Don’t give up!!!!! If you are an athlete and you are having performance problems, there are tools and techniques developed in sports psychology to overcome mental blocks.
Mental blocks or barriers include high expectations, perfectionism, fear of failure, lack of emotional control and attentional focus. Athletes can overcome these barriers through sport psychology intervention that aim to enhance confidence, focus, composure, trust and mental preparation. Mental barriers include high expectations, perfectionism, fear of failure, lack of emotional control and attentional focus. Athletes can overcome these barriers through sport psychology intervention that aim to enhance confidence, focus, composure, trust and mental preparation.
As an elite athlete, you will need to know how to master the inner mental game to become a champion. Working with the psychological aspects of sport in conjunction with physical training gives athletes an edge to enhance your athletic talents without interference from doubts, fear, and stress and performance anxiety. Excessive anxiety can detract from performance, as a momentary lapse in attention and focus. Competition can be transformed into growth experiences and learning experiences to challenge and enhance performance. To become a champion, you have to think like a champion. There are specific techniques and skills available that provide the winning edge!
Psychological states can influence the physiology and behavioral response to exercise. Through mental training, you can learn to increase effectiveness, skill development, concentration, and motivation by integrating mind and body. These techniques help develop the motivation, habits, confidence and attitudes for the making of a champion.
Once an assessment is completed, a plan will be created to enhance athletic performance. The mental training plan will includes:
- Cognitive retraining
- Individual counseling for each athlete.
- Assessment of personality, anxiety, and mood states.
- Stress management and relaxation training.
- Practice and supervision of all techniques listed in this manual.
- Strategy development.
- Identification of specific training and competition goals
- Mental rehearsal & imagery training.