As those engaged in sporting activities will be able to appreciate, our own minds can be our greatest foes at times. We can question our own abilities at crucial moments, lose our cool or simply not give the commitment that it takes to make a success of our sporting endeavours. There are many ways in which hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help in this matter. Whether through NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or direct suggestion, hypnosis can offer a greatly undervalued key in getting the edge where it counts. Hypnosis can also be used to aid in sports recovery, this is by creating a sense of deep relaxation which lets the mind enter an REM state where the body can repair itself to the best of its abilities.