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Old 06-25-2004, 07:20 AM   #1
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Default Why do some of you seem to think "sports psychologists" are some sort of cure all?

What is it that makes you have so much faith in this wonder drug?
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Old 06-25-2004, 09:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Why do some of you seem to think "sports psychologists" are some sort of cure all?

That's what even i wonder sometimes.

I have said this in the other thread also, but I will say it again. The fire has to come from within. Whatever the help from psychologisits it is up the player who's going to perform in the middle.

If you are not thirsty, there is no point in me giving you water and saying how good the water is for you.
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Default Re: Why do some of you seem to think "sports psychologists" are some sort of cure all?

Have you seen a Henman match?

He's clearly someone who could benefit from a psychologist, but that's not to say it would work for everyone.
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Default Re: Why do some of you seem to think "sports psychologists" are some sort of cure all?

Itīs not like itīs going to fix every guy on court...
But It could help a lot of players to manage there emotions at games...or difficult situations......
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Have you seen a Henman match?

He's clearly someone who could benefit from a psychologist, but that's not to say it would work for everyone.
Explain to me what those people do?
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Itīs not like itīs going to fix every guy on court...
But It could help a lot of players to manage there emotions at games...or difficult situations......
I doubt that. They aren't giving out any information not available elsewhere.
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I doesn't work for everyone, but it is better than not trying .
Sometimes therapies work better than having people around you telling them how to manage their nerves.
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I doesn't work for everyone, but it is better than not trying .
Sometimes therapies work better than having people around you telling them how to manage their nerves.
Uhhhh .... that is exactly what sports psychologists do. Tell you how to manage nerves.
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I doubt that. They aren't giving out any information not available elsewhere.
Yes, there are, For a reazon theyīve studied and you didnīt....
Maybe your not familiar with psichology, so maybe you should ask before talking....
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Uhhhh .... that is exactly what sports psychologists do. Tell you how to manage nerves.
That's an extremely simplistic way of explaining what they do, yes.

It's just like regular therapy, I would assume, in that for some people it works great, but other people need to find their own way.
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Yes, there are, For a reazon theyīve studied and you didnīt....
Maybe your not familiar with psichology, so maybe you should ask before talking....
To be fair, I think that a lot of people who yell "sports psychologist!" aren't all that familiar with psychology.

Personally, I haven't studied sports psychology, so I couldn't give a play by play of exactly what they do. Just that I assume it's as effective as regular therapy, in that it depends on the individual, and isn't for everybody.
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To be fair, I think that a lot of people who yell "sports psychologist!" aren't all that familiar with psychology.

Personally, I haven't studied sports psychology, so I couldn't give a play by play of exactly what they do. Just that I assume it's as effective as regular therapy, in that it depends on the individual, and isn't for everybody.
Thatīs exactly what iīm trying to say.....
You canīt say Itīs going to work for everyone, but you canīt say either that itīs not working for nobody......... Like traditional therapy......
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Yes, there are, For a reazon theyīve studied and you didnīt....
Maybe your not familiar with psichology, so maybe you should ask before talking....
I did ask, bro. And I have to think YOU'RE the one not familiar with psychology if that's how you think it's spelled.
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That's an extremely simplistic way of explaining what they do, yes.

It's just like regular therapy, I would assume, in that for some people it works great, but other people need to find their own way.
Well Rebecca, please enlighten me. If that's an extremely simple viewpoint, surely they are doing far more than I think. Like what?
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Default Re: Why do some of you seem to think "sports psychologists" are some sort of cure all?

This is what Coria had to say about that issue.


Q. There's been some time that's passed now since your disappointment in Paris. You've had time to let the emotions flow away and think more intelligently about how to attack the problem that came up there. Do you feel like you need to see a sports psychologist? How can you overcome what happened to make sure it doesn't happen again?

GUILLERMO CORIA: No, each time I finish a tournament, the following day I'm thinking about playing, how I'm playing. That was a tough time because of how I lost, the final. But I feel strong. I've gone through these difficult moments, and I've overcome them.

That way I could reach the finals in the tournament with just playing, and I need to take advantage of all the self‑confidence that I picked up between Hamburg and Roland Garros and not let it all fall by the wayside, not drop my arms, because then that would be very wrong.

But the people who were around me were very important to me and did help me to overcome that. But I'm not into psychologists. That's not the sort of thing I'm interested in. But I have to work hard because it's important in tennis to try and control your anxieties.
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