Sports Hypnosis in Practice: Scripts, Strategies and Case Examples
By Joseph Tramontana
This book offers new strategies and scripts for hypnotherapists, sports counselors and sports psychologists working with athletes to help them achieve their peak performance. A major focus of the book is that the therapist does not necessarily need to be familiar with the sport or activity to serve as a "mental coach" to the athlete. The athlete is instructed that the goal is not to improve the mechanics of their performance (that is left up to their coaches) but, rather, to help them to relax, concentrate and focus so that they fulfill their maximum potential. They learn not to let the mental side of their game trip up the physical side, but rather to enhance it.
There are also chapters on returning from injury and addictions, which are often important factors in athletes' careers. The book contains a number of case studies from a variety of sports where the author has worked successfully with athletes. In the case studies the author notes how surprised he was to learn that many clients have a vivid memory of the techniques he taught them, indicating just how important these techniques were to them. Also included is a section on marketing and getting referrals.
About the Author: Joseph Tramontana, PhD has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for 38 years working in private practice for the past 31 years. He is also a certified counselor through the National Institute of Sports Professionals. He is the author of Hypnotically Enhanced Treatment for Addictions: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Gambling, Weight Control, and Smoking Cessation(9780982357361) also published by Crown House Publishing.
Published: April, 2011