Apr 4, 2021
Flexibility Comes First: From Panic Disorders To Player Development - Steven Hayes (Psychology) & Ben Freakley (MLB)
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When Steven Hayes was struck by a crippling panic attack decades ago, little did he know one of the ripple effects of that incident would shape the careers of future hall of fame athletes. A clinical Psychologist and the mind behind one of the most popular "third wave" approaches in psychology, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, he shares the mic with Ben Freakley - who has been a mental performance coach for elite operators in both the military and Major League Baseball - as we dig into the concept of psychological flexibility. Drawing on examples from military, business and sport we talk about how it applies with such success across so many domains, and break down the six skills that are vital for any individuals dealing with pressure or stress.

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