On Court With Brian Gordon
March is a time to leave the cold of east coast winter behind and make a trek south to bask in the sunshine of Florida. It's only a tow or three week break but gets me excited for the warmth of spring and the start of the outdoor tennis season.
It's a wonderful time spent with family and friends as I travel down the east coast and ultimately arrive in southern Florida. My tennis fix is satisfied in two ways. First, the ability to spend several days at the very impressive Hard Rock stadium and watch the high caliber talent on display at the Miami Open. Secondly, the chance to visit and discuss tennis with Dr. Brian Gordon.
In my eyes, Brian is a technical genius and this opportunity is greatly appreciated. He's always been very generous with his time.
RET theory states that negative emotions can be divided in healthy and unhealthy. Unhealthy negative emotions are caused by irrational belief about negative events, not by the events themselves.
Irrational beliefs about adversities like failure, rejection, and ill treatment lead to unhealthy negative emotions, choking, anxiety and dysfunctional behaviors. In contrast rational beliefs about adversities lead to "healthy" negative emotions, like concern and then to positive functional behavior.