|I have seen tapes, books etc. about hypnosis and how it can help players.
My question is do you think this can actually work for players who want to improve their
|Thanks for your help George|
|Yes, I believe firmly in hypnosis, although I'm not a very good subject
for it myself (I tend to over-intellectualize, resisting the process; it's not at all
uncommon). What I have been able to do, from time to time, is fall into dead stroke, which
is very similar if not idential to a hypnotic trance.
Lou Butera has worked with a hypnotist; so did the late Lou Roberts, although he's not much of an example for obvious reasons. There's a hypnotherapist here in the Chicagoland area who specializes in working with pool players, having been a near-regional tournament player himself once. I can't imagine why hypnosis wouldn't help at least some players. Nobody says you have to act daffy or see elephants in the boulevard or crow like a chicken or any of the other goofy things performing hypnotists suggest their subjects do; it's just a particularly disciplined way to attain pure focus.
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