There is an increasing awareness that hypnosis is extremely valuable in the enhancement of sports activities of various kinds. It has been shown that the performance of accomplished skiers improves if they practice the runs in imagination in hypnosis prior to the event. Certainly hypnosis has been extremely effective for those entering archery completions and it has also proved to be very valuable for footballers, boxers and gymnasts.
It must be emphasised that hypnosis will not teach basic skills of the sport; however it is useful for those who are already proficient in the sport but wish to improve their performance to a point of excellence. There are many reports in the literature which indicate that top sports people have found hypnosis to be extremely valuable.