Injuries affect essentially every athlete. The experience is as much mental as physical. But typically, the support athletes receive during this time has focused mostly on healing joints, bones, and tendons—not thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
As a mental skills coach and a journalist writing about sports and fitness, this discrepancy stood out to us like a sore thumb. That’s why we started this podcast and our Facebook group for injured athletes, hoping to change the narrative around recovery and why we wrote the book Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries.
Rebound includes many of the concepts and tools we’ve talked about on this podcast, and lots more—a total of 49 mental drills to try, along with explanations of why they work and stories of athletes who’ve been there. With these resources, our goal is to not only help you recover from injury, but come back a stronger, more resilient athlete and person, both within your sport and outside it.
Here’s a sneak peak:
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