Hypnosis For Running

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This audio programme is the culmination of over 10 years experience of running marathons and other long distance races

My personal experience is combined with a great deal of research and is therefore supported throughout with evidence to support the processes involved.

This programme is designed to work alongside you while you train for your marathon or any other running event or just if you are wanting to get better at running using the power of your mind.

Most marathon training schedules are 16 weeks long and so it is no coincidence that this programme is a 16 week programme dealing with all facets of the runners mindset.

Whether you are about to embark on your first marathon ever, or if you are a veteran, then you are going to benefit greatly from the use of this material. Perhaps you are just a beginner to running and want to train your mind as well as your legs and heart, and even get more from your legs by using your mind, then this programme is for you.

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Testimonial From A World Record Holder

“I can thoroughly endorse this comprehensive, 16 week audio course in self-hypnosis for runners.

Produced by avid marathon runner and acclaimed Clinical Hypnotherapist Adam Eason, all aspects of mental preparation are covered from goal setting and imagining your feelings when achieving your goals, through to sessions that help you cope with heavy training with enhanced recovery and then Adam guides you down through your taper and gets you in the Zone to ensure you arrive on the start line in peak mental condition.

This is a very thorough and evidence-based approach to self-hypnosis for runners and makes the ideal accompaniment to the book “Hypnosis for Running”.

Personally I found the audio mp3s covering the use of imagination absolutely fascinating. Similarly with Adam’s discussion about the use and power of mantras whilst running. Adam often talks through a subject at length before embarking on a guided, self-hypnosis session around that topic. This provides a very thorough grounding in each area followed by a virtual 1:1 with Adam during the self-hypnosis mp3.

On the basis of what I’ve learned from this 16 week course I have been able to develop my own personalised ‘power pack’ of self-hypnosis tools to aid my performance in training and racing.

Maybe it’s time for you to have a go too – you won’t be disappointed.”

William Sichel, Ultra Distance Runner, Multiple World Record Holder.

How Is Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Useful When It Comes To Running?

We use our legs to run, don’t we?

As a result, surely we just need to run and keep on running, as Forrest Gump would say.
Isn’t this the case?

Well frankly no. For running and for any sport performed to a competitive level the mind is just as important if not more important than the physical effort and technical performance.

Listen to any sports commentary and it won’t be long before you hear references to team confidence or indidual performance levels affected by the mental approach.

Though these days marathon running is my sport, I have played football to a fairly high standard and various sports throughout my life and I think just about everyone who has ever participated in any kind of sport can remember when our state of mind interfered with a good performance.

Of course, it is not just sports performance either, many men encounter anxiety with sexual situations which affects their ability. For others similar anxiety may have affected performance in an exam or test of some kind. The mental approach to whatever you do is vitally important for success.

In sports, it might occur in an important competition. A great recent example is how Rory McIlroy. the golfer. lost his healthy lead in Augusta. However he recovered mentally and showed some amazing resilience just a few months later to go on and win the US Masters golf major in tremendous style. You must have seen how tennis players struggle with those important points in big championships and how our football teams get affected by the crowd when they play away from home.

For us marathon runners, our mental approach might affect our performance in races as well as in the important preparation. So the answer is that, of course we use more than just our legs.

How Do I Help My Mental Approach?

I think everyone knows these days that our state of mind affects how we perform, yet it seems quite common for individuals to not understand how to get in control of their own mentality and mind, especially when it comes to sports performance.

So in this training we will consider all aspects of the training:

In the coming 16 weeks of this audio programme I shall be speaking to you a lot about how to use your mind, and how we are going to use hypnosis and hypnotherapy for enhancing your running ability, belief in yourself and ensuring your mind is as equipped and trained for the marathon day as your body is with all those miles under your belt.

Within the research that I have been conducting as I have put this programme together, it is amazing to read accounts of athletes and sports people as to the reasons behind the wide variation in their sporting performance and results. Very, very few (top elite people) actually perform with major consistency.

