Lecture_7-_Arousal_Regulation

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Arousal Regulation
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Controlling Arousal What is the first step in controlling arousal? Become aware of your arousal levels Identify your optimal arousal level for peak performance What was your arousal level during your best performance? Worst performance?
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Anxiety Reducing Techniques Somatic Anxiety Reducing Techniques Progressive Relaxation Breathe Control Biofeedback Cognitive Anxiety Reducing Techniques Relaxation Response Autogenic Training
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Somatic Anxiety Techniques Progressive relaxation Alternate between tensing and relaxing muscle groups Assumptions: Can learn difference between tension and relaxation Tension and relaxation are mutually exclusive Physiological relaxation will promote psychological relaxation
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Somatic Anxiety Techniques (cont.) Breath Control Focus on deep, rhythmic breathing Holding breath increases muscle tension, which interferes with muscular coordination Biofeedback Learning to control physiological responses Use EMG to learn to control muscular tension
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course KIN 340 taught by Professor Hepler during the Summer '07 term at Michigan State University.

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