In this week’s sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn responds to a question from an elite softball pitcher regarding her pattern of losing control suddenly during a game.
In this Podcast, Dr. Cohn discusses how some athletes try to “over control” their performance and begin to try too hard. He explains how this leads to a tendency to think too much and over analyze your performance. Dr. Cohn talks about giving up control, performing like you know how, and as a result, gaining back that control and feeling relaxed and confident.
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