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Hypnosis cures ‘yips’ for Christmas

8.10am 26th October 2007 - Corporate

Missing short putts drives golfers mad with frustration! Now players who are struggling on the greens can solve their problems ‘while they sleep’ – through a unique new range of specialist golf hypnosis programmes.

The MP3 downloads and CDs at are specifically targeted to manage times in a round when pressure and anxiety can wreak havoc for a golfer, and feature techniques used by young British golf sensation Ollie Fisher.

‘Become A Deadly Short Putter’ promises to bring an end to short putt misery and ‘Beat First Tee Nerves’ helps to cope with tee-ing off in front of other golfers, which can strike fear into even the best of players.

Both products feature the mind coaching skills of Tim Smale, one of the country’s leading clinical hypnotists, whose clients include former Labour Party spin king Alastair Campbell and a host of sporting stars and high-profile business people.

He has combined proven hypnotic relaxation methods with tried and tested golf drills from Advanced PGA Pro, Chris Jenkins, the swing coach to rising star Oliver Fisher.

Smale and Jenkins have designed the products to give golfers easy access to ‘their own personal game shrink’ – so they can benefit from high-quality mind coaching from the comfort of their own home.

Chris Jenkins said, “Using a mind coach is like having an extra club in the bag but the average golfer simply cannot afford to have that kind of resource at their disposal.

“ gives golfers the chance to experience all the hints, tips and mind coaching techniques used by the pros – from the comfort of their own home. All they have to do is sit back and listen.”

‘Become a Deadly Short Putter’ focuses entirely on holing dreaded short putts, with drills to help golfers develop confidence and repeatable technique on the green.

‘Beat First Tee Nerves’ combines relaxation and visualisation techniques with proven pre-shot routines to give golfers the mental skills to make a great start to their round – and keep it going.

“Nervous tension can cause even the best golfers in the world to ‘choke‘,” said Tim, 46, who runs the private Mindworks practice off London’s Trafalgar Square.

“We use hypnosis to access the subconscious mind and allow golfers to absorb high quality relaxation and instructional information to resolve their golfing issues. It is a very powerful and fast-acting method.”

Both state-of-the-art, digitally mastered audio recordings are available in CD or MP3 format, priced £12.95 and £9.95 respectively from

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