Performance anxiety at work

Can Some Performance Anxiety Treatments Actually Make Your

sports psychologyAre you one of those people that occasionally suffer from performance anxiety?

It is such a common problem among athletes you would think that sports psychologist would have some good solutions for athletes by now. Unfortunately this is NOT the case.

Welcome to the Mental Toughness Academy! I’m Craig Sigl, the Mental Toughness Trainer.

I will go out on a limb and say that some performance anxiety treatments actually make your problem worse. Why because athletes end up feeling bad and thinking there is something wrong with them because it did not work!

sports psychologyLet us know in the comments below some of your experiences working with professionals for your performance anxiety. We would love to hear your stories!

Every day thousands of people talk to experts to give them a performance anxiety treatment that usually ends up doing nothing and sometimes, makes it worse. It usually goes something like this:

Athlete: Doc, here’s the problem…when I’m at practice, I’m smooth, I’m confident and I play beautifully. When I get to the real thing, I freeze up. I’m scared to death, shaking and sweating. One time, I actually threw up right before my game.

sports psychologyExpert: I understand and here’s what you need to do. First of all, you need to understand that it’s your thoughts that are creating the performance anxiety. You need to change your thoughts and thinking so that you start to believe in yourself as a great performer. You need to tell yourself that you are great and that everyone else is experiencing the same thing.

sports psychologyAthlete: But Doc, my coach has been telling me that for quite some time now. I’ve written down my affirmations that I’m the best in the region and I look at it every day when I wake up and think about it every day when I go to bed…and it’s not working.

Expert: Well then, what we need to do next is to teach you how to put your emotions aside so that when you get ready for the competition, you leave all of those problems at home. We’ll start by teaching you a deep breathing practice that has helped many of my clients.

What you do is you take a nice deep breath in while counting to 4. When you get to the top, you want to hold it for a count of 4, and then let it out for another count of 4. Let’s do this together.

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I told the guys at work that my resoloution

by Tabaqui

Was to have more sex this year. (I'm getting more now then ever before and it's really good, btw). One of them laughed and said "I'd settle for any sex". I feel sad for them. I don't think I'd set a goal for everyday though. That is a set up for performance anxiety. Also, never underestimate the value of a good nights sleep. Maybe a better goal would be to apply effort to a better sexual relationship then ever before. That still has bragging rights although it's hard to quantify.


by Musclebeef

Whats up guys, thought this would be a good place to get some advice from the gay community. I have been dealing with sexual performance anxiety for about 5 years. I have been with the same guy for 4 years, he has dealt with my issue as best he can. He uses porn and dildo's when I am away or at work. He will not use the toys with me at all. Doing these sexual acts while I am at work or away makes me feel insecure and unattractive to him. Its causing huge relationship issues and we have talked about splitting up. He feels because I can't provide the hard cock to top him I should understand that he has sexual needs and leave it at that

That was 100% serious.

by CheeriosAndMilk

It takes a woman who will work through it and still have fun at the same time. i've been with men with performance anxiety.. a thoughtful woman would realize you need to take it slow at first to get the jitters out of the way, and then everything should work just fine. in my experience, that's the way it goes.
if it's performance anxiety then you don't need medication, it's all in your head.
if it's sexual *malfunction* then you need to see a doctor, it may not be sexually related at all, could be, like, a bad heart that isn't giving you enough blood flow to maintain an erection (off the top of my head, i'm not a penis expert, sorry

You're a great girlfriend

by woundedheart

I had the same problem at the same period of my life - my mid twenties when I woke up with erections that would NOT go down. I had no problems with my erections - it was performance anxiety with this woman. But the consequences were very bad - I got dumped and called a homo and felt like crap. It only snowballed until I gave up on sex for a long while (god, like five years).
What's great is that you're willing to work with him, your post here is proof of that. I wish I had a girlfriend like you when I was in my mid twenties. My sexual life would have been all that more richer for it during a time I really could have mined it

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