A Self-Management Mental Training Plan for Tiger Woods

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Essay #: 067550
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A Self-Management Mental Training Plan for Tiger Woods
Session 1: March 13th, 2011
History:
Tiger Woods has just experienced a wrist injury and it has sidelined him for nearly a year. After being out of the PGA for so long, Woods is experiencing doubt about his psychological ability to return a high level of competition. Performance anxiety is the key feature of his depression and irascible behaviors.
Session: Evaluation:
My first discussion with Tiger about his wrist injury revealed that he has not previously dealt with a major injury of this kind in his entire career. In this instance, Tiger has very limited experience in the psychological ramifications of his injury and how other athletes cope with similar injuries. I noticed a sense of...
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.....the value of practicing self-affirmations and also on how they affected his cognitive process. I feel that Tiger is ready to take these stress coping tools as a way to cope with possible future injuries and other ways that define the specific status of the injury.
This was the final session and I provided Tiger with a list of important literature related to self-management style of affirmative behavioral reinforcement. After saying some affirmations together, the success of this group of sessions reveal the short-term goals of journaling, self-affirmations, and vocal affirmations as a part of self-management recovery process.
Works Cited:
Weinberg, Robert Stephen. Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology. New York: Human Kinetics, 2007.