Positive Self Talk With Laura King

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Posted by Mary Phelps


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I entered into the actual world of Combined Driving as a competitor a bit later in life. That said for my entire career as a photographer and journalist I have covered major competitions, including many World Championships, Aachen CHIO, World Cup Finals and Olympic Games. I was on the outside looking in, and saw many dramas unfold; accidents, injuries, eliminations, victories, defeats, rides where just one mistake changed an entire result. In many ways this experience prepared me uniquely for my venture into driving sport.

Then there I was, sitting in the start box of the marathon, with two hot ponies in front of me, and 7 obstacles ahead to remember, negotiate, doing it all fast. That was when I would ask myself "What was I thinking?" I had a new physical sensation, it began at the top of my head, and vibrated down my whole body. At a dressage show, I mentioned this to my longtime friend Robert Dover, then Coach for the USA Dressage Team. "I think this is what fear feels like." I said to Robert. "Oh yes Mary, it is fear, the fear of failure." 

The US Dressage Team has been winning medals, just about every time out since Robert took over. He retired in November, and I know he would tell you, it was not just about great training, great horses, and incredible support. They have Laura King.

Using her unique combination of Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Life Coaching, Laura King is able to help individuals with even the most difficult issues to create positive and lasting change. 

In my own personal journey entering into the competitive world of Combined Driving, I have learned working with Laura to relax, believe in myself and my ponies, and enjoy the journey. In her book, The Power to Win, King explains how the use of hypnosis and NLP can easily help anyone conquer fear, build confidence and obtain unprecedented success. This book comes with me whenever I go to a competition. I will often just open it up to a random page, and whatever page presents itself to me, I get something from it, and it helps.

She has MP3's of all kinds, some you listen to lying or sitting with eyes closed surrendering to the power of hypnotic suggestion; Breathe, relax, imagine. Others you can listen to while driving to shows, like the one Laura is sharing with you here. Positive Self Talk has shifted my perspective, and pushed out the negative influences and sometime obsessions we can get caught up in.

This MP3 should be required listening for everyone participating in sport and for that matter in life. 

Laura is sought after by Olympians, leading edge CEO’s, public figures, professional athletes, prominent physicians, award-winning trainers, and parents. She has appeared on the Rachel Ray Show, and has been a guest on local television and radio shows across the country. Through these appearances and working with clients, Laura teaches individuals how to utilize their minds to make lasting changes in both their performance and lives.

Visit Laura King's website summithypnosisiandwellness 

Peace and Positivity - Do this while relaxing, before bed.

Positive Self Talk - While you are driving to a show, share with your support team.

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