3 benefits of Sport Psychology - Sport Performance Member Article By Rebecca Chidley
Posted 11/20/2020 in Category 1 by Rebecca Chidley

3 benefits of Sport Psychology

3 benefits of Sport Psychology

Positive Wellbeing 

  • In its most simple form, the definition of wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. Or, according to the World Health organisation wellbeing is ‘how satisfied people are with their life as a whole, their sense of purpose and how in control they feel’.
  • Having a Sport Psychologist as a regular point of contact can help you reflect on your experiences and ensure you are prioritising your self-care. This will ensure that you can process your thoughts, feelings and emotions connected to your current situation while also identifying opportunities and ways forward.

Personal development

  • Is there something you have always wanted to work on – either within or away from sport – but you have never had the time? Can you make the time to focus on it now?
  • Many skills that you learn in sport are transferable to other areas of your life – identify skills that you feel like you need to improve on to become a better athlete but also a better person.
  • Working with a Sport Psychologist will help you to identify the areas that you can develop how you will develop and monitor the progress that you are making along the way.

Performance improvements 

  • The majority of athletes are involved in sport for the opportunity to perform and compete. Are you doing everything you can to be ready to perform in your sport?
  • From a performance perspective many things may be challenging – Are you experiencing more regular dips in motivation? Is your confidence lower than it used to be? Have you lost sight of your short- and long-term goals?
  • Working with a Sport Psychologist will help you to work through these and many more questions in relation to your performance. 

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