Pakistan’s players, now celebrating a win against Sri Lanka, used hypnosis to mentally prepare for the ICC World Twenty20 in England last week.
This was revealed by their new psychologist Maqbool “Max” Babri, who also happens to be a hypnotherapist of repute.
The players underwent several hypnotism sessions with him last week.
“I took them into a deep hypnotic trance, using a fractional relaxation technique, along with deep breathing and positive creative visualisation,” Babri told Cricket365 from Lahore.
“Creating a sanctuary for them to recognize that they are the world’s best at what they do and emerge out of this having faith in their abilities, while strengthening their resolve to create new benchmarks for success and happiness for themselves and their families.
As a hypnotist I helped them let go of any negative past experiences and utterances of parents, and other powerful people which were in a negative light.
“As a hypnotist I helped them let go of any negative past experiences and utterances of parents, and other powerful people which were in a negative light. Forgive others and self and not carry any burdens from the past or fears about the future. To remain in here and now play each ball, over, innings and match as if this was the only match that there is. Doing whatever can be done in here and now.”
“I am happy to report that each one of them went into a deep hypnotic trance,” Babri reported. “They have now been programmed to bring the trophy home.”
“They feel that their great tensions, worries and even body stiffness is now gone. It is a happy and confident bunch of raw talent and they will create some great records and performances.” Babri has over thirty years of professional experience of coaching and training with the corporate sector in Pakistan as well as in Middle East and Europe.
Babri is a US qualified and certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and was trained by the legendary American teacher, Gil Boyne.