Beginners To Pros…Breathe…Breathe…Breathe!

It sounds simple enough and you might say “I’m alive, I am breathing, what does this have to do with playing better golf”? There is a way to breathe that actually helps your body to relax and your mind to focus better and think more clearly. These are belly breaths. Most adults have become used to short, shallow breaths that only use our chest area. If we couple these short, shallow breaths with some stress, the breaths get even shorter and at times we actually hold our breath when we are faced with stressful situations. In order for our bodies to release excess muscular tension, and for our minds to get enough oxygen to remain sharp, we must breathe!

Here is the proper way to learn to “belly breathe”:

  1. Lie flat on the floor.
  2. Place a book on your belly button
  3. Make the book rise to a count of 6 when taking an “in” breath.
  4. Hold for a count of 6
  5. Exhale to a count of 6
  6. Practice…Practice…Practice

If you are a typical adult you will notice that this feels very different than the way in which you normally breathe. The amount of oxygen that enters our bodies in belly breathing is significantly higher and immediately begins to calm the body and mind. If you refer to my blog article “The Pros Do It…You Should Too!!!” on Pre-Shot Routines you will see that I have included breaths in that routine. It is important to practice these breaths off the course, and then practice them in your Pre-Shot Routine so that the whole process becomes natural and automatic…you will be amazed at the results!

April 26, 2019

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of related but focused concentration during which the subconscious mind allows and accepts suggestions for change. Brain scans have recently been used to observe the activity that occurs in the brain, turning hypnosis. These scans are being performed by the medical establishment to explain why hypnosis is so very effective. If you have ever been so focused on TV, a movie or even driving, that you lost all track of and everything else around you, you have been in a state of hypnosis. All types of habits and behaviors can be eliminated, changed or improved through hypnosis. All that is necessary is a sincere desire for change.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Almost everyone can be hypnotized. However, you must allow yourself to experience gnosis. Because it feels like relaxation, many people do not feel as though they have been hypnotized at all.

Will I lose control in any way during hypnosis?
No. You control whether you enter into hypnosis, which suggestions your subconscious mind accepts, and you also have the ability to bring yourself out of hypnosis anytime you choose. You maintain your free will and will not say or do anything in the gnosis that you would not do in a waking state.

Will I remember what you said during the session?
Most people hear every word that is said by the therapist and remember the content of the session.


Will you make me quack like a duck?

Not unless you want to! In order for suggestions to enter your subconscious mind. They must bypass the “critical factor.” This part of the brain decides whether or not, your subconscious mind will allow that particular thought to become part of your belief system. Therefore, you can only be attached to make the changes that you truly desire.

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