How To Manage Perfectionism In Gymnasts Video

Are You a Perfectionist?

In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about managing perfectionism in athletes. Visit and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.

Here’s the question Dr. Cohn answers this week about How To Manage Perfectionism In Athletes.

LEAH ASKS:“With my athleticism, training, and my talent, I have super high expectations and I expect to win often. In matches when I make mistakes, I berate myself, get frustrated, and lose focus. Now I expect to do these things in matches, which hurts my confidence. Am I a perfectionist, or am I just being negative with myself during matches?”

Watch the video below to hear what Dr. Cohn has to say to Leah about managing perfectionism in athletes.

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