Using CBT to Overcome Worry in Athletes

This six-lesson course is a simple self-help introduction to help you overcome worry as an athlete. The course comprises text and tasks. This text and task schedule means that you read the text to an understanding of cognitive behaviour therapy and the worry cycle. Next, you complete the tasks. You can complete the six lessons over six weeks or to whatever schedule fits your schedule.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Using CBT to Overcome Worry

    • Welcome to Helping Athletes Overcome Worry

  • 2

    Lesson 1: What is Worry?

    • What is Worry?

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Finding a Way Out of Your Worry

    • Finding a Way Out of Your Worry

    • How much do I worry?

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Revealing your Rules and Tolerating Uncertainty

    • Revealing your Rules and Tolerating Uncertainty

  • 5

    Lesson 4: How We Learn to Protect Ourselves

    • How We Learn to Protect Ourselves

  • 6

    Lesson 5: Setting Goals and Behavioural Experiments

    • Setting Goals

    • Behavioural Experiment

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Changing our Worry Rules and Solving Problems

    • Changing our Worry Rules and Solving Problems

  • 8

    Relaxation Techniques

    • Self-talk

    • Visualization

    • Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    • Breathing Exercise

  • 9

    Final Words

    • Conclusion