Using Hypnosis to Enhance Athletes Self-Confidence and Develop Performance
Future Research and Practical Reflections
Dr Jamie Barker
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss how hypnosis can be used to enhance self-efficacy in sport performers and is organized as follows.
First, a theoretical rationale for using hypnosis to enhance self-efficacy is provided. Second, data outlining the effectiveness of hypnosis on self-efficacy and performance in applied and controlled settings is presented. Third, the applied issues relating to the use of hypnosis in elite sport are outlined, along with guidelines for best practice and areas for future consideration
Dr. Jamie Barker is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University, a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with The British Psychological Society, and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. He has an international research profile in applied (sport and performance) psychology based around three key themes: intervention effectiveness (including hypnosis and applied research methods), group dynamics and leadership, and stress. As a consultant Dr. Barker worked with Sony Europe, Sony Mobile, Impact International, the Football Association, the England and Wales Cricket Board, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, and Great Britain Rowing. He was the sport psychologist to the Great Britain Cerebral Palsy Football team at the Rio 2016 Paralympics and is presently National Lead Sport Psychologist for Disability Football within the FA.