Are Seahawks Using LOA Magic?
Packers coach Mike McCarthy called it “unbelievable” and the NFL announcer said, “it’s as improbable a win as I’ve ever witnessed.”
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is known for his unique team management philosophy, including engaging the services of a sports psychologist to teach players “a broad range of visualization and mental-imaging techniques.”
From an interview with Mindful magazine, we learn that team psychologist Michael Gervais trains the Seahawks in the power of positive self-talk to enhance their confidence:
“Confidence is the cornerstone of great performance,” he explains. “And it comes from just one place: what we say to ourselves.”
To be effective, it must be “grounded in credible conversations with yourself,” he adds. “Which means you have to have a disciplined mind to focus on when you’ve been successful in the past and to bring that success into the present.”
When one of their wide receivers struggled with his performance, Gervais taught him how to restructure his negative thinking by creating “mental highlight reels.”
These highlight reels drew from the athlete’s past successes and were to be used whenever he slipped into doubt in order to return to a positive mindset. Conscious creators won’t be surprised to hear that “the effect was startling.”
The sports psychologist also works with the Seahawks on training their minds to envision what they’d like to experience.
It’s hard for me to imagine that all professional athletes aren’t practicing this to some degree or another, but maybe the difference is that Carroll’s Seahawks don’t focus on results.
Rather than talk about championships, they focus on performing their best, since they are taught that focusing on anything outside themselves becomes a distraction.
Richard Sherman says of head coach Pete Carroll: “He makes you think you’re supposed to win, and then when you do win, it doesn’t even feel like a big deal.”
Let’s take a lesson from the Seahawks playbook to enhance our own manifesting game.
For more law of attraction action in Superbowl world, check out these prior posts:
- Inspiration from Seahawks’ Russell Wilson on how he got in the Superbowl vibe.
- How the Packers used advance ring fittings (among other things) to get themselves in a winner’s mood.
- This one quotes Sean McHugh about how the Detroit Lions would maybe hope to win, but the Pittsburgh Steelers developed an expectation to win.