Professional Athletes train for years to reach their common goal and that’s simply to be the best! Not only do they push their bodies to the extreme edge of the human capability but they have to have the psychological makeup that sees them there.
‘Our psychology is fundamental to our achievement and to the success we obtain through our endeavours’.
Sport psychology is not new to the mental health arena, but it has gained huge attention over the years as sport becomes an important factor to our lives whether that is at novice or professional level. The discipline of sports psychology has an inexact placement at the intersection of athletic training and personal counselling, varying widely depending on the sport and the practitioner. The overall focus is directed at how different aspects of competition affect the player or team’s overall mental health. While the well-being of the athlete is the ultimate aim, sport psychologists also promote mental toughness to optimise athletic achievement with the aim of helping them stay independent of negativity.
What is sports psychology?
I wonder if you have you ever heard an athlete say that a sport is over 70% psychological?
As you make preparations for competition by training for your physical skills, you must also prepare yourself psychologically to give yourself the edge.
It is this psychological side of sporting activity that sports psychology professionals work to enhance. Sports coaches often deal exclusively with the physical and strategic components of sports, whereas, sports psychology experts seek to harness and develop the minds of athletes to help them improve their performance.
Sports Psychology aims to help athletes achieve their maximum potential and enhance their overall experience.
Why do people contact a sports psychology professional?
To improve overall performance
To overcome the pressures of competition
To enhance the experience of youth sports
Sports Psychology Consultation Serves:
Athletes from novice to professional
‘To understand the pressure when your at the top of your game, you have to have been there yourself’.