Managing Sports Anxiety: Sport Psychology Group to Improve Athletic Performance

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Managing Sports Anxiety: Sport Psychology Group to Improve Athletic Performance

Date:
7/13/2015
Time:
9-10:30am
Location:

UW Health Research Park Clinic, 621 Science Drive, Madison, WI  (Map)

Registration:

Contact Michele at mjohnson9@uwhealth.org or (608) 890-6464.

Teenagers are invited to learn mind-body skills in a group setting to help manage anxiety during sporting events and what to do if anxiety is interfering with your performance.

Topics Include

  • Stress management techniques to decrease anxious arousal
  • How to quickly recover from mistakes to get back into the game
  • Re-centering techniques to reduce anxiety and get you back into the present
  • Identifying actions, thoughts and behaviors that help you perform well
  • Visualization to mentally rehearse your best performance
  • Developing a training program to mentally and physically prepare for competition

Group Leader

Shilagh Mirgain, PhD, is a sports and health psychologist in the Department of Rehabilitation and Orthopedics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She works with professional, collegiate and school-aged athletes of all levels.

Event flyer (pdf)