The sporting world is full of opportunities to use hypnosis. Most high level athletes use some form of visualization as they prepare for their event. As well, athletes who are in the “Zone” are performing at a high level – way beyond their normal conscious standards. Being in the zone is the ideal place to be and this state of mind/body can be conditioned to the point where it occurs, seemingly naturally and at will. Of course few fans will really know all the hard work and practice that went on prior to the sporting event. What seems easy and natural took years or sometimes decades of training both mind and body. Fortunately, this form of conditioning is available to us all. Whether we are an elite athlete or simply raking leaves in our back yard, we can practice mental exercises that will help us achieve our goals.