Originally Posted by Grizzly
Target panic will never be cured so long as your focus remains on your problem.
Denying self cannot happen so long as your focus remains on denying yourself.
Love can never happen so long as your focus remains on yourself.
How do you teach someone else to get into the zone?
How do you teach another to achieve salvation?
How do you teach someone to deny self and take up their cross?
How are we to live life?
How do we break out of patterns, habits, addictions and bondages?
Some battle them tooth and nail and sometimes others seem to rise above them? The time frames may be different for all.
What are the elements to success in attaining any freedom?
Do we need help?
How does someone go from being blinded by the problem to being made free?
Is it pain, fear, worry, anxiety or is it desire, hope and eventually faith?
I know the answer if it is Target panic in Archery and Rod Jenkins told me.
We have to learn proper shot execution by means of a shot sequence properly ingrained by forming good habits.
The reason we get target panic is a fight caused by the conscious mind saying shoot, shoot! before the shot is properly executed and you short draw or cannot keep pulling to anchor and aim, then commit to the shot.
THAT is why you have to break the shot down to at least seven components.
Feet and stance
engage back early in the draw and draw
follow through to the conclusion
Program the shot up close and do not aim, only focus on each part of the shot sequence and it becomes ingrained S/CLY
MANY PEOPLE HAVE TO DO THIS FOR WEEKS AND MONTHS TO INGRAIN!
There are no shortcuts and everyone that has had TP will always have it like once you used tobacco or was an alcoholic, you always will be but the difference is now you chose everyday not be a user.
The same with TP. "The winner of the day is the one that controls his TP the best"
ingrain the good habits and forget about release unless you are working the refinement of it close up but otherwise eliminate it from your sequence because it is a result of having shot the Bow and thinking about the release is a total waste of your time and only increases the anxiety of the fight going on with the C/mind and the s/c mind.
You want the C/mind to do only one or two things in the shot execution. To aim, and once you are aiming you may focus on your back muscles and pulling but nothing else but those two things.
You must let the SC/mind run the shot because your mind cannot think of two things at one time at the same millisecond in time and that is why you must ingrain the shot sequence.