Jeff Krieger's Blog (6)

Overcoming a fear of water differs from learning how to swim

Overcoming a fear of water differs from learning how to swim

Quite often a mistake is made by both aquatic professionals and people who are looking to achieve specific aquatic goals.  There is a significant  difference between helping a person, regardless of their age, fitness level or life experience,…

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Added by Jeff Krieger on January 8, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Join new group, "Helping Fearful Swimmers"

 

"Helping Fearful Swimmers" is a new and highly unique Facebook group that is designed to increase awareness regarding the often overlooked issue of millions of people who suffer from varying degrees of fear, anxieties and phobias surrounding water. This group is open to both aquatic therapist, experienced swim instructors.and mental health professionals, educators, researchers, media and marketing experts, as well as…

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Added by Jeff Krieger on January 8, 2015 at 8:27am — No Comments

Helping Fearful Swimmers

 

Swimming offers less stress more fitness as we age

Over the last century the average life span of industrialized countries increased by thirty years, which translates into the very strong possibility that baby boomers and the generations that follower can expect to live much longer lives than our parents and grandparents. If us mortal humans can avoid major…

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Added by Jeff Krieger on January 8, 2015 at 8:25am — No Comments

"Youthful Enthusiasm" help adults overcome fear of water

USING “YOUTHFUL ENTHUSIASM” TO HELP ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR FEAR OF WATER



When helping adults overcome their fear of water, I believe that one of the most overlooked components of that process is something that can be subtle, even unrecognizable, yet plays an unmistakingly significant role in a positive outcome. By the time most adults come to me for help, they bring with them all the emotional baggage that they have developed and dragged along with them all those years as a…

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Added by Jeff Krieger on January 17, 2014 at 3:22pm — No Comments

What's the best way to deal with fear of water?

Dear Friends, Aquatic Professionals and Enthusiasts,
I hope that this email finds you all well and getting ready for a wonderful summer of fun. As you know I am passioante about helping "Fearful Swimmers" overcome their fear/anxiety/phobias surrounding water, so that they can learn how to understand, manage and overcome their fear of water. Today a friend of mine sent me an article from the NY Times, "Reaching for Zen with each stroke and lap", written by Jane…
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Added by Jeff Krieger on May 16, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Helping Fearful Swimmers

HOW TO HELP THE FEARFUL SWIMMER   Please keep in mind the following important points that I have learned after many years as both an aquatic and mental health professional regarding the issue of "fearful swimmers":  

 1) There is a SIGNIFIC...ANT difference between a child or an adult who has never had an opportunity to learn to swim properly and and those who have never learned to swim, despite possibly having the…

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Added by Jeff Krieger on May 16, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

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