2 results for tag: anxiety

3 Strategies for Distraction/Composure Control

SITUATION I: The coach starts to yell/gets angry. “He’s incredibly angry at me.” Thoughts about situation: I lose confidence in my actions, think that I can’t win and even sometimes dig in just to get back at him. He’s irritated that I’m not listening. Healthier Thought: It really does not matter what he ... More

Fortune Telling and Fear Go Hand in Hand

When athletes become overly concerned with what other people (coaches, teammates, parents, spectators, media, scouts, etc) think about their performances they often engage in a process often referred to as mind reading. During the mind reading process the athlete makes certain assumptions about what others think about him. This ... More