What is Sport Psychology?
In a nutshell, sport psychology – or performance psychology – applies concepts and strategies into any domain concerned with performance. My view of sport psychology is that within each of us, is a compelling desire to move towards excellence as performers as well as human beings. Furthermore, we understand that the psychological and emotional domains within us can be trained and developed, just like we can train our physical bodies. As such I see my work as a guide, working with clients to help clarify goals and aspirations, looking carefully at personal resources, challenges, and demands of the performance environment. My work involves developing awareness of challenges and issues related to performance, and then finding strategies and skills that will allow us to excel under pressure.
These strategies are designed together with clients. It becomes a collaborative effort with the objective of creating a plan of action that will best serve the individuals or organizations needs.