Releasing Pressure: Methods to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Written by Rick Sessinghaus Psy.DWebsite: www.RickSessinghaus.comPhone: 818-517-9593Email: rick@ricksessinghaus.com Pres-sure: a:  the burden of physical or mental distress From a mental standpoint pressure is usually perceived as a negative force that affects thoughts and behavior. I have heard many elite athletes … Continued

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Visualization

Before any game, everyone gets nervous about making that one mistake that lets their whole team down.  If you really think about it, most athletes have much harder time thinking about the good things that are going to happen in … Continued

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Psychology of Losing

    In all sporting events there is a winner and a loser. No person with a competitive bone in their body enjoys being on the losing side of this elementary equation. Former football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “winning … Continued

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Mental Focus: Confidence

“Focus” is an increasingly important part of any sport, but for many athletes today, the concept is easier said than done. Not only the ability to concentrate on a particular goal, but knowing what the right goals to choose are. … Continued

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