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6 Fears that Haunt Gymnasts

Are You (or your gymnasts) Afraid to Fail? More and more athletes I work with on the mental game come to me with fear of failure. Fear and fear of failure is a constant source of stress or anxiety that sabotages athletes' mental game and performance. What Is Fear of Failure for Gymnasts? Read on to find out more

By |2017-01-09T00:58:12-05:00October 31st, 2013|Categories: Sports Psychology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How To Perform Well When You Feel Uncomfortable

Does your performance suffer when you're not "on," you feel uncomfortable, or don't have your "A" game that day? Do you struggle with staying confident and grind out the competition even f your game is off or the competition is strong? Dr. Patrick Cohn gives you a great dose of mental training to overcome this and more in this article.

By |2017-01-09T00:58:15-05:00October 17th, 2013|Categories: Sports Psychology, Supplemental Training Info|Tags: |0 Comments

Avoiding Psychological Meltdowns

The mind and body of the athlete operate as a very finely tuned system. When the system is in balance the athlete performs at a very high level. When the system is out of balance, performance suffers. If an athlete suffers prolonged struggles, and physical interventions are not helping, the inner world of the athlete is where we will find answers to performance struggles. There we can find how performance energy is being siphoned off to manage the life stressors the athlete is trying to manage.

Mental Rehab After an Injury

If you participate in gymnastics, or any sport long enough, chances are that at some point along the way you will experience an injury. The physical process of rehabbing the injury and getting back to normal training and competition level can be a long and difficult road. However, what is often overlooked is the mental rehabilitation that also needs to take place. Even when the athlete is back to 100% physically, neglecting the mental rehab can prevent the athlete from ever returning to pre-injury form.

Performing without Fear of Failure

Many athletes that come to work with me hold back their physical ability because of the fear of failure. Fear of failure can motivate athletes to work hard and improve, but it also can become debilitating when the competition starts and it is time to perform your best when it counts. Typically, highly perfectionistic athletes have this syndrome.

By |2009-10-06T11:35:15-04:00October 6th, 2009|Categories: Sports Psychology, Supplemental Training Info|Tags: |0 Comments

Self-Esteem in Gymnastics

Many athletes and performers I work with often wrongly determine their self-worth by how successful they feel about their career. When an athlete performs well or feels successful, he or she can feel good about him or herself. But the opposite is also true: despair and low self-esteem results when this person does not perform well or view him or herself as a failure.

By |2017-01-09T01:20:55-05:00October 6th, 2009|Categories: Sports Psychology, Supplemental Training Info|Tags: |0 Comments

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