SPORT AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Many people have not met a sport and health psychology consultant, and I often am explaining what I do and how my services can help anyone who is reading this. Sport psych is very interesting and a lot of fun.
WHAT IS IT?
Sport and health psychology is concerned with human behavior in sport and exercise settings. Sport psychology consultants work with the mental and emotional factors that can influence sport performance. For example, they may help athletes control anxiety during performance or teach athletes visualization skills to enhance their performance. Sport and health psychology consultants use mental training skills to help athletes develop greater mental toughness.
WHAT IS MENTAL TOUGHNESS?
A mentally tough person is better able to manage competitive stress, stay confident and motivated, control concentration, and communicate well with coaches and other team members.
WHO DOES IT?
Athletes of all levels use sport and health psychology consultants.
All you need is the desire to perform better.
WHAT IF I’M NOT AN ATHLETE?
You can be.
However, sport psychology is beneficial to both athletes and non-athletes in that the mental and emotional skills that impact sport performance also impact other types of performance, such as public speaking.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
We start by looking at different mental toughness skills and assessing where you are are on those with relevance to your goals. Then we set clear goals and start interventions – such as utilizing imagery during your tennis serve. We add, assess, and modify interventions as needed based on performance. The aim is for client self-relience. Often, we work with clients for 3-5 sessions and then do check-ins and refreshers as needed. We give you the tools you need for success and serve as a resource.
WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?
Learn more sport and health psychology and assess your mental toughness!
For a free consultation, contact Summit Performance Consulting LLC at 561-325-8363 or Info@SummitPerformanceConsulting.com
Catherine Broadhead is a Certified Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.