Shannon Bahrke Happe tells in her own words her experience with hypnotherapy. It’s not the crazy thing people think it is. When you meditate or go into deep-breath relaxation, that’s hypnosis. For me, it was putting my fears out there and learning they weren’t true. One of the things we worked on was “perfect practice means perfect runs.” I started to visualize the perfect run 100 times per day to gain that muscle memory, so that when I stepped out into the gate, I knew I could do it without a doubt. my therapist & worked together for a few weeks over Christmas. I won my next World Cup. Imagine that—going from 30th place to winning. It was pretty powerful.