You always want to do your best: whether to win a competition, set a PR, or simply for the pleasure of being ‘in the zone.’ Motivation is vital. If you aren’t getting the results you want after training, you may be struggling against your mind more than your body.
You are focused, pushing hard, spinning, climbing, breathing deeply and smoothly, and BAM!?!?!?
Whether the result of weather, equipment failure, or slipping past a point of control, things happen. Even if you walk away with just a bump and some scrapes, your mind may still be stuck in the moment, trying to process the feelings that flooded your being during the event. This can be true even if the accident didn’t happen to you but you witnessed someone else’s.
EMDR treatment can provide a systematic way for supporting mental recovery from sport accidents and traumas.
Recover Your A-game
Just because you have finished physical therapy doesn’t mean you’ll be back to pre-accident performance. Your mind may not have effectively processed the feelings from your sport accident. You may find yourself underperforming when stimuli such as images, smells, sounds, and feelings arise during activity any part of life the brain errantly bundled with the feelings of the initial accident. Your brain remains stuck in emotional fear, convinced that the past will repeat. Using EMDR, you can target specific incidents and the associated emotions and related self-beliefs that may be holding you back. Freeing yourself of these hurdles, you can then focus more clearly on present moment challenges.
Work with incidents from any sport
- Skiing / Snowboarding
- And many more