Anxiety Management through Psychophysiological Techniques: Relaxation and Psyching-Up in Sport


The purpose of this article is to describe the employment of relaxation and psyching-up techniques within the scope of support currently provided by psychologists in the Sports Science Department of the Brazilian Olympic Committee. The psychophysiological methods described here are used in the mental training of elite athletes in order to assist them in anxiety management and arousal regulation. The general principles of the practice of relaxation and psyching-up are presented, as well as the specific characteristics and procedures of each of the main techniques. This information is intended for sport consultants, coaches and other practitioners who use psychophysiological methods in their professional activities.
Autor / Fonte:Guilherme Pineschi & Andréa Di Pietro. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action Volume 4, Issue 3, 2013