Anxiety Mind Map

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  • Created on: 18-11-14 13:46
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  • Controlling Anxiety
    • Types of anxiety
      • trait anxiety:performer generally perceives situations as threatening.
      • state anxiety:level of anxiety at a specific time
      • competitive trait anxiety:performer generally perceives competitive situations as threatening
      • Competitive state anxiety:level of anxiety during competitive situations
      • cognitive anxiety: psychological responses
      • somatic anxiety: physiological responses
    • Cause of anxiety
      • task importance
      • losing, or fear of failure
      • lack of self -confidence
      • injury. or fear of being injured
      • evaluation apprehension
    • measuring anxiety
      • ****
        • questionnaire
        • measures trait anxiety
      • STAI
        • questionnaire
        • distinguishes between state and trait anxiety
      • CSAI-2
        • measures cognitive and somatic anxiety and self confidence in competitive situations.
        • self report questionnaire
          • disadvantage: may not answer truthfully
    • managing anxiety
      • cognitive strategies
        • mental rehearsal
          • mental picture of a perfect performance
          • external: seeing themselves completing the movement
          • internal: creating the feeling of the movement
        • Positive self-talk
        • Negative thought-stopping
        • Selective attention
          • focus on relevant stimuli and ignore irrelevant stimuli
      • Somatic strategies
        • progressive muscular relaxation
        • biofeedback
          • physiological data are generated using equipment e.g. heart rate monitors
        • centering
          • alongside controlled breathing
        • breathing techniques
    • Goal setting
      • types of goals
        • process goals: focused on improving technique
        • performance goals:judges the performance of the athlete against his/her own standards. Not a social comparison
        • outcome goals: judges the performance of the individual against others and the end result.
      • benefits of goal setting
        • providing the performer with an aim/focus
        • aid motivation
        • increase confidence levels
        • controlling arousal/anxiety levels
        • focus efforts in raining and game situations
      • principles of goals
        • specific
        • measurable
        • agreed
        • realistic
        • time-phased
        • exciting
        • recorded


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