Martin James Turner describes his use of rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) with athletes
Sport is an ideal context in which to explore irrational beliefs. The language of sport would have us believe that athletes must choose to either succeed or perish, nothing inbetween. Sport and exercise psychologists help athletes eradicate dysfunctional thought processes and emotions, and the use of rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) to achieve this is increasing. What lies behind this growth in popularity of REBT in sport, and why is it found to be so useful?