Climbing psychology book
Many years ago, I had a few incidences where the fear of falling became a huge thing in my head, due to a bad belayer. Which prevented me from pushing my climbing, and left me not enjoying the activity I love so much. It became such a big issue in my head, it prevented me from trying moves where I could fall. I lost my self belief, and stopped enjoying climbing. Every time I climbed close to my limit, I shouted “Take”. So, I researched the fear of falling, read books, and tried lots of different things to try and overcome it. Once I felt that I made progress, I realised I was not the only one suffering from the fear of falling.
So, I created a workshop to try and help climbers come up with a simple structure to help deal and work with this fear. I ran this workshop for 6-7 years, and had lots of success stories from it. I felt I needed to help more people, and learn more about the subject, which is not covered well in the climbing community. So decided to, when I had time, to put pen to paper, and come up with a climbing psychology book. To give the climbing community an understanding and structure around the subject.
Writing down my thoughts, ideas I came across running these workshops, and ideas given to me by the students, as well as lots of research, I finally had the time to write a climbing psychology book.
The concept behind the book, is that I have tried to explain an extremely complicated subject in an easy-to-understand language. Making it accessible to most climbers. There are of course some complicated terms in the book, but hopefully explained very well. I could have written a book on each chapter, but wanted to keep it relevant and concise.
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