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Performance - The business end of Sport Psychology:


For most of you this is probably the main reason you are seeking sport psychology support. Your performances or results aren't where you want them to be or you have experienced a setback. We can take your psychological skills that you have learnt for personal development and help you use them in your performance environment.


Whether you are an athlete striving to achieve your goals, preparing for a tournament or competition, or looking to increase your performance in other areas of your life. Performance elements of sport psychology can help you unlock your full potential.


Before we move on, remember the language we use around performance and results is really important:


How does Psychology improve performance?

Psychology improves performance by focusing on the psychological factors that influence an individual’s performance, here are some examples:

  • Emotional regulation: Managing your emotions so you can remain calm and focused under pressure.

  • Stress management: Learning to manage stress and anxiety will help you to maintain focus and avoid overwhelm or burnout .

  • Self-talk: How you talk to yourself is really important, it can help to boost self-confidence, enhance motivation and reduce anxiety.

  • Goal setting: Setting specific, measurable, and achievable goals will help you focus on your processes and progress, which in turn improves your performance.

  • Focus: Improving concentration and focus is essential for you performing well.

Performance focus – bringing sport psychology to life…

Here there will be some overlaps to personal development which is why we focus on wellbeing, development and performance in that order. Performance focused psychology will help you:

  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses in sport and beyond.

  • Develop psychological skills such as those mentioned above.

  • Address psychological barriers such as anxiety, self-doubt, and fear of failure.

  • Enhance motivation and self-confidence through positive reinforcement.

  • Improve focus and concentration.

  • Optimise performance under pressure.

Remember:

Sport Psychology skills and approaches can help us in all areas of performance, whether you are a musician, actor, student or looking to improve your performance in the workplace, get in touch to start now.


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