Competitive athletes cannot ignore how their psychology impacts their performance. It’s too important.
Athletes’ Mental Game
Athletes often enjoy the psychological benefits of sports, including resiliency, increased self-esteem, and, at times, lower rates of mental health difficulties.
Athletes can also become consumed by the challenges associated with competition, especially at higher levels. This can negatively impact their performance, their mood, and their relationships. Working with a psychologist can help you regain the confidence you need to succeed.
How do I know if I need help?
Athletes often wait too long to ask for help because they are worried it will hurt their performance; not to mention the stigma associated with mental health in sports.
Athletes that work with us find that they feel less pressure during competition and are free to compete without overthinking.
You could benefit from help if…
- You are thinking too much during practices or games.
- You notice you are more irritable than you used to be.
- You are having trouble enjoying time with friends and family.
- You are having trouble sleeping.
- You are feeling worse about yourself because of your performance.
- An injury is keeping you from competing and impacting your mood.
- You want to avoid practices or games.
How can a therapist help with sports related issues?
We help athletes at all levels break the patterns of limiting thinking. We help them rediscover joy and success in their personal lives and in their competitive lives.
Through careful listening and dialogue, we help people see how their self-imposed fears hold them back from getting what they want.
People describe feeling free and unburdened by worries after working with us.
If you are reading this, then it is probably worth giving us a call to talk about how we can help. We would welcome the opportunity.