Exercise: Watch the Video // Duration: 5 mins
Situational Favourability involves gaining confidence by feeling that the ‘(lucky) breaks’ of a situation are going in one’s favour.
The outcome of the situation will depend on our strategies for coping. in 1984, Lazarus & Folkman developed a theory that helps us to understand effective ways to deal with different types of problem depending on whether or not we have control over the stressor/ situation or not.
This is a simplified summary of their theory:
Exercise: Favourable/Unfavourable? // Duration: 5 mins
Before we look at what strategies might be employed, think about the following question and leave your answer in the comment box:
What might make a climbing situation favourable or unfavourable:
a) to you
b) to other people
When you’re ready, move on.