Anxiety attacks in Ironman Competitions

As an Iron-man triathlon competitor myself and now as a Clinical Sports Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist based here at Rothery Health Pembrokeshire ,I am more aware now of the situations which can cause anxiety in triathlon competitions more than ever . For example ‘loss of goggles ‘ ..’fear of failure‘ ….’jellyfish phobia‘….’wetsuit ripping’…..’fear of drowning’ ..’mechanicals on the bike‘…’injury’…..etc

Physiological effects could include some of these symptoms: nervousness, trembling, muscular tensions, sweating, lightheadedness, palpitations, tachycardia, or rapid heartbeat, dizziness, chest pain, hyperventilation (over-breathing), epigastria discomfort and feelings of unreality.

Emotional effects include many different feelings, including anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, or frustration. These feelings can sometimes feed on each other and produce physical symptoms, making you feel even worse.

Cognitive effects could include forgetfulness, lack of concentration , things out of proportion

Behavioral effects include either not eating or eating too much. Procrastinating and avoiding responsibilities. Increased use of alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes.

Research has shown that Sports hypnotherapy may help relieve stress, fear, and anxiety. It can also be used to help in coping with the symptoms of panic disorder. … The person will bring awareness to the physical sensations, emotions, and cognitions associated with their attacks, such as chest pain, shaking, and fear

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