Sport Psychology

Sport and Performance Psychology is a form of applied psychology often used to enhance performance.

While consulting with a sport psychologist, athletes and individuals can explore several areas that are believed to have the most influence on performance.  Some of these areas include:

•   Goal setting

•   Psychological Preparation

•   Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses

•   Stress/Anxiety Management

•   Concentration/Focus

•   Management of Emotions

•   Recovery from Injury

Sport psychologists utilize these and other psychological principals to optimize individual performance.  Sport psychology can also address other emotional barriers that are preventing an athlete from performing at their optimal level.  These services can occur through individual consultation, within small groups, or entire teams.

 

What is Sport Psychology and Performance Psychology?

•   The change in your thoughts, feelings, and actions related to your performance.

•   The effect, both positive and negative, that sports and exercise have on the mind.

 

Positive effects of athletes/individuals who work with Sport Psychologists:

•   More Focused, Better Concentration (not worried about the outcome)

•   Task feels Effortless

•   Increased Levels of Confidence

•   Positive Attitude/Do Not Fear Failure

•   Feeling like they are in Control

•   Feeling Physically and Mentally Relaxed

 

Top mental skills elite athletes possess:

•   Goals Setting

•   Effective Use of Imagery

•   Thought Control

•   Ability to Control Emotions

•   Stress Management Skills

•   Coping Strategies for Distractions

•   Resiliency from Failures

•   Pre-Competition Readiness

Address

Kimberly Wagner, Psy.D. PSY 25460
9404 Genesee Ave
Suite 245
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 997-3457
Fax: (858) 246-6266

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