Old 31-10-06, 09:24 AM   #1
 
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It is often said that skiing is a lot about confidence. Has anyone done or witnessed anything interesting on the emotional side of skiing?

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Old 31-10-06, 01:46 PM   #2
 
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Yes, I very much agree with this. My mum lacks a lot of confidence when it comes to skiing, sometimes I think this effects how she enjoys the holiday.
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Old 31-10-06, 04:15 PM   #3
 
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My experience shows that people like your mun are not alone and when on the mountain they need a confidence coach more than a ski instructor. Confidence like anything else is something that we can aquire by learning how to move not just own body but our thoughts and feelings.

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Old 07-01-07, 06:17 PM   #4
 
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Hi Bernard

I went skiing for first time this Xmas to Sauze D'oulx.

I suffer vertigo, have back problem and hate the cold.
It gets worse, I have a fear of not being in control, of going fast all relating to "if" I fall and break something.

In the 7 days there, I could actually look down at the ground going "up" on a chairlift without feeling dizzy, sick etc. Mainly because I was so hooked by skiing I would watch people skiing from the chairlift. Result.

Everyday at the top of a new run I felt scared and fear. I made myself do it and the feeling afterward was incredible. Then I would repeat that run at least 4 times before moving to another.

I overcame many many things on that holiday and discovered that I love to ski and can't wait til the next time.

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Old 10-01-07, 05:50 PM   #5
 
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I've found that if you let your nerves get at you...your screwed!

If your afraid of heights, try and pick out your next turn without paying attention to the rest of the mountain or the other skiers. Have an attitude like 'Ofcourse I can do this! I've done it before!'

Just my 2cents...
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Old 11-01-07, 12:38 PM   #6
 
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Good for you onlyjane. It nice to see people using skiing to surpass themselves and grow
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Old 12-01-07, 04:18 PM   #7
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I agree with the confidence factor as stated above. When a person is confident that they can turn and stop in a variety of situations, they will be much less apprehensive about taking on new challenges and attempting unfamiliar terrain.
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