Athletes are passionate about their sport and are in it to win it. They are committed to the strict training regiment, the healthy diet, and keeping up with their grades to qualify on the team. However, it can take one bad habit, one bad injury, or one bad season to affect the mindset of an athlete.
Sometimes, the problem is in the movement of the body, most times the problem is in how the player stores the memory of it in their subconscious mind. If the athlete believes or fears the negative experience could occur again, it will greatly impact their performance for weeks or even months. Without the proper coaching, it can deeply affect their future in their sport for good.
To perform the best in a sport, even if there was a physical injury is to work on mindset. Question your thoughts, question your beliefs about the situation. Sometimes after a negative event, you can have cognitive distortions where you see things negatively and out of proportion to what occurred. The following are examples:
• Labeling: Where you berate yourself for making mistakes, playing poorly – “I suck at this”
• Discounting the positive: a good score/shot was sheer luck or a fluke and not from your skills or talents.
• Overgeneralization: Assume that one negative game/shot means every game/shot thereafter will be bad too.
• Emotional reasoning: Having a false belief that your emotions are the truth and the way you feel about a situation indicates your reality. It’s important to listen and feel emotions but equally important to consider reality based on rational evidence.
The fastest, safest, and easiest way back to performing at your best in your sport is using Hypnosis with a life coach, where you can increase confidence, competence, and courage to be your best!
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