In today's society, we look up to professional and amateur athletes, admiring their extraordinary physical attributes and their ability to stretch the limits of the human body. However, we often overlook the fact that these people are not simply born with physical prowess and mental resilience. There is a tremendous amount of preparation that goes into performing at a high level, and success almost always depends on both physical and mental toughness.
While coaches typically focus on the physical side of sport, sport psychologists focus on the mind. They focus on applying psychological principles that facilitate peak athletic performance, enhance your participation in physical activities and help you achieve optimal results. Sport psychologists can help you:
Sport psychologists are experts in helping you overcome problems that impede athletic performance. They can offer strategies that help you maximize your physical prowess, overcome anxiety, effectively communicate with teammates and/or accept a coach's critiques. And their advice can even help you off the playing field. The same strategies that sport psychologists teach athletes — relaxation techniques, mental rehearsals and cognitive restructuring, for example — are also useful in the workplace and other settings.
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