Licensed psychologist Justin Anderson, of Premier Sports Psychology [sic] in Edina, has worked with teams in the NBA, NHL and the University of Minnesota’s athletic department. He has witnessed a growth of teams looking to psychology for an advantage.

“Hypnosis has a little inconclusive data on it,” Anderson said. “Partly, it’s hard to measure. … I think the person doing the hypnosis is a big factor on it and then certain athletes are more prone or able to do it.

“Ultimately, what hypnosis really is is a form of is relaxation combined with some visualization. We do know based on studies after studies that being able to relax and see the game can be tremendous.”

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