In "Overcoming the Fear of Riding", sports psychologists Theresa J. Jordan, Ph.D., and Peter E. De Michele, M.Ed., talk with some of the most successful equestrians about overcoming their fears.
The experts discuss fear of injury, embarrassment, failure, and performance anxiety. These interviews and the authors' professional approach provide the insight you need to deal effectively with many different manifestations of fear that relate to your horseback riding activities.
You will learn to:
1) Understand and apply REBT--Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy -- a proven psychological tool for counteracting negative thinking, anxiety, and fear.
2) Discover the very important differences between good risks and bad risks in equestrian sports; between rational and irrational thoughts and fears.
3) Understand your nervous feelings and channel them into being "pumped up" -- not "freaked out."
4) Use the book's unique appendix to find your own situation and work through it.
Dr. Jordan is a professional psychologist and faculty member of New York University. She studied Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy with the founder, Dr. Albert Ellis, at the Institute for REBT in New York City. Dr. Jordan rides, trains, and shows Icelandic horses. She is a member of the U.S. Icelandic Demonstration Team.
Peter E. De Michele, M.Ed., is a doctoral candidate in sports psychology at the University of Virginia, a professional steeple-chase jockey, a certified U.S. Pony Club Instructor, and a life-long award-winning rider. He writes a regular column on sports psychology for The Chronicle of the Horse.
Hardcover - 200 Pages
Pub Date: 1996
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Item #: 462