Mental Training Expert, Dan Vitchoff Offers Insight into the Mental Preparations Required for the Pittsburgh Steelers to win their 7th Super Bowl

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Dan Vitchoff, MS Ed., CHt., Pittsburgh's leading expert on Mental Training, Performance Coaching, and Sports Psychology points out that sophisticated fitness training, better medical care, and a variety of other factors combine to minimize the physical differences in one sports team over another. "With as many well trained, talented athletes as are competing today in every sport, the difference maker is often which athlete or which team has the best mental training and preparation for competition. In the NFL, when a team loses it is often due to mental mistakes such as penalties and turn over's."

Here at the PA Hypnosis Center, we use the same techniques with our gold medalists and other successful performance athletes, as we use with anyone who comes here to lose weight, quit smoking, or reduce stress and anxiety.

As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for their 7th Super Bowl victory, Pittsburgh Steelers fans will be analyzing the physical strengths of their favorite players such as Ben Roethlisberger's ability to break out of the pocket and make big plays even under pressure or Mike Wallace's speed that enables him to beat any teams' secondary defense down the field. The first thing that comes to a fan's mind about whether or not their team will win the Super Bowl is often about the physical element of the game when in reality the mental aspect of the game is just as important if not more important than a player's physical strengths and weaknesses.

Dan Vitchoff, MS Ed., CHt., Pittsburgh's leading expert on Mental Training, Performance Coaching, and Sports Psychology points out that sophisticated fitness training, better medical care, and a variety of other factors combine to minimize the physical differences in one sports team over another. "With as many well trained, talented athletes as are competing today in every sport, the difference maker is often which athlete or which team has the best mental training and preparation for competition. In the NFL, when a team loses it is often due to mental mistakes such as penalties and turn over's."

The term any given Sunday has been coined to acknowledge the fact that any team can beat any team on any given Sunday. Professional Athletes such as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers have to have the ability to make big plays even under intense pressure which is a result of intense mental training and preparations. Vitchoff, founder of the PA Hypnosis Center, and the mental coach who has helped Olympians, Walton Glenn Eller and Vincent Hancock win gold medals, says the Steelers' mental preparation is critical to whether or not they will win their 7th Super Bowl. Vitchoff's 33 MethodTM encompasses techniques such as Hypnosis, NLP, Visualization and Imagery which are all key components that Professional and Olympic Athletes use to prepare for competition. Vitchoff also uses these methods and techniques in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center to help his clients make positive and permanent changes in their lives such as losing weight, quitting smoking, reducing stress and improving their lives both personally and professionally.

"Confidence will need to be high in the huddle when the Pittsburgh Steelers Offense takes the field. These players have executed each and every play flawlessly a million times in their head. Visualizing yourself achieving success is key in Mental Training whether you are winning the Super Bowl or ending your smoking addiction." Dan Vitchoff adds that another key to winning will come out of the fact that the Steelers have many veteran players on their team that have won the Super Bowl in the past and they can call on that experience in their mental preparations for Super Bowl XLV. Roethlisberger's Mental Training, according to Vitchoff, helps him make tremendous plays under pressure, like when he put together a two-minute drive under intense pressure to win Super Bowl XLIII. Vitchoff explains, "Here at the PA Hypnosis Center, we use the same techniques with our gold medalists and other successful performance athletes, as we use with anyone who comes here to lose weight, quit smoking, or reduce stress and anxiety."

As proof of the power of hypnosis and mental training, Dan Vitchoff, and Catherine Dolgos, a Certified Consulting Hypnotherapist and Fitness and Nutrition Specialist at the PA Hypnosis Center, frequently cite two similar success stories of their clients. Dona W. walked into PA Hypnosis Center with a goal to lose 100 pounds in August of 2008 and now in February, 2011 she is proud to have lost over 96 pounds. She explains, "I feel wonderful, I am a much healthier person now in mind, body and spirit thanks to PA Hypnosis Center." In her battle with her weight, Dona is a champion.

Using the same type of techniques that helped Dona Webber claim victory, on a very different stage, Vincent Hancock turned to Dan Vitchoff's Mental Training and Conditioning techniques to help him to quell his typical nervousness and beat out Norway's Tore Brovold in an intense shoot out for the gold medal during the 2008 Olympic Summer Games, Men's Skeet competition. Hancock and Brovold, the only two competitors in the world to post perfect scores in international skeet competitions, were tied after the final series. Hancock stayed calm, hitting his targets, while Brovold, sweating profusely, missed his target and wound up settling for the silver medal. Nineteen year old Vincent Hancock, by his own admission tends to be a jittery person and his ability to remain confident and relaxed was a direct result of the Mental Training and Preparations that he did with Dan Vitchoff. Dan Vitchoff explains, "Whether it's the Super Bowl, the Olympics, or a battle for your life over obesity and health concerns, the stakes are high. Visualization, mental coaching, and hypnosis are the competitive edge and the difference between victory and failure."

Dan Vitchoff, MS Ed., CHt. Board Certified and Licensed Hypnotherapist, is a highly sought Mental Training and Performance Coach, who works with US Olympic Gold Medalists. Vitchoff's methods help these elite athletes prepare for the most intense competition in the world and are the same methods and techniques used at his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center (PA Hypnosis Center) to help clients reach their goals. If you or someone you care about would like to lose weight, stop smoking, reduce stress and anxiety or improve their health and quality of life either personally or professionally, please call 724-934-8446 to schedule a fere consultation and evaluation or visit http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com.

To request an interview or for more information, please contact Catie Dolgos at (724) 934-8446 or via email at hypnosismarketing(at)comcast(dot)net

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