Dr. Sherif Zaher
"What defines us is how well we rise after falling". Overcoming failure is how we learn to grow and making sense of our mistakes is what helps us move forward in the proper direction. People underestimate their own mental capabilities that allow them to emotionally recover from negative life events. Anyone taking control of personal thoughts and feelings, in any situation, will build internal resilience, making them a stronger individual who is quick to bounce back from any barriers or obstacles.
The perception of sport psychology has a tendency to be misinterpreted. Sport psychology consultants are trained to assist athletes with psychological preparation for competition and the mental and emotional demands of their sport. Certified athletic trainers agree that these services play a vital role in the development of any athlete and feel that it can benefit their performance on and off the field by improving focus and building confidence.
"Some of the world’s greatest achievements have been accomplished by individuals who endured overwhelming emotional obstacles."
Stigma is a mark of disgrace for those that suffer the burden of a mental illness. This type of discrimination leads to negative attitudes and emotions that can have a snowball effect from an individual to a community and can stand in the way of any type of recovery.
Motivation tends to be what drives a valued behavior. Anyone can express their values but the form of motivation is what will determine whether a behavior is talked about or acted upon. Ultimately, taking action is what will fulfill your values and add meaning and purpose to a life.
Personality plays a major role in the interpretation of certain situational settings. It is an important tool that can be developed within an individual and help cultivate consistent patterns of behavior. Therefore having the potential to open a stronger, more positive sense of self and the life that surrounds it.
Self-control is a central function of the self and an important key to success in life. The exertion of self-control appears to depend on a limited resource. Just as a muscle gets tired from exertion, acts of self-control cause short-term impairments (ego depletion) in subsequent self-control, even on unrelated tasks.
Certain personality characteristics are key players in the mechanism linking childhood maltreatment to an adverse illness course of depressive and anxiety disorders. Early interventions—reducing neuroticism and hopelessness, and enhancing extraversion and locus of control—might contribute to a better prognosis in a “high-risk” group of depressive and anxiety disorders.
The fear that triggers the physiological response in a person faced with a particular activity is often related to experience and is likely to be especially strong if the person performed less than optimally at those times. Knowing that one has failed frequently at a task may make succeeding at the task in the future difficult. Stated succinctly, the likelihood of an individual’s succeeding at a task may not be independent of his or her beliefs about the likelihood of success.
Current results suggest that better cognitive flexibility would enhance human performance by defusing from anxiety and stress during competition.
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