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Self Talk

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.”- Laird Hamilton
--What is self-talk? --
--The internal dialogue that you have with yourself. --It can be done out-loud or inside your head. –Happens outside, before/during/after practice and competition. –
**Self-talk becomes an issue when it is perceived as negative, it is distracting, and disrupts your performance. **

--Why should I care about my self-talk? --
🡪To help change bad habits 🡪To improve attention control
🡪To change your mood to a desired state 🡪To build self-confidence and self-efficacy

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