Release and Eliminate Your Anger and Play Better Golf
Regain Control of Your Emotions and Enjoy Anger Free Golf
Anger management is often the initial reason for clients approaching me for help with golf hypnosis. I’m pleased to report that it’s often one of the most straightforward and quickest problems for you to overcome. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, given that NLP and hypnosis are primarily about giving people choices and what the angry golfer lacks is choice. It’s acceptable to be annoyed and frustrated when you hit a bad shot, but it’s disastrous if you’re still annoyed, frustrated or worse when you hit your next shot.
Now people bring anger with them to the golf course for a wide variety of reasons that go beyond the frustrations and difficulties of this sometimes challenging game. Apart from any anger you may bring with you to the course, the main causes of anger in golf are from players’ reactions to the bad and unlucky golf shots they hit, the anticipation of those shots and other fears, the things their opponent does, any outside distractions or interference, real or imagined, the condition of the course, other individuals, crowds, outside agencies, etc. The list is endless.
Although these sources of anger are all different, they basically break down into 3 categories. The first two are beyond their control in that they cannot generally change what other people do and they cannot change the matters of fact that just are. The final category includes all the stuff that you bring to the course. I’m thinking here about things like your expectations, your desires, your goals and, worst of all, your past experiences and fears of repeating them. And don’t forget the anger you can bring to the golf course that has nothing to do with golf, maybe an argument with a friend or partner or a problem at work. It is very important here to understand and accept that, whatever the degree and nature of the provocation, the primary victim of your anger is you. And only you can decide if you’re going to make yourself angry over it. This programme will help you to learn to release and eliminate all these causes of anger.
So what does all this mean for your golf? Well, ask yourself how many shots you would have saved if you never lost your temper, never gave yourself a hard time, always developed a strategy before you hit the ball, and always played within your own capabilities.
So what’s included in Anger Management for Better Golf?
Well, I’ve included three powerful freestanding golf hypnosis sessions and an NLP session to help you to:
- Systematically release, eliminate the things that make you angry
- Control your anger habit by defusing all your past anger experiences
- Plan for a wonderful anger free future for your golf
- Automatically soften your reaction to all the things that make you angry out on the golf course.
Release and Eliminate your Anger – Hypnosis Session
I’ve named the first golf hypnosis session, in Anger Management for Better Golf, “Release and Eliminate Anger” and it’s a session you should use exclusively for your first few weeks or at least until you are starting to notice some results. The session starts by building a strong resource of confidence and calm before systematically taking you through all the things that used to make you angry and releasing and eliminating all the bad feelings you used to associate with them.
I don’t know if you remember the rather bizarre three-way playoff for the 2009 US Masters with Angel Cabrera winning through against Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell, despite shanking an approach shot during the final round and hitting a tree during the playoff. Angel’s ability to control his understandable anger, put those shots out of his mind and release them to the past is precisely what this golf hypnosis session is all about.
Control your Anger Habit – Hypnosis Session
Once you’re getting some positive results from “Release and Eliminate Anger”, it’s time to start using the second golf hypnosis session, “Control your Anger Habit” to upgrade your unconscious programming to change your old automatic reaction to all the things that used to make you angry. It’s ok to feel angry for a few moments after a bad shot, that’s natural, but it isn’t ok to carry it forward to the next shot.
I have to say that I don’t like seeing the anger that Tiger Woods so often seems to display on the golf course and I’m sure that it must make it very hard for his playing partners to ignore. However, it didn’t take me too long to realise that it doesn’t seem to have any long-term affect on him. Although he’s clearly using hypnosis while he’s hitting the ball, he appears to come out the moment he completes the swing. If it’s a good shot, he calmly moves on to the next shot. If it’s a bad shot he cusses and again moves on. He’s certainly calmed down before he hypnotically plays his next shot, so his bad shot and his temper don’t have any lasting effect – on him at least!
Enjoy Anger Free Golf – Hypnosis Session
You can use this third golf hypnosis track, “Enjoy Anger Free Golf” at any time throughout your use of this programme as it’s all about choosing the right path away from anger and experience a more enjoyable and increasingly rewarding golfing future.
Do you enjoy your golf and do the people around you share your enjoyment for golf? Now you may be wondering whether this Golf Hypnotist guy is barmy to be asking such a question. Doesn’t everybody enjoy their golf?” Then again I suspect that, when you really think deeply about it, you may be thinking the opposite.
So, do the professionals enjoy their golf? Well clearly some do and clearly some don’t – a picture of Colin Montgomerie just zoomed into focus in my mind’s eye. No, he doesn’t look like he’s enjoying himself. What about the people around him? Well many of his playing partners seem to cringe and look away, his caddy appears to hide behind the bag and the spectators feel uncomfortable – apart from the ones who enjoy watching his discomfort.
Anger Management on the Golf Course – NLP Technique
The three golf hypnosis tracks in this programme combine a variety of powerful techniques to help you eliminate the effects of anger from your golfing experience. This final track, “Managing Anger on the Golf Course”, uses an equally powerful NLP technique for collapsing the old anchors that used to trigger your anger. It captures that trigger and automatically uses it to fire off good feelings of comfort and confidence that overwhelm and replace the old explosive feelings of anger.