It is now official – the British team that competed in the Beijing Olympics used ….. Neuro Linguistics Programming. And it is part of the success recipe – they achieved the best performance in 100 years, underlined with 19 Gold metals.
Apparently, and according to the article, the usage of NLP is common in the US and the Russian teams since ages, and Michael Phelps is probably another example.
If people can visualise winning and what it is like to hear the crowd as they cross the winning line and what it feels like to win, it becomes a reality to them and their mind shifts their perception of what is possible and enhances their performance.
Sonia Saxton says that “In the last few years NLP techniques have been top of the list and now coaches are a lot more experienced in athletes helping themselves mentally. Understanding the psychology plays a bigger role because that is what achieves the results.”
During preparation for Beijing, triple gold medal winning cyclist Chris Hoy has said: “Visualisation is a very important part. It’s good to go through every little detail of the race in your mind beforehand.
“Then when it comes to race day, you are prepared and you know what to expect. A major part of it is having self-belief.”
Sonia Saxton adds: “When Roger Bannister ran the first four-minute mile, he didn’t think it was possible until he imagined doing it. He saw it in his mind and imagined he had already done it, heard his feet hitting the ground, and felt physically what it was like to have achieved his dream. He overcame the belief that it wasn’t possible.”
Malaysia Team – please contact me and I would be so incredibly happy to assist the nation to achieve their goals.
Source: Personnel Today
Andreas is the founder of Asia Mind Dynamics and a certified trainer of internationally recognised certification programmes:
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) with the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP),
- NLP Coach Training with the Coaching Division of ABNLP,
- The Words That Change Minds -Language and Behaviour Profile of which he also is one of 17 Global Master Trainers
- Creating Your Future Coaching™ Techniques at the Masters Level with the International Timeline Therapy Association
- Hypnosis with the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH)
- Master Trainer with the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists (IACT).
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