Dr. Hanspeter Gubelmann, skier Marc Gisin is for the second Time violently overthrown: as an Athlete ever again?
All ski racers(inside) knowledge of the risk of serious falls in their sports. Top athletes learn to deal with it, even with Falls and injuries. Whether an athlete will return to such a radical experience, depends on the Severity of the event, the quality of injury rehabilitation, the mental robustness of the athlete and the quality of long-term support in the direction of Comeback.
His sister Dominique had nine knee operations and Olympia was still the winner. Can help him in this example to overcome this setback better?
From the point of view of psychology, one would speak in this regard of acting experience and support. Such certainly help, but can not replace the own, and in particular emotional process of recovery.
sport psychologist, Hanspeter Gubelmann. Image: The sport psychologist
How manages to escape the negative thoughts?
It is no use to want these negative thoughts to escape – they'll be on us all, even the top athletes, again and again. Dealing with negative thoughts after a bad fall experience needs time and space!
Marc Gisin had after the last fall, a traumatic stress disorder. How great is the danger of a relapse? And how to overcome such?
Here is not the place for speculation! Marc Gisin is determined to obtain an optimal Acute-care, this is in the area of professional sports is an absolute priority. The physical injuries that appear to be according to information from Swiss-Ski is not life-threatening, will heal. From a psychological point of view, you have to give the fact of unconsciousness and the degree of harm suffered concussion special attention. The key to successful Overcoming of this again traumatic event is likely to be in a long-term monitoring of the athletes. The cooperation with specialists seems to me to be appropriate.
pictures: The accident of Marc Gisin
Gisin is considered to be adrenaline junkie: How do such people deal with these experiences? And how would he react, if he would not suddenly go – and this was not enough adrenaline?
adrenaline is likely to continue to play a role. Well possible, however, that for the time being, other issues are more important. The Austrian ski jumper Thomas Morgenstern had to quit after his third nasty crash in the career. He had to see that it is no longer controllable feelings of anxiety could have a disastrous fall experiences.
sister Michelle are thinking of the Speed races this week in Val Gardena – on the same route, on the Marc injured – skip: What is the meaning of such a fall for you, and how much it can weigh on an Athlete?
such A statement supports the Theory of the psychology of Emergency, serious accidents also have an impact on the athletes ' environment. In particular, involved coaches are well-advised to also in this respect, thoughts and to talk with those Affected. (fas)
Created: 17.12.2018, 17:00 Uhr