Original ArticlesEffectiveness of Neurolinguistic Programming in Reducing Sport Anxiety in AthletesSin, Tjung Hauw MPd, Kons*; Fadli, Rima P. SPd†; Ifdil, Ifdil SHI, SPd, MPd, PhD, Kons†Author Information *Department of Sport Coaching, Faculty of Sport Science †Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia T.H.S. is a licensed counselor at the Indonesian Counselors Association and a private counselor, is a professional in sports counseling, mental health counseling and crisis counseling. The remaining authors declare no conflict of interest. Correspondence to: Tjung Hauw Sin, MPd, Kons, Department of Sport Coaching, Faculty of Sport Science, Universitas Negeri Padang, Jl. Prof. Dr. Hamka, Air Tawar Padang, West Sumatera 25131, Indonesia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment: March 2020 - Volume 19 - Issue 1 - p 52-55 doi: 10.1097/ADT.0000000000000180 Buy Metrics Abstract This research was motivated by the phenomenon of anxiety experienced by athletes during exercise. Sport anxiety is a condition/nature/response associated with exercise, indicating anxiety, worry, and panic experienced by athletes before competing. Sport anxiety has the possibility of affecting the performance of athletes in competition. If proper attention is not given to this occurrence, it may limit the performance of athletes in competitions. One tool that can be used to reduce sport anxiety is neurolinguistic programming. Six athletes were used as athletes in this research. Sport Anxiety Scale-2 was the instrument used to analyze data using a single-subject research design A-B-A-B. The results of the study found that neurolinguistic programming can reduce an athlete’s sport anxiety. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.