What I am struggling with the most right now is the paralyzing fear of re-injury. What else can you suggest for the person who has a debilitating fear of re-injury who has tried everything in Rebound and tends to outsmart themselves by overthinking everything?
This week, co-host and mental skills coach Carrie Jackson answers a question from listener Frances S. She offers Frances some insight into just what makes our brains so fearful to begin with—and then gives some tips for quieting the mind and moving forward with confidence.
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Resources/links we mention:
- Blog posts from Carrie, including: What If I Hate to Meditate?, I Can’t Meditate: How to Deal with Busy Mind Distractions, and How an Attitude of Gratitude Can Also Lead to Better Performance
- Finding a certified mental performance consultant in this directory from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology
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