Sports psychology assists athletes in gaining the confidence and focus they need while mastering the physical and technical areas of the sport.
There might be various reasons why seeing a sport psychologist might benefit you. Do you feel like you’re underperforming? Is there a mental barrier refraining you from performing at your best? Do you need help getting to grasp with your performance after an injury?
Managing your thoughts are vital to maximizing your sports ability. Whether you’re having a tough time getting over an old injury or lose focus during games, there’s help for that. Life Resolutions offers sports psychology services across Australia.
Perhaps you’re not sure if you need to see a sports psychologist. Ask yourself, “am I performing to my best capability?”. If the answer is no or ‘maybe’, then seeing a psychologist will help you get there.
Common reasons for seeing a sports psychologist
Want to take your performance to the next level?
One of the major hallmarks of top level athletes is their passion to continuously improve themselves and their ability to perform at their best possible level. Alongside their day to day training sessions, mental training is required next to this. Many athletes will refer to a psychologist to further their abilities. Mental training can assist in being more consistent, finding the “zone”, get a winning streak on the roll and keep pressures at bay.
Many athletes are unaware of the mental barriers holding them back, identifying the cause is the first step. The most common mental barriers seen in athletes include but are not limited to;
Seeing a sports psychologist is one method of overcoming these mental barriers holding you back from your best game. They will work with you to apply the right tools and strategies to prevent them from affecting your game.
Regaining confidence in your abilities from injury?
Any form of injury to an athlete, whether it’s temporary or permanent can have a disruptive interruption which is often out of your control. It’s natural to feel sad during the time of your injury, ignoring those feelings would be bad. Now it’s vital to set new realistic goals to return to your favourite sport.
Returning to the sport can be equally as challenging. You will naturally be occupied with thoughts of re-injuring yourself. You may find yourself constantly replaying the original injury over and over in your head. This can take your head out of the game and lose the correct focus to perform properly which can lead to further injuries without proper attention to your form.
A sports psychologist can be consulted to improve the rehab stage of an injury and with the mental barriers you experience when returning to the sport. By applying the correct mental tools, you’ll be able to manage your thoughts and reach your best self again.
The approach to improving at your favourite sports
You’ve identified your challenges and you’re ready to take your game to the next level. Seeing a sports psychologist is the best way forward in developing your mental game-plan.
Perform better than ever before with sports psychology services. Improve your focus and ignore distractions. Call us now on 1300 668 256.
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