Motivation To Exercise

When people consider exercising, they often go through that phase of  rationalizing it with themselves. You use that language at times, don’t you? “I ought to start exercising.” “I should do some physical exercise.” “I must get to the gym.“ This sort of language shows that exercise is often something we don’t really want to […]

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Running – Enhanced Endurance

When I was putting this audio track together, I had just got back in the country following my holiday and was just getting back into my running and my training for my next marathon, with a couple of shorter races along the way in the build up too. Since getting back, I had been researching […]

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Installing & Advancing the Runner’s Mantra – Using Hypnosis

First of all, let me kick off with a dictionary definition of what mantra actually is: man-tra Noun 1. (originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) A word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. 2. A statement that is frequently repeated; a characteristic formula or refrain. Whilst out on a club efforts/intervals session on the […]

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Going That Extra Mile With Exercise

Just before putting this audio track together, I had been watching the Chawner family on Sky Bio once again. They have been dubbed (by the tabloid media mainly) Britains laziest family and Britains fattest family. Apart from being driven mad by the parents and the way they communicate, I watched the recent episode with interest […]

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Fall in Love With Exercise

I put this hypnosis audio track together when I had just got back home from a New Year trip in Africa and had just started my training for five marathons that I was running in successive weeks later that year. I needed a big boost to get driven and to truly fall in love with […]

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Enhancing Sporting Performance

You are going to have to bear with me for a few paragraphs here if you are not into running. But this is all relevant to the personal development process I am sharing here in this hypnosis audio track. It is something that I have used directly in the past with amazing results. This hypnosis […]

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Enhancing Physical Endeavour – Keep On Exercising

Sometimes people need to have the courage of their convictions. Sometimes we need an enhanced sense of purpose, belief and endeavour. This is so true in sports performance, but also in a wide variety of facets of life. In marathon running, my own hero is Paula Radcliffe, not just because she holds the world record […]

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Associative Strategy Of Elite Runners

A little while ago on my blog, I wrote on using dissociation as an evidence based process for enhancing endurance as a runner. Throughout my own research and exploration on how to use the mind to really develop our running ability, I have also found that related to the research on hypnosis and running, there […]

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Getting The Runners High

Over the years, I have read a lot of information, opinion as well as some utter nonsense about something referred to as the “runners high”. Popular running blogs, and non-academics in the running community refer to this “runners high” as a sort of euphoria type of state that results in the body being flooded by […]

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Altering Our Perceived Level Of Effort When Running

In all of my explorations of methods and strategies for using hypnosis to help advance sporting performance, one of the most impressive uses of hypnosis within studies has been that, “Perception of effort during exercise can be systematically increased or decreased with hypnotic suggestion even though the actual physical work-load is maintained at a constant […]

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