Whether you are looking to achieve a high level of performance in your sport of choice, or simply looking to better yourself when it comes to your physical health and fitness more is required of you than just physical fitness. A healthy and positive mindset is critical to your success. Because of this, the mental performance consultant at our Nepean physical therapy centre is here to help.
While the physical aspect of improving your performance in any aspect of your life is absolutely important - whether that be rising to the occasion in your team sport of choice, encouraging your own personal fitness journey, or rising above the expectations of your job - there is an equally important facet of your success which many people often neglect: the mental.
Because of this, we are proud to have a mental performance consultant as part of our team at Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre - a professional who is dedicated to supporting our clients in their health journey by encouraging mental skills, imparting knowledge and helping them to maintain their optimal performance.
What is involved in mental performance consulting?
Mental performance consulting works somewhat similarly to any other mental health professional, just with a slightly different focus.
At your first appointment, your mental performance consultant will take some time to get to know you, to understand who you are, and to create a plan of skills that you should focus on in order to reach your goals. Appointments last either 30 minutes or 60 minutes, with varying ability to include both conversations about you and your progress as well as time to work on specific skills.
What can a mental performance consultant help me with?
A mental performance consultant is able to help their clients to develop any of the following skills to help them to achieve and maintain their optimal performance:
- Focus and Distraction Control
- Resilience and Adversity Management
- Stress Management
- Goal Setting
- Pre-competition Planning
- Leadership Training
Is this service only for adult, high-performing athletes?
Not at all!
Our mental performance consultant can work with anyone who is searching to support their own development and achieve their goals. Mental performance consulting is able to assist artists, businesspeople and any other person who is looking to up their game and begin performing at the level they desire.
Likewise, young people can begin their mental performance journey as young as 9. Generally, this is when activities such as sports become more competitive and where this kind of training may be able to give an edge in the competition. Mental, emotional, or physical barriers related to performance can start at any age and mental performance training can improve mindset, foster positive thinking, and mental health.
Are you looking for assistance in achieving your optimal performance?
We can help you develop strategies and skills to fuel your success.
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