1st October 2014 

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Mind Game Golf

The Co-Founders met while both were studying clinical hypnosis. The pair considered whether their new found skills could turn John's golf around. John's performance was turbocharged with his handicap dropping 8 shots after only 2 sessions. The results were so incredible that his golfing partners accused him of cheating.


About Us #01

John McCarthy

John McCarthy, Director and Co-Founder of Mind Game Performance Ltd. John is a qualified engineer from an HVAC background. He has an impressive and successful background in operations, contract and project management, culminating in him becoming a freelance interim manager.

John is a qualified NLP for Sports Practitioner. He has a certificate in hypnotherapy (HypCert) and is currently nearing completion of Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (HPD, HipDip).

Having been a keen amateur sportsman and lover of golf, John soon realised the potential for improved golfing performance when focusing on the mental side of the game. In fact, it soon became apparent that nowhere was this more effective than in the game of golf.


About Us #02

Emma Johnson MBPsS

Emma Johnson, Director and Co-Founder of Mind Game Performance Ltd., is a psychologist with 20 years experience of mental health including work in the community and secure environments. She has an honours degree (BSc) in Psychology and Counselling Psychology and has undertaken further postgraduate training (MA) in Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Emma has a diploma in Integrated Energy Techniques: EFT, NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis; is an Advanced Practitioner of EFT; and an NLP Practitioner. She has a certificate in Hypnotherapy (HypCert) and Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH).

She is a Member of the British Psychological Society (BPsS); The British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH); The American Board of NLP (ABNLP); and the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques (AAMET).

A keen long distance runner, she adapted the brief strategic techniques that she had been using therapeutically to increase her own mental and physical stamina and focus. She was so amazed at the results that she now teaches these techniques to other sports people.


"A really good, insightful day. This is something that I wouldn’t have thought of doing before but I can honestly say that the techniques you have incorporated into my game have helped me. In the past if I had hit a poor shot I would have tended to dwell on it. However, using the techniques you have shown me I have learnt to focus on the positive and not the negative. I particularly like the breathing & visualisation exercise and now use this as part of my pre-shot routine. Since that day (a month ago) I've managed to consistently play to between 14-16 which is a full 2 shots off of my handicap and I am well on the way to knocking off further shots." Barry Perkins