1. First, it helps us to get out of our minds. When we play sports, we are in the present moment and the present moment is the only place where you can really learn something.
2. Sports also has some great health benefits, both mentally and physically AND it also makes things lighter. It’s easier to use sports as a metaphor when you talk about fear, goals, assertiveness, and communication than when you are talking to a psychologist, therapist, manager or colleague.
But maybe the most important reasons out of the three is to use sports to simulate situations.
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3. Sport is a great way to simulate stress and to train bodily and interoceptive awareness. When you experience stress you can feel it in your body.
With Mind5® Training we pay attention to the unconscious mind to help people understand how they respond under pressure, which patterns they have and which beliefs are preventing them from achieving their goals.