Anxiety Regulation

What are Arousal and Anxiety Arousal refers to the physical and mental stimulation a person experiences including: racing heart, shallow breathing, sweaty palms, tunnel vision, and possibly confusion (1). An athlete may experience arousal in response to either a positive Continue reading Anxiety Regulation

Imagery

Mental imagery, alternatively referred to as visualization, mental rehearsal, and mental practice is viewed by coaches and researchers as one of the most important psychological skills (1). It is considered a multidimensional process that refers to “an experience that mimics Continue reading Imagery

Coping With Adversity

Concentration or focus involves paying attention to what is relevant and ignoring things that are beside the point. This skill helps athletes and coaches pick out the cues that are most important. Confidence is essential for successful athletic performance; more Continue reading Coping With Adversity

Self Talk

Much like goal-setting, many athletes have used self-talk during sport whether they have received any training for this skill or not. It’s a skill that athletes can learn to implement with relative ease, therefore understanding what exactly it is, the Continue reading Self Talk