There has always been a large emphasis on the physical component of an athletes game but the mental component is just as important in today’s world. Sports psychologists can help you with different techniques such as visualization, relaxation techniques, goal setting, and more to not only give you a competitive edge but also improve all aspects of your life not only during practices and games.
Athletes are often told:
- Think positive
- You think too much
- You worry too much
- You need to read the game better
- Brush off your last failure/mistake and get right back into the game
- Clear your mind
- Focus and pay attention
How do you actually think positive, think less, worry less, or clear your mind? How do you disregard the painful goal that was just scored on your team and mentally get right back into the game? How do you focus and what exactly should you pay attention to? This is how sports psychology can help you!
When is it time to get help?
If you’ve been experiencing troubles focusing during practice or games, have prolonged periods of sadness, high levels of fears and worries, a growing inability to cope with daily problems, or having a hard time dealing with stressors of your sport in general, it may be time to get help. Insight is here to help you with any issues you may be experiencing, whether it is related to your sport or not.
What will I get out of treatment with Insight Psychological?
Insight can help you overcome your mental health obstacles and help you have a competitive edge.
Our therapists here at Insight strive to create a non-judgmental environment. Our goal is to support you and help you along your mental health journey, whether it is related to sports or not.
Confidentiality must also be maintained by our therapists. Confidentiality creates a safe environment to open up about your lived experiences without fear of judgment or legal repercussions. This confidentiality can only be broken when issues arise regarding child abuse, elder abuse, or foreseeable harm to yourself or others.
Insight offers in-person, online, or telephone counseling. Contact us to learn more or book an appointment.