Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Robert Butler
The purpose of this research was to systematically regulate the sport arousal state of soccer players. Hypnosis viewed as an alternate state of consciousness was the vehicle to the beneficial sport arousal state. Once in an hypnotic state, a post hypnotic suggestion was utilized to reproduce that beneficial sport arousal state as players stepped upon the soccer field. The focus was two-fold: First, to determine whether or not a benefical sport arousal state could be attained within the hypnotic state; and secondly, wheather or not a beneficial sport arousal state could be reproduced by post-hypnotic suggestion for a game situation.
Sanders, James, "Fixation on a Beneficially Aroused Consciousness in the Game Situation, Contingent Upon Hypnosis, in Soccer Players" (1985). Student Work. 760.