It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul. We all know how to put on a “game face” but it is the eyes tell the real story. In recent years one could observe golfer Tiger Woods on the course and look at his body language, his swing, his technique, etc and maybe make some guesses about potential outcome for his round. However, if you were to look at Tiger’s eyes in these recent years, you’d see perhaps the most powerful factor of all: his mindset. You’d conceivably see something akin to fear or self-doubt; the aftermath of the the rocky downward and sideways path of his messy personal life, health and career. But at Sunday’s Masters Tournament at Augusta National we had the privilege and the pleasure of looking at Tiger Woods’ eyes and seeing the “eye of the tiger.” His eyes revealed a very focused, determined, confident Tiger. The return of the Tiger we loved to cheer on. And we all know how that turned out! Now I don’t know if he has been working with a mental performance coach, a sports psychologist or even a hypnotist. But something has shifted. Something has undoubtedly shifted. You could see it in his eyes. In my work with athletes, we tap into the power of the subconscious mind to neutralize the negative mental chatter, relegate the past to the past, tune out crowd distraction and quickly increase confidence for measurable results that last. When we are aligned in body, mind and spirit our talent, training and desire come together to produce a powerful performance. It would seem that at last, Tiger has found his way to this alignment.
Mona Jones is a Certified Hypnotherapist who works with athletes using a variety of techniques to eliminate mental blocks to rapidly measurably improve performance. For more information visit her website at MonaJonesHypnosis.com