Can something as simple as EFT (tapping) help you to improve your sports performance and win?
I find it slightly crazy when you consider that it’s not that long since we thought the world was flat, until someone proved otherwise!
Similarly there was a belief that it was not humanly possible to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. Of course Roger Bannister proved this wrong, since then school children can achieve the same time!
I’d like to invite you to consider the possibility that the only thing limiting our ‘true’ capabilities are our beliefs and conditioning’s.
Top athletes in any sport have very little difference between their skills. What separates the champions is their mental game, the ‘what goes on in their head’
Even the ‘best’ of sports participants have negative self-talk and emotions that serve to limit their performance.
When a footballer lines up to kick a goal, lots of self-talk is going through his head. Things like “If I don’t kick this goal we’ll lose” or “I always have trouble kicking a goal from this side of the field” or “We’ve lost the last 6 games, we’re never going to make it to the finals”.
They pick up these thoughts, notions and attitudes on their journey through life that, once exposed, qualify as first-class comedies. This is the mental game that EFT can help to change.
How Can EFT Enhance Performance.
- Addressing the performer’s self-image/identity, and eliminating any negative self-beliefs which could hinder peak performance.
- Identifying and strengthening positive self-beliefs and beliefs about performance by having the performer say these and applying EFT to any resistance which comes up.
- Releasing tension/anxiety associated with performance – Having performers visualise the situation beforehand and apply EFT to any anxiety that comes up. EFT can be especially useful to sort through any particularly difficult situations or scenarios.
- Releasing the negative emotions and effects of past failures. These can be systematically identified and addressed with EFT. It is important also to seek out any negative beliefs that may have developed out of these failures and address these also.