This case study examined the effects of a clutch-based hypnotic intervention on the performance and experience of a senior PGA tour golfer. The intervention encompassed hypnosis, regression imagery, a trigger control technique, and a preshot routine. Golf performance data were analyzed using a single-subject design. The results indicated that the player’s mean stroke average decreased from baseline to postintervention. The qualitative data suggests that the hypnotic intervention may help golfers regulate emotions, thoughts, feelings, and perceptions associated with a clutch state experience.
|Number of pages
|International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
|Early online date
|4 Nov 2020
|Published - 3 Apr 2021
- Clinical Psychology
- Complementary and Manual Therapy