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Sports Psychology Podcast by

Dec 5, 2006

Dr. Cohn discusses how to stay composed after making errors. Dr. Cohn explains why athletes lose composure after mistakes and the sports and golf psychology strategies for staying composed for peak performance.

Dr. Cohn discusses his sports psychology programs and how athletes can improve mental game toughness for peak performance in sports.

Mistakes or errors occur every day in sports and life, but many athletes stifle their own performance because they simply can't let go of past mistakes.

Missing shots, double faulting, and losing an important game happen often in the sports world and become a thorn in many athlete's mind in some cases for the remainder of the competition because they can't stop dwelling on the error or missed opportunity.

I am sure you have made some mistakes in your sports career that you and were unable to quickly forget. You carried a critical mistake with you for most the competition and either did not enjoy your day or were too busy beating yourself up to help yourself or your team.

Dwelling on errors is the number one distraction for athletes today. You cannot play in the present moment, a quality of the zone, if your mind is stuck on a missed opportunity or faulty performance.