Zealand, have used NLP strategies to assist with their achievements.
NLP Practitioners deploy a number of strategies when coachingpeople who want to improve their mental and –as a consequence - physical performance. The mind and body are hardwired in a loop. Beliefs, habits, experience and knowledge - sometimes not of our own choosing - establish the parameters of what is (and is not) possible for our mind and body. Often we override the feedback loop for the unconscious and autonomous systems in our body, thereby making flawed meaning about the information coming into our conscious awareness.
Every client is different, although there are patterns common to every athlete such as pain barriers, mind-set, physical fitness and recovery time. Imagine having a strategy so that within 60 seconds you have negotiated another option to pain, while at the same time calibrating the impact it might have on the next race. Imagine being able to achieve training goals and commitments with less conscious effort and more automatic behavioural excellence. Or perhaps it would be good to uninstall non supportive habits and thinking and install some new ones to help achieve the goals you want. NLP strategies can also assist athletes in better accessing the parasympathetic system for recovery, or for endurance athletes, activating it at will.
Future Now are pleased to be a friend of No Shadows, http://no-moreshadows.blogspot.co.nz/ a performance coaching and training group developed by Stu Downs. We are supporting No Shadows clients to achieve their outcomes through NLP techniques and strategies, and look forward to assisting people achieve their outcomes for the 2014 Taupo Cycle Challenge.
Sometimes the difference the makes the biggest impact on attaining performance excellence are new mind skills to change what was previously limiting on the inside and out.