[tennisbiz] "Hypnosis" in tennis
In response to your question about "Hypnosis training" there are only two
places a player can be: in the mental and controlled by the various
"Thoughts" that come to them, or in an objective state, aware of the
"Thoughts" that come to them but letting them pass not taking head to any of
them. This is called being aware.
A player can gain an immediate edge once they stop being puppeteered or
"Hypnotized" by the chatter in their head. But "Hypnosis" is a poor word
because it imply's to person has no choice.
A person does have a choice. They can choose to be lost in the mental chatter
as it offers advice, reprimands, praise and a number of other nonsensical
commentary or they can choose to be objective to the "Thoughts" letting them
pass without believing one of them. And what a person does in their life in
this regard is what they are likely to do on the court unless it is during
the match that they have a life changing epiphany.
This is not something that can be placed onto, or into someone, but something
that they must choose.
Received on Tue May 28 2002 - 07:19:57 CDT