How to Overcome Tumbling Fears in Gymnastics - with Mental Training
Do You, Or Your Child, Experience Fear During Reverse Tumbling Movements, such as Back Handsprings?
Or Need to Revert to Having a Spot for Routines?
Fear is a natural self-protection mechanism, which can occur during back handsprings, back tucks, back walk overs, on the beam, or fly way dismounts from the bar, or after a fall.
The past few decades - gymnasts, cheerleaders, coaches and parents contacted me each week about these issues (including re-building confidence after injuries or falls), and the good news is - during that time, mental training - which is the easiest, most convenient and affordable of all options available - has achieved consistently excellent results in this area.
Tumbling fear is unable to be overcome by motivation or pep talks, no matter how much you try - as fears are a totally unconscious, or sub-conscious, reaction.
Consistent results only come by dealing with these fears at the very source - the subconscious mind.
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Other methods only create temporary improvement because they do not work at the very core, or control panel, of the body's movement.
Mental training, using a potent combination of visualization and hypnosis, has shown to give gymnasts the inner confidence and belief to conquer fear and achieve the most difficult elements, skills and routines (in gymnastics and cheerleading), such as tumbling and reverse movements.
The best gymnastic performances are performed on 'auto-pilot' (a mental state commonly called 'The Zone' - which delivers the highest possible standard of performance) which allows movements to flow easily, effortlessly and naturally.
The subconscious mind controls this process.
However, gymnasts know only too well that their doubts, fears and negative thoughts - at either the conscious or subconscious level - often prevent this auto-pilot process from working properly. These can often sabotage backwards tumbling passes such as backhandsprings, as well as other elements, routines, skills, confidence - and cause emotional distress, fear and slumps in form.
Most often, negative thoughts simply create fear - which prevents them from being at their absolute best. Tumbling fear can be overcome using a combination of mental training methods - such as visualization, positive affirmations and hypnotic suggestion, which target the fear at the very source.
Visualization involves regularly, and vividly imagining yourself successfully sticking tumbling passes, while positive affirmations or hypnotic suggestion work at releasing the fears deep at the subconscious level, while you are in a relaxed state.
As mental training works most effectively when used on a regular basis, audio recordings created by a hypnotherapist tend to be the most practical, effective and affordable method (such as mp3 programs shown on this page), mainly due to the repetition required to dissolve the fears. Otherwise a string of private consultations can also be helpful.