HEARTLAND HYPNOSIS CONFERENCE 2018

BLOG ABOUT SESSION – Caryn Bird, CH

WORKING WITH ATHLETES

CLINICAL TRACK

 

There is a vast client market of athletes looking for the secrets of being a champion.  All top athletes are looking for how to get that mental edge over their competition while others are looking to overcome performance anxiety and mental blocks.  This market ranges from Olympic hopefuls, college athletes, adults training for marathons and even elementary aged kids.  An athlete’s success is 10% physical and 90% mental! Hypnosis helps them reach their peak performance!

Working with an athlete is a bit different than working with many of the other clients hypnotists typically see.  Most athletes already have a clear sense of goals, what they need to improve and what they want to achieve. A successful hypnotist must help give the athlete that extra piece of the puzzle (mental toughness and confidence) as well as help him develop a Mental Toughness Training Program.

In this class, I will share a step-by-step approach that will guarantee success with every athlete.  We will look at proven techniques, client forms and required homework.  We also will discuss the importance of visualization, personal power words and self-hypnosis as we explore the secrets to working with athletes.

BUILDING CLIENT RAPPORT FROM START TO FINISH

BUSINESS TRACK

Building rapport with a client is so much more than looking good on paper. Generally, the best predictor of success in therapy is rapport—feelings of trust and respect between the participants.  The way a hypnotist relates to and treats a client is the key to being a successful hypnotist.  Rapport starts with the first contact whether it be an email, phone call or first appointment and ends with the final follow-up email.  Let’s talk confidence mixed with empathy!
Master the skills needed to relate to your clients from the first contact through the follow-up email.
Utilize the key techniques in establishing rapport with a client; listening, mirroring, pacing, empathy
Apply these techniques in every appointment and with every client.
Discuss how to establish trust with each client whether you personally relate or not.
Acquire referrals from every client you see.
ABOUT CARYN
Caryn holds a B.A in Psychology with career experience in the psychology field, marketing and, the corporate world. Caryn became interested in hypnosis when she and her husband chose to birth their third child using HypnoBirthing. Because of her birthing success story, her obstetrician encouraged her to teach the course. Caryn became a Hypnobirthing Practitioner in 2003 and a year later a Consulting Hypnotist. She specializes in Sports Performance Hypnosis and Mental Toughness Training. Caryn has helped hundreds of athletes, including collegiate and Olympic Trail athletes, achieve their goals and dreams.  Win With hypnosis is located in Burlington, WI.