In skiing, and particularly at last week’s London Ski and Snowboard Show, I hear the word FEAR used a lot, such as:
- Fear of heights
- Fear of ice
- Fear of other skiers
- Fear of being out of control
And there are a lot of well-intentioned people out there promoting various strategies around this that you can read more at here
Well there’s a big myth-understanding of fear. It’s a natural mechanism that keeps us safe. And you want to keep it!
- Fear keeps you out of places and situations you’re not capable of dealing with.
- Fear keeps you alert.
- Fear keeps you alive – it’s called the survival instinct. (Just try and stop breathing!)
- Fear is hard-wired in to each and every one of us.
- Fear keeps us alive!
Now ANXIETY – or to be correct, anxious thinking of heights, of ice, of other skiers, of being out of control – is very different. And that’s something you can do something about. And that’s what you learn with Skicology™, the mental foundation to a lifetime of great skiing experiences.