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How to be ferocious like Mike Tyson Say Todd Stofka of Philly Hypnosis Performance

 Retired boxer Mike Tyson was professionally hypnotized with sports hypnosis before his fights to ensure he was as ferocious as possible in the ring. Tyson won his first 19 fights by knockout after becoming a professional boxer at age 18 and he developed a reputation for being a particularly vicious and aggressive fighter, who would quickly charge down opponents at the opening of the first round.

Boxing hypnosis, boxing hypnotherapy
Mike Tyson Boxing Hypnosis

The boxing icon now attributes the ferocity of his fights to a sports hypnotist, who he worked with several times a day at the request of his manager Cus D’Amato.

He tells Britain’s Daily Telegraph, “Cus used to have me professionally hypnotized two or three times a day – before sparring, before training and before fights. My objective was to destroy.”

 When asked if he ever felt remorseful about the viciousness with which he attacked his opponents, Tyson replies, “No, because Cus didn’t like me to be sensitive like that. He wanted me to be emotionless. He said feelings mean nothing. Feelings have nothing to do with your life. The only thing feelings do is distract you.”

 “In the hands of an expert, Sports Performance Hypnosis Psychology is one of the best mental training tools an athlete or anyone can have,” says Todd Stofka Sports Hypnotist. The athlete’s body is directed by their mind and hypnosis is all about the mind. If an athlete’s thoughts are ones of fear, anxiety, and/or fright, then they tend to play with those apprehensions.  Using Sports Performance Hypnosis Psychology an athlete can reach their peak performance and excel at their sport.

 A top, local golfer recently came to me for some help. He had been plagued with inconsistent performance when it came to tournament play. In the past 2 years he had not been able to move beyond districts. There was an internal frustration inside because he knew he could play better and yet those self-sabotaging moments had caused him to blow up on a hole resulting in a sabotaged round.

 From our sports assessment we began to take apart the sabotage. The sabotaging of a  round started with a bad shot, anger, failure to manage a mistake, the internal conversation, “I suck,” or “Now I am going to loose.”  Too many holes pasted by before slipping into playing well. With sports hypnosis we began to rewire these thoughts and behaviors. This included how to focus on what he wanted to happen and learning how to forget the mistakes. As a result he took 2nd in districts, did great at regionals and got to represent his team at States! Join me in congratulating Paul Foley for having an amazing season using Philly Hypnosis  golf sports psychology!

 We have only a few more slots open for our programs.  If Sports Performance is something you have been considering, give us a call to get started. If you’re not in the immediate area, we can work online just like I did with two Division 1 softball players in our Baseball Sports Hypnosis Program.

Todd Stofka can be reached at 877-557-7409877-557-7409 and at http://www.thebestweightlosssolution.com/

Using Basketball Hypnosis To Improve the NBA Philadelphia 76ers

Using Basketball Hypnosis to Improve the NBA Philadelphia 76ers.


“The Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record by losing their 21st consecutive game when they fell to the Pacers 99-90 in Indiana on Monday,” says Todd Stofka, Sports Hypnotist. We all learn via repetition and 21 straight losses is a lot of game time wiring the mindset of being a losing team.


The Sixers need to break this trance. When Stofka has worked with teams in this situation there are two things that need to be done. 1. Free up the individual players so they can have fun and play good ball. 2. Reunite the team to play as one by getting rid of the blame.


Basketball Sports Psychology Hypnosis is designed to address player’s issues such as:


•    Loss or Lack of Confidence

•    Managing Mistakes, Errors and Missed Shots

•    Anxiety, Tension, Self-Doubt Before and During a Game

•    Fear of Choking at the Line

•    Battling with the Shooting Yips

•    Becoming Overwhelmed by Pressure

•    Trouble “Getting into The Zone and Staying in The Zone”

•    Consistency Problems


Recently Stofka described working with a College Basketball team.  They were struggling with free-throw accuracy.  He took seven of the team members and had them make 50 free throws to get a baseline.  He then customized a mental training hypnosis for them and had them shoot another 50 free throws and tabulated the difference between the before and after hypnosis.  Their overall percentage of completed free throws had increased by 8% from 73% to 81%.  The best improvement was 25%. This all took place after a 2½ hr. practice. He created one audio for use off the court.


In their next few game, their field goal percentage improved by 15%.  In the following game, the participating players again made 87.5% of their free throws.


Michael Jordan said it best,

“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”


Basketball Sports Hypnosis can easily turn around the NBA Philadelphia 76ers along with any College or High School Team.


At Philly Hypnosis Sports Performance we help top NBA, College, High School players and other athletes win the mental game of their sport to succeed by creating core confidence, the ability to release mistakes, the ability to focus on the correct thought for the moment and the ability to create a winning belief inside to produce “in the zone” results. We have helped hundreds of athletes jack up their game using The Stofka Method.


Visit Philly Hypnosis Basketball Performance Psychology to see just how we can help you manage stress on competition/game day. For more information on Sports Performance Psychology for baseball, golf, basketball, football and more, call Todd Stofka at1-877-557-7409 for a free half-hour consultation at one of our three office locations in the Philadelphia area or work with us at our custom virtual office via Skype.

To book Todd now for interviews, speaking engagements, team or individual coaching, you can contact him at:  877-557-7409.


To find out more on creating laser focus in competition, an unshakeable winning attitude, managing mistakes, recovering from injuries and more sports performance, visit: http://www.thebestweightlosssolution.com/sports-psychology

Contact: Todd Stofka,   877-557-7409


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