Anxiety

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  • Anxiety
    • Types of anxiety
      • State anxiety is the situation you are in. It is how you react to a certain situation.
        • Trait anxiety is the general disposition in a response. It is a response to a certain threatening situation.
          • Cognitive anxiety are mental effects of anxiety feelings.
          • Somatic anxiety is physical effects of anxiety such as butterflies in the stomach or breathing rate.
    • Types of Breathing
      • PMR breathing is a technique that is usually done the night before to relax a player.
        • Positives           It relaxes a player. It is very calming.
        • Negatives           It is very long to do. It takes a lot of practice. Too relaxing to do right before a game.
      • Deep Breaths are good because it calms you down a lot.
      • Relaxation techniques
        • Imagery is where you imagine doing something in a game you are about to play. For example imagining scoring a free kick in football.
          • Positives           It helps you focus. It can calm your nerves down. it is easy to do
          • Negatives         Not everyone can do it. It is sometimes hard.
    • Arousal Theories
      • Drive theory suggest that low arousal is low performance, medium arousal, medium performance, high arousal, high performance.
      • Inverted U Hypothesis suggests that the best performance is optimum, in the middle. The performance will go down if the arousal is to high. Low arousal is low performance.
      • Catastrophe theory suggests that if the players arousal is to high then their performance will go down. Just the right amount is a good performance, low arousal, low performance. A player may be anxious which could cause high arousal.
        • Reversal theory suggests that it changes the way we think. It suggest that we feel this because we are excited about a performance.

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