Olympians, Surgeons And Even Toddlers Have Used This Technique To Improve Their Focus

Professional golfer Alena Sharp started getting “the yips” whenever she would try to putt. She experienced severe anxiety and physical tension that crept up her…

8/5/2021 4:00:00 AM

The yips. It can affect anybody. One golfer started using a technique called 'quiet eye' to improve her focus. Here's how it works, what happens to your brain while it happens, and how everyone—from Olympians to toddlers—could benefit:

Professional golfer Alena Sharp started getting “the yips” whenever she would try to putt. She experienced severe anxiety and physical tension that crept up her…

Professional golfer Alena Sharp started getting “the yips” whenever she would try to putt. She experienced severe anxiety and physical tension that crept up her arms and into her jaw. So she started using a technique called “quiet eye,” which not only improved her aim but also helped her calm her body and mind.

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In this episode of our documentary series, we explore what may be happening in the brain during quiet eye. And we learn how everyone, from surgeons to pilots and even toddlers, might benefit from using this technique. Read more: ABC News »

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