Injuries and health issues aside, the vast majority of the accounts suggest that most athletes and sports people believe their own differences in performance are due to parallel variations in their state of mind. Many athletes I encounter through my work and through running events I attend, tend to suggest that it is 50/50 physical and mental when it comes to their sporting performance and though this is only subjective evidence based on my limited encountering of sports people, I would say that it is a very low percentage 3-10% max of training time that is spent on the psychological skills and mental abilities required for peak performance.

It is a rare occurrence to encounter an athlete or sports person who spends a great deal of time and effort on their psychological skills and mental side of training. Let’s make this clear – the psychological side of training is just as important as anything else when it comes to sporting performance. The athletes at the very top of their game are the ones who know this more than the rest and that is why they are there.

Throughout this audio programme, I am going to talking in depth about a wide variety of techniques, skills, applications and methods all designed at enhancing your running performance.

Outline Of The Programme


(Please listen to this short audio first)

Manual – Hypnosis For Running – PDF

Introduction to Hypnosis For Running

Vol 1

Week One

Vol 2
Vol 3 – Hypnosis Session 1
Vol 4

Week Two

Vol 5
Vol 6 – Hypnosis Session 2

Week Three

Vol 7

Week Four

Vol 8
Vol 9 – Hypnosis Session 3

Week Five

Vol 10

Week Six

Vol 11

Week Seven

Vol 12
Vol 13
Vol 14 – Hypnosis Session 4

Week Eight

Vol 15
BONUS HYPNOSIS SESSIONInspiring Hypnotic Encouragement

Week Nine

Vol 16
Vol 17

Week Ten

Vol 18

Week Eleven

Vol 19
BONUS HYPNOSIS SESSIONTotal Freedom From Excuses

Week Twelve

Vol 20
Vol 21 – Hypnosis Session 5

Week Thirteen

Vol 22
BONUS HYPNOSIS SESSIONAmplify Any Feeling In Your Brain

Week Fourteen

Vol 23

Week Twelve

Vol 20
Vol 21 – Hypnosis Session 5

Week Thirteen

Vol 22
BONUS HYPNOSIS SESSION Amplify Any Feeling In Your Brain

Week Fourteen

Vol 23

Week Fifteen

Vol 24
BONUS HYPNOSIS SESSIONAccessing Your Higher Self

Week Sixteen

Vol 25
Vol 26 – Conclusion

Week Fifteen

Vol 24
BONUS HYPNOSIS SESSION Accessing Your Higher Self

Week Sixteen

Vol 25
Vol 26 – Conclusion


Although fascinated by the subject of hypnosis, I was at first cynical that it might make a difference to running a half marathon.

I was wrong.

Using Adam’s visualisation along with a decent training plan meant that I knocked 25 minutes off my personal best for a half marathon. I call that significant.

I have continued to use the principles, particularly those about breaking through the wall and being free from excuses, and since gone on to complete a half ironman distance triathlon towing a “shelterbox” behind me. I am in awe.

Shiatsu Dave

I have been a reluctant exerciser for the majority of my life, with only short bursts of effort, sometimes only lasting as much a couple of months but never any longer. It has been through using self hypnosis, goal setting, visualisation, relaxing into my runs and enjoying the sensation of what my body can do, getting excited about going out for a run, the amazing buzz I now get from running, the anticipation of entering a race have all contributed to my strange love/hate relationship with running. I never believed I could ever be a ‘runner’ as I’m quite buxum, but using these skills I now easily run 10k, I did the Great South Run last year (10 miles) and am doing a half marathon in October this year. I smashed my old beliefs and have some new ones now, I’m still buxum and still pushing myself to run further and faster than ever before.

Miss C L Lincoln

It has made such a difference to my running. I always fobbed hypnosis off as a scam, but have found that these techniques really do work. I highly recommend reading this if you want to go up to that next level with your running.

Dan Wood