January 8, 2024

Episode 5: Emma Wood – Competition, performance and fear

Hazel Findlay

In this episode Hazel and Angus speak with Emma Wood, one of the great minds working in the space of psychology in our community.

Here’s some of the topics we cover:

  • What we can all learn from how competitors manage their mindset and attention under pressure
  • Problems with how we approach psychology in climbing
  • Why don't instructors and guides get any training around psychological concepts (?!)
  • Trying hard, effort and how this can be trained
  • Performance, mastery and competition and how to balance them all
  • Process versus outcome
  • The importance of self-awareness 
  • Psychological tools to manage stress

Fear in climbing and public speaking Emma is always a joy to speak with and one of our most trusted thought-leaders working in this space.



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