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Mindfulness Sessions for Atheletes and Sports Teams

Dennis Waitley took the visualisation process from the Apollo Programme and instituted it into the Olympics Programme in the 1980s and 90s. It was called the visual motor rehearsal.

Atheletes were hooked to sophisticated bio feedback equipment and were asked to purely visualise their event/race/match in the mind. Incredibly the same muscles fired as if they were running the race on the track. When you visualise you materialise.

The subconscious mind is 30,000 times more powerful than our conscious mind and this is a game changer for athletes.

The human brain is always buzzing with electrical and chemical activity, it builds up positive and negative scenarios all day without our intervention. When we are in a mindful state, we become aware of the continual shift of our thoughts that are often driven by our opinions, beliefs and experiences. We learn to observe them without getting engaged. In mindfulness, you’ll just let those thoughts float away, quietening the mental cacophony, and bringing a state of inner silence. When we achieve this state the brain’s ability to generate feelings of anxiety, apprehension, frustration, and stress gets suppressed. This mindful state for athletes results in enhanced productivity in high stress situations, lowering physical pain, improving endurance, sharpening focus and improving sleep and recovery time.

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