"Could Hypnosis Help You Win the World Series of Poker?" is the probably rhetorical question asked by an outfit called Think Like a Poker Pro in a free offer this week.
 
The answer is in the affirmative, the company says, and to celebrate the launch of what it claims is a new poker mind power system, Think Like A Poker Pro (TLAPP) has released a free self hypnosis mp3 called Poker Perfection.
 
The word hypnosis is derived from the Greek word hypnos, meaning sleep, and learning while in a sonambulant PokerStarsstate is a technique that has apparently helped millions of people around the world to lose weight, quit smoking and overcome diverse challenges both mental and physical. Ergo, why not use it to improve your poker?
 
TLAPP quotes "Rounders" movie star Matt Damon, who has some resonance as a poker player, but used hypnosis to quit smoking, as supporting the concept along with various athletes who have used hypnosis to improve their performance.
 
"In fact thousands of sports stars have successfully used hypnosis to become champions in their field and there is no reason why poker players should not benefit from these techniques to improve their game too," TLAPP claims. "As so much of poker is about strength of mind, it could be said it is the perfect arena for hypnosis."
 
To prove the point (and generate web traffic) Think Like A Poker Pro.com has launched the free self-hypnosis offer to help players relax and improve their game.
 
"Learning poker strategy is vital" says company spokesman Iain Legg. "We believe improving your mental game could give you the edge over opponents. Poker requires being able to focus for long periods of time, and winning at any sport requires [that] you have belief and confidence in yourself and your abilities."
 
Visitors who download the free mp3 will get details of the full poker system which includes other mind improvement techniques used by the TLAPP team to construct a 7 part multimedia course. The company claims that it has developed expertise through thousands of interactions at its RealMindPowerSecrets.com website since June last year, and now it's time for pokerheads to "discover their full potential".