If you’ve got the yips you’ve probably already been to see your pro for some technical pointers. The thing with the yips is it’s a problem with deep emotional roots, so most of the time, technical solutions, such as those offered by a pro aren’t effective.
All the sportsmen and women I help describe the same feelings and emotions taking place when they know they have play that shot they just don’t like anymore. Anxiety, dread, embarrassment, anger, frustration and an inner belief that they just can’t do it well anymore.
The area of the brain that’s responsible for the yips is deep within the limbic system called the amygdala. This part of the brain controls your survival system. Somewhere along the way your mind thought the pressure of playing that part of you game was dangerous, just like putting your hand on a hot cooker top, so it won’t let you do without feeling anxious.