The use of hypnosis or hypnotherapy can be used to improve the results of any performance based activity. Poker is just another sport, although it doesn't rely on physical abilities, it's mostly mental.
Because your performance in poker relies so much on what happens in the mind, the use hypnosis or hypnotherapy techniques can have dramatic impacts on your poker results.
But lets start with the idea that you need to be in a deep subliminal mental state in order to alter your subconscious mind or thinking. From my experience, this isn't the case. Your mind can be reprogrammed by simply hearing or seeing things while fully conscious.
Simple things like watching TV, hearing what your friends or boss tell you, previous results in poker, all these things can have a big impact on programming your subconscious mind.
The best use case for putting someone into a deep hypnotic state would be to do a past life regression. For reprogramming your subconscious mind, it's not really needed. I haven't found a use case for doing a past life regression to improve results.
The techniques that I teach can be done while you're fully conscious or relaxed laying down. The beautiful thing about these techniques is that you can do them yourself, instead of relying on a hypnotherapist, every time you need help overcoming a mental "weed" that happened in your life or in the past that comes up.
It's key to overcome these subconscious "weeds" that pop up in order to get the best results that you can get, because they are likely holding you back.
So now I'm going to go over the 2 most powerful techniques that I've been using to overcome these mental weeds.
1. POKER AFFIRMATIONS
Affirmations are one of the most powerful techniques that exist to reprogram your mind. I created 6 affirmations videos on youtube, you can go listen to them at any time. I plan to create more of them. The more specific the affirmations are the better. Ideally you would create your own specific affirmations videos for yourself. For example, instead of a one sized fits all affirmation such as "my monthly poker income is always growing," you could enter in specific numbers such as, "my poker income is 15k / month now." Being crystal clear with affirmations will help it manifest more perfectly.
2. MEMORY TRANSMUTATION PROTOCOL
I created the memory transmutation protocol to overcome mental "weeds" from the past. One of my long time mentors Tim Zimmerman, created a tapping protocol, you can find here. I use similar but different techniques and different verbiage than he does, because I've found that it was simpler and worked better for me. I'm a minimalist and prefer to keep things as simple as possible.
I don't have time to go over the entire protocol in this article, but I'll give you the basics.
- You think of an event from the past that you wish to overcome.
- You say to yourself "I let go of this memory"
- You reimagine the event happening in a positive light, for example instead of you losing a poker session, you reimagine winning it, or you are happy about the lessons that you learned from it
- And you say "I bring in love, light and happiness..."
- Repeat this process until you feel better about the event.
- Repeat this process for every past event that keeps coming up
It's important to think about "When was the first time..." when these mental "weeds" pop up, because often times the first time you witnessed a particular emotion, is the most powerful one, and by removing that weed, it helps prevent it from manifesting again.
That's the gist of it, if want to learn more, go to my coaching page, and fill out the questionnaire for a free 15 minute consultation, to see if you are a good fit for my coaching. I don't take everyone, I'm looking for people that have the discipline and motivation to really make a big impact on their poker results.
By removing these mental "weeds" from the past, it's like taking the governor out of a car, so it can go full throttle. You can be all you can be, except this isn't he army it's about killing it at the poker tables.