PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT FOR ATHLETES
Even the best athletes may seek psychological support and today it is seen as part and parcel of competition and developing the right mental skills to help maintain or improve performance. Just as a formula 1 racing car has a whole team, the finely tuned athlete can benefit from a 1-2% improvement. Even if you are competing at an amateur level, sports psychology can help you achieve your full potential. It’s common knowledge that a large proportion of sport is mental, so why not enhance your minds capabilities. If you have suffered injury, depression or performance anxiety, choking or any other psychological challenge please contact me today for an initial chat.
Do you ever choke under pressure? Are you lacking in motivation? Is your anxiety impacting on your performance? Lacking in confidence? Coming back from injury? Do you need to improve your focus? Need help with goals?
ACT helps you too create a flexible mind set and therefore enables you to respond effectively to challenging thoughts or situations. Athletes can experience a range of emotions when competing and the worlds best athletes have the right mindset and skills to be highly resilient.
ACT’s main focus is living your ‘core values’ and committing to behaviours that move them towards these values, whilst taking difficult thoughts, feelings and sensations with you. ACT offers a framework to improve your ‘psychological flexibility’. This framework is known as the ‘hexaflex’ which has six key components to help become more ‘psychologically flexible’.
If you require counselling to discuss personal issues, relationships or sports related challenges, please get in touch and don’t suffer in silence.