Thursday, June 30, 2011

Golf is not a Game of Perfect

Dr. Bob Rotella says, in his book Golf is Not a Game of Perfect,  that "golfers need selective memories, retaining the memory of great shots and forgetting bad ones.  Selective memory helps a golfer grow in confidence as he gains experience and skill."  Dr Rotella continuely points out that the great golfers,  Hogan, Nicklaus  & Couples use relaxation and visualization when swinging the club.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Rules

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals.  ~Proverb

Three small meals a day can make all the difference in the world when it comes to a healthy life.   Feeling full and enjoying every bite takes  conscious effort.  Do you really know how many calories you are consuming in one sitting or for that matter while you are watching TV or at the computer?  Research shows that minimal caloric intake can add years to your life... we are not talking about a restrictive diet..let's talk about a realistic plan.. eating the foods you enjoy... tasting the favors and pushing away from the table .. visualizing a smaller portion and knowing that you are not being deprived of anything.    Changing habits and setting realistic goals, that reinforce and encourage you to stay on task.. hypnosis is a powerful allows you to change habits.. and forgive and release limiting beliefs you may have when it comes to food and your self image

Thursday, June 16, 2011

fight or flight

Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.  ~Christian Nevell Bovee

Have you ever been to a Scary Movie, your heart beating faster, quick breathing, feeling chills and goosebumps, ready to jump out of your seat?  Why panic? You are perfectly safe sitting next to your friends, in a comfy warm environment yet your body is pumped full of adreneline and you are prepared to run at any moment.    Your Imagination has taken over your are in fight or flight mode.    Pretty amazing when you think about it, the problem is this process happens over and over again in everyday life .. whether it's your reaction to the kids, your boss, your spouse, the other driver or even your own inner thoughts, you are are experiencing chronic stress  Long term adreneline levels are damaging your body by affecting your blood pressure regulation system,thus  creating scar like tissue within your blood vessels... a prime location for clots to develop. Your immune system is also affected, reversing the production of white blood cells.   Relxation methods, Emotional Freedom Technique and Hypnosis can help you shift prospectives and change habits that may contribute to your stress. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The worst club in my bag is my brain. ~Chris Perry

The worst club in my bag is my brain.  ~Chris Perry.....

....very telling statement.  If you play golf or for that matter any sport you understand what this means....those negative, recurring thoughts, put downs, replaying the last shot in your mind when you should be focused  on how well your next shot will be. The tenseness of your muscles as you relive that last move, the should'ves and could'ves that only make you feel the rush of anger and adrenaline.     So what do you do about it..........?  How can you train your brain to allow your body and mind to move on?   "Every shot (hit, play) is in the past...reliving it in your mind will only make your muscles freeze up or  repeat the motion(s) that you were not happy with to begin with.     Practice relaxation methods...Tapping...and mentally rehearse the movements before you play the game.   A mental rehearsal has the same affect on your muscles as the real thing.  Get in the zone!!