Conquering Ring Nerves: A Step-By-Step Program for All Dog Sports
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BeschreibungHow dog handlers can overcome performance anxiety when competingThe AKC reports that more than 2 million entrants compete in events they sanction yearly, and thousands more compete under the auspices of other dog performance sport organizations. Designed for competitive dog handlers who experience mild to severe performance anxiety, this one-of-a-kind guide offers a complete desensitization program to help conquer competition jitters. Written by a psychotherapist who specializes in anxiety disorders, the book features illuminating real-life ring nerves stories and comes packed with proven tips and techniques to help handlers calm their nerves and achieve peak performance under pressure.Diane Peters Mayer, MSW (Doylestown, PA), is a psychotherapist specializing in studying and treating anxiety disorders, including performance anxiety and self-defeating behavior.
InhaltsverzeichnisForeword.Acknowledgments.How to Use the Conquering Ring Nerves Program.Introduction.Chapter 1: Anxiety: A Force to Be Reckoned With.Chapter 2: The Breath Is the Key.Chapter 3: Success Is in the Here and Now.Chapter 4: Go With the Flow!Chapter 5: Creating a Safe Space.Chapter 6: The Confidence Game.Chapter 7: You'll Make Mistakes!Chapter 8: Goals: A Road Map to Success.Chapter 9: Competing From Your Core.Chapter 10: Stretching: Loosen and Energize.Wrap Up.APPENDICES.Appendix A: Full Body Progressive Relaxation: The Path to Serenity (script for recording).Appendix B: Quickie Stress-Buster.Appendix C: Guided Imagery: Dream It and Do It (script for recording).Appendix D: Ring Nerve Desensitization Program.Appendix E: The Training Diary.Index.
PortraitDIANE PETERS MAYER, M.S.W., is a psychotherapist specializing in studying and treating anxiety disorders, including performance anxieties and self-defeating behavior. In 2000, she started the program "Competing at Your Peak: The Unique Dog Handlers' Training Program to Combat Ring Nerves" for handlers of every dog sport. Mayer is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the International Coaching Federation.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HOWELL BOOK HOUSE INC
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2004
Seitenanzahl: 216 Seiten