We often talk about how stress management is as important as cognitive training for brain fitness. We have also seen how traders can improve their performance by learning how to manage emotions of anxiety and fustration.
Golf Digest has just published an article on how golfers can see their game improved thanks to stress management programs. Golf Digest’s Edition includes the article Playing with heart: Pebble Beach’s top teacher wants to chokeproof your game, explaining how Laird Small, director of the Pebble Beach Golf Academy and the 2003 PGA of America Teacher of the Year, has been using these programs for a number of years.
Even more interestingly, it also relates how another great golfer
began working with the hand-held emWave device. Particularly fearful of public speaking, Woosnam handled his Ryder Cup speeches competently and most important was a poised leader during Europe’s victory. “I needed to learn how to de-stress myself” says Woosnam.
The ability to regulate our emotions is very important not only to better manage stress, but also to ensure top performance. Yes, including public speaking!
- More information on How golfers may benefit from this program
- More information on the two programs developed by HeartMath that the article refers to (note that emWave PC used to be called Freeze-Framer): Stress Management Programs
- More information on stress and stress management: Stress Management Workshop for International Women’s Day