In a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph, boxer “Iron Mike” Tyson explained how he regularly used the power of hypnosis to prepare for fights during his career. Known for his fierce presence in the ring, Tyson credits his explosive style to working with a hypnotist.
Speaking about his manager, Cus D’Amato, Tyson stated that “Cus used to have me professionally hypnotized two or three times a day – before sparring, before training and before fights. My objective was to destroy.”
Having won his first 19 fights by knockout, Tyson is widely regarded as one of the most dominant heavyweights to ever live. He is one of many professional athletes who have used hypnosis to sharpen their game. Both Tiger Woods and tennis superstar Andre Agassi utilized hypnosis to boost their athletic performance. Phil Jackson, the winningest coach in NBA history, used hypnosis with players including Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to help power his teams to victory.
The benefits of hypnosis are certainly not limited to enhancing sports performance. Research shows the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in reducing anxiety and stress, increasing motivation, promoting weight loss, overcoming bad behaviors and so much more.
The reason hypnosis is so powerful is because it taps into the extraordinary power of the subconscious mind; that part of you that controls about 95% your behaviors. In hypnosis we access this part of the mind and offer it empowering suggestions that help you unlock your greatest potential. You may not be looking to unleash your inner “Iron Mike” but whatever your goals are, hypnosis is a fantastic tool to help set you on a path of achievement and success.
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Jeremy Stillman is a certified hypnotist and life coach with a passion for supporting others to reach their fullest potential. Jeremy’s integrative approach incorporates Ericksonian hypnosis, Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), energy medicine, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and the latest advances in neuroscience to lay the internal groundwork for success. Connect with Jeremy on Facebook or visit JeremyStillman.com for more insightful articles and videos, hypnosis track downloads or to schedule a Skype or face-to-face session.