How Self-Intimidation Destroys Confidence

In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about coping in sports when intimidated by the competition. Visit and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.

Here’s the question Dr. Cohn answers this week about Dealing With Intimidation In Auto Racing…


“I’m a race car driver from Turkey. Now I’m new in racing and all of my competitors are currently ex go-cart pilots, rally drivers, or formula 3 pilots. Others say I have great talent for racing, but my lack of experience and my lack of confidence are affecting my performance really badly. How can I be more confident with this limited experience in being new to the driving scene?”

Watch the video below to hear what Dr. Cohn has to say to Arman about how self-intimidation can destroy confidence:

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