“Train Your Mind”: An Equestrian Psychology Coach Shares The Secret To Success
An experienced equestrian psychology trainer has shared his secrets to success in his new book, “Inside Out: Train your mind and nerve like a champ‘. Charlie Unwin, previously featured on your horsedetails techniques that enable elite athletes to perform at their best under pressure, allowing runners to try them out for themselves.
In his first book, Charlie shares insight into the minds of the world’s most accomplished artists, taking readers on a journey through the three dimensions that shape your inner world – the thinking dimension, the feeling dimension, and the intuitive dimension.
“In any high-pressure environment, from special ops to the operating theatre, you can divide people into two groups – those whose performance is controlled from the outside in and those who control their performance from the inside out. interior,” he said. “Inside Out is about your ability to achieve amazing things on the outside by paying attention to what’s on the inside.”
Charlie turns neuroscience, stress coping, and cognitive performance into simple training principles that can be used to build confidence to do more and “go further with what you already have.”
Silence the noise
Charlie said the story you tell about yourself is crucial to your performance in the saddle at a recent World Horse Welfare conference.
“It’s very easy to focus on people’s knowledge and skills because they’re more obvious and visible,” he said. “But there is a whole raff below that is much more important [things] it allows us to practice our knowledge and skills, such as self-confidence and the story you tell about yourself.
Charlie said a person’s attention is naturally drawn to negative comments and things we can’t control. For example, during a competition, things over which we have no control tend to play in our minds, such as other competitors, the weather, and our previous performance.
“Our brain hates the things we can’t control, [these thoughts are] five times stronger than rational behavior that we can control,” he said. “We seem to forget that we have a choice of placing our attention. It’s not easy but you can train to be better. We can learn to accept what is on the outside to remove the sting.
‘Upside down: Train your mind and nerve like a champ’ is available as a hardcover book, Kindle edition, or audiobook. To learn more, click here
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