How can Mental Training Help me?
Mental training includes strategies to help athletes cope with performance anxiety, change your thoughts and beliefs, train your physical and emotional reactions to stressors, manage anger, better administer your time, direct your attention, and other skills to help you deal with roadblocks during your athletic career. Many athletes, parents, and coaches find that mental skills can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, and the challenges of daily life. Sport performance consultants/Mental performance consultants can provide a fresh perspective on many performance issues or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from mental training depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits can be:
- Greater athletic performance
- Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
- Directed effort
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself
Do I really need mental training?
Some athletes are naturally mentally tough. However, anyone can face challenging situations in life and sport, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you have faced, there is nothing wrong with seeking out extra help when you need it. Mental skills can also help you to acquire sports skills faster.
Why do people go to Mental Performance Consultants? Can I become a superstar athlete?
Athletes have different motivations to seek mental training, sometimes they are seeking for encouragement or skills to get them through difficult periods, and usually, improvements in performance is the main reason. However, mental skills alone will not turn an average athlete into a superstar athlete. The quality and quantity of training also influence athletic performance.
What skills will I learn? Visualization, Goal Setting, Relaxation..?
Each athlete has different needs and goals for mental training, the skills learned will be different depending on the individual. Also, your specific needs and commitment to our work will determine if acquiring psychological skills to enhance athletic performance can be short-term or longer-term. Usually, six sessions are enough to see results.