The best way to understand a baseball yips cure is to understand how you got the yips in the first place. Here is my understanding right now…
When we have any experience, our mind records it and it incorporates it into our belief system. It sort of bundles that experience with other past experiences to create a new belief and then anytime we come across that situation again, our mind accesses that belief to give it information about how it should respond to that event.
For example, you have an experience of walking into a house and the house stands up and you are perfectly safe. So, your mind records that and the next time you walk into a house that looks similar to the one you’ve been in before you tend to trust that it will stay up and not fall down on you because that was your experience with the previous house.
Now, with throwing, you’ve probably had some experience or a set of experiences that did not go well; perhaps you overthrew a pitcher and the coach yelled at you or you threw a ball too easily and your father yelled at you or you were just somehow embarrassed.
Now, your mind records that and it creates a new belief that throwing is dangerous.
And if you think throwing is dangerous, the next time you go to throw a ball, your mind links to these past memories and tells you “throwing is dangerous. It went badly that time.”
So, this ultimately kicks in and makes the fight or flight or freeze response and you make another bad throw. Then, next time you go to make a throw your mind says “okay now I have several bad experiences throwing, so, throwing really is dangerous” and so it creates this muscular tension and you make another bad throw and the pattern continues.
Something that used to be easy now becomes hard because your mind is focused on these past memories of having trouble in throwing.
So, the key to the baseball yips cure is to change these memories and make it so that when your mind thinks of throwing it only thinks of positive experiences, the way it used to. That’s easier said than done, but, hopefully now you have a little better understanding of how you would get the yips, and so, the baseball yips cure becomes more easily understood.