HOW DO THE SESSIONS WORK?
My goal in the consulting process is to create a welcoming, safe, and comfortable space with a sense of optimism for positive change. I believe that excellence is holistic therefore, we will look into different life areas that have a valuable impact in the process of success.
1. Assessing your current mental skills
We know that you have been successful before at least in some areas and you are looking to grow that success. We want to know what you have tried and what has worked for you in the past.
2. Identifying your strengths and areas of improvement
To strengthen your strengths or to improve your weaknesses? We will help you determine what helps or hurts your performance the most.
3. Addressing your priorities and needs
Once we have established the areas of work, we will help you gain a new level of understanding on the topic and teach you different strategies for you to try.
4. Implementing the plan
You will start implementing the techniques and strategies learned into your daily training and practice, practice, practice until we figure out if it is working, if it needs adjustment or if we need to find a different strategy for success.
5. Evaluating the progress
Formal and informal assessment before, during and after implementation is important for the athlete and myself. It is important to measure our work with some type of improvement in either of the athlete’s domains: physical, mental, emotional, or tactical. That includes wins, skills developed, mindset in competition, the athlete’s perceptions of effectiveness and psychological well-being. Additionally, feedback from athletes, coaches and parents is beneficial to my growth as a professional and the continued pursuit of excellence.
CONSULTING PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH
We use an applied Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior approach.
We do not do clinical psychology work with athletes/performers.
We do do performance-enhancing consulting.
We use a psycho-educational approach (e.g., equip athletes with the tools necessary to undertake their change process outside of sessions).
We use evidenced-based practice.
We focus on enhancing performers’ strengths.
We help build performers’ composure, consistency, and confidence when performing under pressure. If athletes never had to perform under pressure, then they would never need to work on their mental game.
Know your WHY: Understanding why you play the game not only gives you a purpose, but helps you remain passionate and resilient in the pursuit of excellence.
It is What It is, Control the Controllables: Developing awareness to focus only on the things the athlete has control over instead of the things that drain their energy or increase their performance anxiety.
Being Comfortable in the Uncomfortable: Growth comes from struggle. Acknowledging, accepting and embracing uncomfortable situations helps you extend your limits.
WIN: What's Important Now: Athletes’ performance suffers when they are not present in the moment. Thinking about past mistakes or future games can hinder the concentration needed for the actual play. For best performances, the body and the mind need to be connected and since our bodies are always present, we want to help athletes maintain and bring back their minds to the present.
Play BIG or go Home: Act BIG, breath BIG, and commit BIG. Always having in mind the impact of body language, breathing in key moments, and the commitment to give your best effort in each performance.
It doesn't matter your age, skill level, or purpose, you can always achieve a better version of yourself!
Start working on your mental game NOW!