37. Performance Enhancement

  1. Les Brann2,
  2. Jacky Owens3 and
  3. Ann Williamson4
  1. Barry Cripps

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950905.ch37

The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

How to Cite

Cripps, B. (2011) Performance Enhancement, in The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice (eds L. Brann, J. Owens and A. Williamson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950905.ch37

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sheffield University, UK

  2. 3

    University College London, UK

  3. 4

    Salford Universities, UK

Author Information

  1. United Kingdom, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683675

Online ISBN: 9781119950905

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Keywords:

  • performance enhancement;
  • integrated hypnosis;
  • treatment of exercise addiction;
  • perceptual motor skills;
  • hypnosis in sport;
  • performance–arousal curve;
  • Yerkes-Dodson law;
  • progressive muscle relaxation (PMR);
  • other performance anxieties

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Outline of the Problem

  • Theory as to Why Hypnosis Might be Useful

  • The Published Evidence for the Use of Hypnosis in Sport

  • The Practical Evidence for the Successful Use of Hypnosis

  • The Clinical Approaches Utilized within Hypnosis

  • Discussion

  • Use of Imagery

  • Other Performance Anxieties

  • Discussion and Commentary

  • References