Like many, many of you I watched the SuperBowl yesterday. And, as the world knows by now, our Seattle Seahawks won. Crushed them! Happy dance time!
It’s a wonderful achievement! How do you win a SuperBowl? Well, there’s conscious knowledge of the game and strategies for play needed. There’s a power state of body, a strength and physicality needed. I believe even more importantly, there’s a power state of mind needed. A winning state of mind.
I just discovered that the Seahawks preparations for success included regular meditation, designed to put them into “a mindset of greatness.” It worked! 🙂 I found an interesting article on this: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/seattle-seahawks-ohm-team-advantage/story?id=21614481.
By the way, meditation IS hypnosis. It’s a kind of self hypnosis. This state of slower brainwaves, this state of quiet mind, with a narrowing of focus, and an inner sense of well-being, that’s absolutely hypnosis. When this state is created and the mind directed to specific goals, creative problem solving comes alive. Success happens! That sounds very much like what the Seahawks did and that’s what I do with my clients, sports clients and otherwise. It’s all hypnosis.
Po-tay-to, po-tah-to. Perhaps “meditation” is a more socially acceptable word for some than “hypnosis.” I’ve noticed that lots of very successful programs and modalities for change actually utilize hypnosis but don’t want to call it hypnosis. Perhaps that’s due to pejorative weirdness and misconceptions still floating around left over from crazy Hollywood movies and popular culture. They’re scared of the word.
Hypnosis is something wonderful. Hypnotherapy is a guided use of this inner-focused state of mind for very specific goal achievement. As the Seahawks have shown us, using your mind in this way leads to success.
Discover more about this power of mind for yourself. Anytime. My office is in Bellevue, WA, and I’m happy to show you. I love working with athletes, and I’m so happy for our Hawks! http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net