HOW TO GET OUT OF A HITTING SLUMP

Have you ever been in a slump where no matter what you do, nothing seems to work? We've all been there. I'm here to tell you that its not the mechanics of the swing. Those mechanics were working fine three games ago. You didn't suddenly develop a "BAD HABIT". It's the lack of comfortability you feel physically coming from your thoughts mentally. Our thoughts play a bigger role then we know.

Negative thoughts reduce serotonin (the feel good chemical) levels in the body. Low serotonin levels are linked to anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and low self-esteem.

Take a second and think about your last slump. Remember your brain going a million miles per hour, thinking of all the things that could/would go wrong? "Wow that pitcher throws fast". "His curveball is good". "This team is in first place". "Coach moved me down to the eight hole". "What did I eat for breakfast last week when i was hitting"?  Or maybe you fell behind in the count or struck out in your first at bat. Unfortunately, as we continue to stack all those negative thoughts, increasing brain arousal (excessive brain stimulation), we start to experience even more physical blocks.
·       Fast twitch muscles become fatigued (Needed to hit)
·       Increase in muscle tension
·       Decrease in coordination
·       Decrease in attention or focus
How can anyone expect to perform or compete in those conditions? What are my options?

Option #1
You can do what most players do and work through it. Continue to take lots of reps and pray it ends sooner than later. It takes 66 days of continuous activity to truly ingrain a new habit (get rid of a bad one) into your brain. Great for big leaguers who play 162 games a year over the span of seven months. Not so much for high schoolers who play 20+ games in three. Even though it seems like you could slump for one third or half your season, you need to continue taking repetitions anyways. Consistency is key. 

What if there was another way? Where you could develop the skills needed to control your thoughts and create new habits? Well, there is a way and you can.

The subconscious part of the mind is responsible for emotions, habits, beliefs, thoughts, skills, instincts, and memories. They all run automatically (without you having to think about them) and are all necessary for success. If you want to create rapid change, it has to be done in the subconscious where it originated. 

So option #2 is,
PSYCH-K. A simple process, that allows you to communicate with the subconscious mind, so you can change beliefs or habits. Through PSYCH-K you can eliminate negative thoughts, self-sabotaging beliefs and thoroughly execute confidently with a clear mind.

The choice is yours but remember if you don't take action, (regardless of what option you pick) you can guarantee those negative thoughts will stay with you, sabotaging your future.

I'm here to help. Lets make the most of your season!

Coach Daniello
  

Mets third baseman David Wright once said:  "When you're in a slump, you go to bed at night and you lie there and your mind is racing and you think about everything imaginable: your bat model, your bat size, your pitch selection … how you are wearing your pants,'' Wright said. "But when you're going good, you sleep very well.''

TAKEAWAYS:

Control your thoughts. Catch yourself BEFORE it's too late. Don't let your thoughts stack up before you even play the game.
It's the lack of comfortability you feel physically coming from your thoughts mentally. Don't let the mental affect the physical. 
Consistency is key. Through REPETITIONS, we can strengthen or create new neural pathways aka habits over time.
PSYCH-K allows you to communicate with the subconscious mind so you can change beliefs or habits instantaneously.
TAKE ACTION!