Your athlete can only push destructive thoughts and nervous feelings aside for so long…BUT EVENTUALLY those feelings come back to haunt them when it matters the most – in heated competition and under pressure.
This concept of dealing with our difficult emotions was something I had not heard anyone address before! Her coach and the “experts” were all giving advice on how to push them away!
Craig’s Mental Toughness Training for Catholic Athletes helped Mary understand that we get difficult emotions for a reason. Those tough feelings are a signal from the body that there is something important she needed to resolve and act on.
When she tried to push away, distract or ignore these feelings, the anxiety only got worse and it lead to a vicious cycle that increased her pressure.
Mary learned how to dramatically change her ability to win and get past those difficult emotions by using the techniques taught in the Mental Toughness Training and embracing her faith to give her strength, courage and peace-of-mind.