Developing Your Swing Routine In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Alex who can't get comfortable when standing over the ball. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game questions for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Do you tend to stand over the ball on … [Read more...] about What Causes Golfers to Freeze Over The Ball?
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Does Your Golfer Lack Self-Confidence? Are you a parent with a young golfer that competes a lot, yet your golfer seems to lack self-confidence under pressure? Dr. Patrick Cohn, golf psychology expert and author of the Golfer's Mental Edge CD program, teaches amateur to tour professional golfers how to improve their mental game of golf using golf psychology strategies developed over the last 20 … [Read more...] about Where Does Self-Confidence Come From in Golf?
The Psychology of Sports Injury A sports injury is devastating for almost every athlete. Not only do you experience physical pain and the discomfort associated with rehab, but it can causes an emotional and mental impact on the athlete. What are the anxieties and fears when you are injured? These include: A loss of identity: Since you probably have competed in your sport from an early … [Read more...] about The Mental Side of Coping With Injury
Developing a Strong Mental Game in Golf How much time do you devote to improving your mental game? You might say, "I visualize sometimes," "Occasionally, I do some relaxation prior to hitting the greens," or, "Every now and then, my coach talks to me about having a preshot routine." These responses are common among golfers but are "sometimes," "occasionally," or, "every now and then" … [Read more...] about Mental Training For Peak Performance in Golf
Finding Your Rhythm Early in Competition Have you ever had a game or competition where you felt off sorts? You know, that feeling like you cannot find your rhythm or get into the flow of the game? Getting into the rhythm of a game is such an important aspect of performance. That is why shooters want to make their first few shots... Or a golfer wants to shoot par or better on the first … [Read more...] about Keeping Confidence When You Lack Momentum
Coping With Anxiety Under Pressure Have you taken several years off from your golf game and then came back and returned to competitive golf only to find that you struggle with confidence and anxiety under pressure? Dr. Patrick Cohn, golf psychology expert and author of the Golfer's Mental Edge CD program, teaches amateur to tour professional golfers how to improve their mental game of golf … [Read more...] about Do You Struggle With Confidence Under Pressure?
Improving Your Sports Performance When things don't go as planned with your performance, do you play the "blame game"? When you lose a game, make a critical error or bomb a performance, do you pin the fault on someone else? How many times have you heard athletes or teammates say, "If my teammate didn’t mess up, we would have won," "My coach doesn’t like me and doesn’t pay any attention to … [Read more...] about Why Athletes Engage in The Blame Game
Coming Back Strong After a Layoff Layoffs due to injury, sickness, suspension, being benched or even taking a mental break from playing is a difficult task for most athletes. But returning to action after a layoff can be even more daunting... When you return to competition, your mind is cluttered with fear and doubts: "Will I return to the starting lineup?" "What if I get injured … [Read more...] about Mental Preparation and Returning to Competition
Sergio Garcia's Winning Mindset All golfers desire that smooth stroke that enables them to hit powerful, accurate shots. Interestingly, a fluid stroke is the result of not just physical practice but also mental factors. When you are playing your best golf, you are in a "thought-free" zone, that is, you are swinging the club without consciously thinking about technique, judging your swing, or … [Read more...] about How Sergio Garcia’s Mental Game Helped Him Win The Masters