Re: Petra shot down by Laura in Melbourne
Originally Posted by Excelscior
In my opinion, Petra's beyond a sports psychologist (especially a non world class one). They can only do so much, and can't really relate to Petra's pressure.
Petra needs, someone more like a Navratilova, Lendl or Pavel Slozil type, that can reset her priorities, and teach her how to deal with the pressure, and embrace it, and not look at it as a negative. They can ease the fear and the challenges for her.
Psychology is sort of a QUASI-science,like evolution,and not a fully legit one.It's only a pinch of fact that's mixed with loads of wild speculation and unfounded theory....Behavioral psychology is the only respectable branch b/c it largely uses empirical data and observation as its basis.
Having said that,I/we know that Petra needs some assistance with her mental game....Whether it's from a sports counsellor with a psychology degree or a former player who learned to cope with stress,I really don't care which...as long as the Cermosek Clown College('CCC',hereafter
)gets someone to come there
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Last edited by bruce goose : Jan 18th, 2013 at 06:01 PM.