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Sport Performance Anxiety and Social Approval

One of my mental coaching students who struggles with¬† performance anxiety, was overly concerned with what other people (coach, teammates, parents, spectators, etc.) thought about his performance. He often made assumptions about what others were thinking about him and his performance. We call this mind-reading. In this case the athlete literally thought that he could tell what others were thinking about him. The Agenda That Causes Sports Anxiety: Avoid embarrassment Avoid making mistakes Have others think he/she is a good athlete. Mind reading what others may be thinking Worrying to much about what others may be thinking causes athletes […]

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