I have come to learn that varied accomplished individuals from overseas have, for one reason or another, less than favorable opinions of one another’s work.
I have first hand information regarding this topic; however, this is not something that I wish to discuss.
What’s important to maintain is that we must continually examine the efficacy of any information that we review- regardless of the source.
I state this because the information, regarding our professions, and regardless of how ground breaking or novel it may be, is only as meaningful as any given situation allows for it to be practically applied and, subsequently, yield positive results.
I am adamant about developing my critical thinking capacity, and all things related to coaching, because our only chance, as coaches, to assist our athletes in their attainment of sport mastery is to possess the capacity to scrutinize the literature and perfect the practice our craft.
My largest criticism of the sport training industry here in the US is directly rooted in what I believe to be the wide spread inability of coaches to perform the aforementioned tasks.
autogenics is fine, but needs time, effort, persistence etc.
In the situation you presented, I’d suggest hypnosis with a SKILLED hypnotherapist (please note the capital letters). Being skilled makes all the the difference in the world.