Pittsburgh Hypnosis Blog

March 9, 2016

Enhancing Sports Performance with Hypnosis

Filed under: Hypnosis,Sports Improvement Hypnosis — Dan and/or News Agents @ 11:09 am

You may have heard of performance anxiety but have you heard of performance enhancement? While both of these may be addressed with hypnosis there is a distinct difference.…. Performance anxiety is that “frozen” feeling you get just when you need a steady flow of confidence most. Performance enhancement, on the other hand, is really the next level beyond. The goal with performance enhancement is to elevate an individual’s performance to peak levels or restore previous performance levels that may have been compromised due to physical injury.

At one time or another we’ve all experienced that effortless “in the zone” feeling. Many people mistakenly believe that the less anxiety involved, the better they perform. Not necessarily so. It has been proven that different individuals need different levels of stress in order to perform well, meaning that each individual has their own zone of optimal function.

Since it is vital to be able to recognize and assess an individual’s zone of optimal function, hypnotic age regression is a great help.  In this scenario the individual is hypnotically regressed to the troublesome performance/incident and then describes anything they may have noticed that could shed light on the problematic situation at hand.

Hypnosis may also be used as a performance-enhancing technique. Performance-enhancing techniques fall into two categories: active (meditation, mental imagery feedback, mnemonics, neurofeedback, speed reading) and passive (audio and visual cortical entrainment, sleep learning, subliminal training). Hypnosis offers both active and passive forms of intervention and can actually magnify the results of any these techniques which may already be in use. Hypnosis can be useful with regard to ego strengthening, mental rehearsal, and increasing inner strength.

These same principles not only apply to individuals in the sports world, but also individuals in the performing arts, academia, and anyone who is seeking effortless, exuberant superiority in their chosen field.

Dan Vitchoff has become known for excellence in Mental Training and Hypnosis. His patented and trademarked 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew National and International Media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Olympic Gold. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization, and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy. Vitchoff also uses the 33 MethodTM to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce anxiety in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center.

Don’t go it alone……. Plan for mastery in your chosen field! Start enhancing your performance with Dan Vitchoff’’s powerful and effective 33 MethodTM Hypnosis!

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Patricia at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan@33method.com

March 13, 2015

Olympic Athletes Turn To PA Hypnosis Center

Filed under: Hypnosis,Sports Improvement Hypnosis — Tags: , — Dan and/or News Agents @ 11:00 am


Vincent Hancock                                                                    Jeff Holguin

When professional athletes and Olympians look for a doctor they don’t just pick randomly in the yellow pages. They do their research and choose wisely.

Pittsburgh Steeler Ross Ventrone, and US Olympic Shooters Vincent Hancock, and Jeff Holguin all get a mental edge by seeing  PA Hypnosis founder Dan Vitchoff.  (more…)

February 9, 2015

5 Things Mentally Tough People Don’t Do


Doesn’t matter if you are a CEO, or a manager at your business, being mentally tough is essential for anyone in a high profile position. (more…)

July 15, 2012

Pittsburgh Hypnosis Expert, Dan Vitchoff has Developed Cutting Edge Mental Training Methods and Techniques Designed to Help Olympic Athletes Win Gold

December 9, 2009

World Hypnotism Day is January 4th, 2010

World Hypnotism Day, January 4th, was established to help educate the general public of the truth and benefits the timeless and natural process of hypnotism has to offer anyone.  Movies and books of fiction have warped the perception of hypnosis, which is why World Hypnotism Day is a necessity in order for more people to understand the truth and use this natural, expedient and effective process for personal change.  On World Hypnotism Day, and days before and after January 4th, hypnotism professionals around the world combine their efforts presenting free and low cost events in their area to promote hypnotism and help the general public become more aware of hypnosis and the benefits it offers any individual desiring personal change.

PA Hypnosis Center will be celebrating World Hypnotism Day with a Saturday Open House on Saturday, January 16th, 2010!  All participants will receive a FREE Consultation and Evaluation with one of our Certified and Licensed Hypnotherapists!  Discover how easy it can be for you to lose weight, quit smoking and make positive changes in your life with hypnosis! 

For more information please visit www.pahypnosiscenter.com or call 724-934-8446 to register for this Life Changing Event!

August 12, 2009

Pittsburgh Steelers Take on Arizona Cardinals in a Pre-Season Super Bowl XLIII ReMatch

Tomorrow night the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals will meet once again on the football field. This time around the stakes obviously will not be as high, however this new found rivalry will probably live on for some time to come as many Pittsburghers expected Arizona’s Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt to become the Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach when Bill Cowher retired.

Even though the Vince Lombardi trophy is not on the line this time, I’m sure both teams are going to want to show up with their A Game. In pre-season the focus is not only on finding a way to win, many of the players are also competing for positions on the team.  What we’ve found is that, at this level of competition innate talent and ability is the norm, what sets apart one player from the next and subsequently one team from the next is how mentally prepared they are for competition.  Here at our Pittsburgh hypnosis center, we work with athletes of all ages and all abilities to help them acheive peak performance.  Dan Vitchoff has developed a system that we use with our athletes called,”The 33 Method” which  combines Hypnosis, NLP and Sports Psychology.  These are the same methods and techniques that he used with his Olympic Gold Medalists at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing,China.  We have also taken these specific and effective methods and techniques and incorporated them into our in office hypnosis programs that address weight loss, smoking cessation, reducing stress, tension and anxiety, overcoming fears and phobias, boosting self confidence, public speaking and more.  Feel free to visit our website at www.pahypnosiscenter.com for more information about our in office hypnosis programs or call our office at 724-934-8446 to schedule a FREE Consultation.

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