Cure the Yips

The yips are a psychoneuromuscular affliction whose symptoms include jerks, tremors, and freezing. Although most prevalent during putting, the yips can also occur on short chips and pitch shots, both of which require precision. It’s also possible to have driving yips. The yips are typically triggered or exacerbated by competitive anxiety but can even plague weekend golfers.

Baseball players also develop the yips, as well as tennis players, and athletes in other sports.

Yips Program Overview 

The yips are a phenomenon that is established on the physiological level of the body. That’s why mental and mechanical approaches to solving this issue do not work. Golfers and athletes will struggle for years attempting to get rid of the yips by making mechanical changes, using work-arounds, changing equipment, or trying to mentally fix it.

None of these attempted fixes work because the change must happen on the level it originated on, which is the cellular level.

I have developed a very specific program to address the yips using a set of cutting edge techniques that release blocks on the physiological, cellular, and subconscious levels, combined with my decades of experience as a psychotherapist.

Here is a general outline of my yips program – all of these issues are addressed and cleared in this program:

1.  I start by checking for “Permission to Succeed” in completely releasing the yips with your subconscious mind. I make sure there is complete subconscious alignment with this goal before we move forward.

2.  My hypothesis is based on Dr. Jack Rowe’s research of the yips – somewhere in childhood or adolescence you had an experience that was socially embarrassing or humiliating. I believe that original event anchors in the hypothalamus and still remains there on the cellular level. One day you’re out on the golf course or the baseball field and the original event is retriggered, and seemingly out of nowhere, here comes a yip. We identify the original event and then completely clear that from the cells of the hypothalamus.

3.  The original event and the resulting yips create an unbalanced electrical charge in the body.

4.  Over time more embarrassing events happen because of the yips. These emotional events are stored in the cells of the body.

5.  The body establishes a fight or flight response.

6.  While you hate how it feels when you have that awful yip anxiety, the cell receptors in your body become addicted to that chemical of anxiety and crave it.

7.  The body establishes a fear of the ball.

8.  Habits are held in every cell membrane of our body and we have 50-100 trillion cells. The habit of the yips establishes in the cell membranes and must be released.

9.  Loss of confidence in your performance.

10. When the yips reduce or stop, it’s common for your body to want the comfort of those old feelings. Even though you don’t miss those feelings, your cells can crave them.

11. Often you’ve struggled for so long that when the yips begin to reduce or stop, it seems too good to be true.

12. It’s common that once the yips reduce or stop there is a fear that they will return.

13. Finally, we work on building a new mental muscle to redirect your thoughts about the yips and now focus on your yips-free performance.

The first step is a free yips evaluation by phone. During this evaluation, we will talk about your yips, and I’ll ask you a number of questions to determine if I can help you and we’re a good fit for one another. I’ll also go over my Yips Program and answer any questions you have about it at that time.

To schedule your free evaluation, please email me:

  • Your Name
  • Three days and times you are available to do the evaluation (please include your time zone and phone number)
  • Sport you play
  • How long you’ve had the yips
  • Golfers, tell me if you have putting, chipping, long iron, driving yips

I’m very passionate about my work and I want results for you!

Sessions are conducted by phone, Skype, or in person.

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