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Another Champion in 2011 - More Exciting News for the EFT-in-Sports World!

Dear Readers,

Greg Warburton has helped many athletes improve their performance with EFT. Here he shares how Chad has excelled in tournament wrestling. Visit Greg's website.

-David MacKay


by Greg Warburton

I went over to the Oregon State University campus wrestling room last week to catch up with Chad and congratulate him on winning the 211-pound championship at the University Nationals tournament.  I have worked with Chad on his mental-game and he has become pretty self-reliant now in regard to having developed his own mental-game system.  Chad has followed one of the primary tenets for winning championships and that is that he has sustained mental-game practices (including his use of EFT tapping); diligently practicing mental-and-emotional self-management skills, just as he diligently practices his physical wrestling skills.

I talked with Chad about how he had handled the mental-and-emotional challenges while under the pressure of wrestling six of the nations' top wrestlers in his weight class and, ultimately, winning the championship.  He said he used "tapping" throughout the tournament, adding that he uses some face points and torso points, even during his matches.  He has figured out how to activate key acu-points that work for him for the few-second breaks during the actual wrestling match.  He said that he figures that his fellow wrestlers probably wonder what he is doing when he is tapping points on his body, but added that it's o.k. because he is winning and is now "super confident."

This year he earned his first berth at the NCAA wrestling championships in mid-March.  Then, in April, he went to the University Nationals tournament.  He said, in winning 6 matches in a row to win the championship, that he defeated 5 All-American wrestlers and defeated last years' national champion.   Chad will participate, in mid-June, in the upcoming tournament for selecting U.S.A. team members for the World Championships.

Though wrestling gets very little news coverage, see the link below for a brief story of Chad's championship:

http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-wrestl/spec-rel/042311aaa.html

I think Chad's story illustrates that a complete and dependable mental-game system looks like the following word formula:

Positive Advice + Cognitive Methods + Mind/Body Methods =  Complete Mental Game System.

The point is that certain cognitive practices are necessary, e.g. self-honest self-observation, quality performance-evaluation questions, making the mental shift from the performance you don't want to the performance you DO want, and developing a positive performance phrase that sustains your vivid visual images of how you want to perform.  However, I observe that adding EFT to these key mental-game practices is showing up as the difference maker for athletes being able to consistently perform their best under pressure.  I think it is because EFT is a dependable mental-game tool that allows them to quickly relax their body and calm their mind---the ideal peak performance state!  See Greg's website, www.gregwarburton.com,  for more information on EFT in Sports.

 

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