Young athletes that are both lucky and skilled enough to continue their career in athletics can sometimes face mental struggles concerning their athleticism. For young adult athletes balancing college/university, a social life, family obligations, as well as their athletic obligations, they may begin to experience burn out, high levels of stress and anxiety, and other difficult to manage and overwhelming feelings. Mental performance consulting is a great way to combat, control, and cope with these feelings. Here are 3 ways that a mental performance consultant can help an athlete achieve their fullest potential.
Rediscover Their Passion
When an athlete goes through a burnout period, they often feel indifferent towards the sports they play. Mental performance consulting can help athletes rediscover and reconnect to the passion they have for their specific sport. Once an athlete’s passion is rediscovered, they will associate positivity and enjoyment with the sport.
Gives Them Practical Strategies
A mental performance consultant will help athletes break down their thoughts and redirect them down productive and positive avenues. Throughout treatment, the mental performance consultant will explain and demonstrate when and how to use different thinking strategies in order to combat an athlete’s individual issues.
Builds Mental Muscles
It is not uncommon for athletes to waver from their sport, doubt themselves, and develop other negative emotions. It is therefore essential for athletes to strengthen their motivation, confidence, focus, and mindset. A mental performance consultant can help them do that so that they always feel at the top of their game.
The mind needs just as much training as the body. Athletes in college/university are especially in need of mental training in this way. If you are an athlete in college/university, you can benefit from mental performance consulting. If you are interested in trying this service and improving yourself as an athlete, call Mindset First today at 905.660.9284 to book an appointment!
Mental Performance Consultants look to assist athletes, coaches, businesses, and professionals in achieving the following:
- Reach their performance potential in sport and/or other aspects of life
- Regulate arousal, stress, and/or emotions
- Improve confidence, motivation, and concentration
- Manage time effectively
- Mentally plan for training and competitions
- Create and maintain positive environments
- Improve communication skills
- Learn specific performance enhancement techniques (e.g. imagery, goal-setting)
- Improve recovery and rehabilitate from injury
- Debrief and evaluate performance or programs
- Improve decision making processes