I remember being intrigued by this statement when I was a kid. I did not get it but now I understand that fear can be fun. I'm not particularly extreme but I do enjoy some recreational fear from time to time. I enjoy finding out where my boundaries are and then taking a little peak beyond them, just to see how I will cope and often there are many great rewards there in that beyond.
Do you wish to overcome fear in sport?
Do you want to take up a Sport but cannot because fear is getting in your way?
Did you used to compete or enjoy a sport but cannot anymore due to accident or trauma?
As a kid I used to have regular dreams of flying and being able to breathe underwater. As an adult I found a way to live those dreams. I've spent three summers of my life skydiving during which time I learned to somersault out of an aeroplane, I saw my shadow on a cloud, learned to fly and land a parachute with a degree of elegance, rolled backwards out of a helicopter and met some great people. My holidays of choice now are snowboarding or scuba diving and I have recently started learning to freedive.
The barriers that I had to cross in order to learn each of these things were not particularly immense for me, but there are other barriers that I have not been willing to cross. Fear is an important part of risk assessment, but once you have done that risk assessment an incapacitating fear is not necessary.
Fear's purpose is to keep you safe but sometimes you do not want to be completely safe.
If there is a sport or an activity that seems extreme to you – you want to learn but cannot bring yourself to do so because fear or doubt is just screaming at you inside saying 'no way!' Get in touch as I can probably get you started.
If you used to do a sport or activity but had an experience that instilled fear or doubt that is preventing you from getting back in to it, get in touch and we will see if we can clear the crap that is getting in your way.
I'm not proposing that we turn you into a complete kamikaze or numb you to your own survival instinct. I'd just like to give you the opportunity to make your own decisions again without a crippling, overprotective emotion firing off automatically. I'm talking about getting you to a point where you can make your own risk assessment and minimise the fear if not get rid of it completely so that you can feel the fear and do it anyway. The fear becomes part of the fun.
We do not need to meet face to face for me to be able to help you, so it does not matter where you in the world. I have done many successful Skype sessions or you if you are local come and visit. If you wish to overcome a fear of a sport then please get in touch for a free consultation over text, e-mail or phone.