it.  I can't help them get any smarter but I can help you. I can teach you how to use the oldest tool to help athletes master their mental game.

Am I hypnotized during the game?

     Sports Hypnosis, ChicagoNo. The hypnosis (guided relaxation) process happens off the field. First, in my office and then guided by your CD in the comfort of your own home. The locker room isn't the place to work on your mental game. You want a place where you won't be disturbed, away for all distractions. It's homework!

What happens when I'm in a trance?

     One of the biggest misconceptions about hypnosis is the you are out of it, in a trance, unconscious and under the spell of the hypnotist. That's only in the movies. You are only relaxing in the same way you would relax if you were intending on taking a nap. You use this relaxation to program in what you want to have happen during the game. Think of it as getting mental reps at winning so that during the real game you have this experience logged it.

Will hypnosis interfere with coaching?

     No, never. I don't tell you how to play your sport, only how to master your mental game, under pressure. However your coaching will always be brought into the mental exercises. So, I hope you are getting good advice.

 Who uses hypnosis techniques?

     The list is longer than your arm but here is a small sample. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rod Carew, Mary Lou Retton, Lee Evans, Ken Norton, George Brett, Jimmy Connors, Wayne Gretsky, Chris Evert, Bill Buckner, Phil Jackson and the Chicago Bulls,  the 1983 Chicago White Sox, a few Chicago Bears, no Cubs (explains the 108 year drought), players on the 2010, 2013 and 2015 Chicago Blackhawks, and Olympic Athletes by the thousands going back to the 1950's, all use techniques derived from hypnosis. I know what they are using and I can teach you too.

If you live in the Chicago area, call today and make an appointment. 708-824-9057

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14810 S. Keystone Ave.
Midlothian, IL 60445
Minutes from 294 Toll Way, I 57, I 80, or Metra
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