“That which holds our attention determines our action.”
What if the learner’s fear could be construed as a positive challenge? What a skier—or anyone—could be made to believe that the pounding and fluttering were actually a resource, tools for enhanced performance?
If you look at stress in positive light, “reappraise arousal,” and get excited about the forthcoming challenge you’re more likely to have positive results.
It’s just a simple mind hack. Change your focus, change your perspective, increase focus and “physiological toughness.”