While sport psychology is becoming somewhat better known in recent years, there is still a lot of stigma around who can benefit from it. It’s certainly not only for those at the elite level of sport.
There are myriad pain points in the high-performance sport industry but there are several strategies you can use to significantly improve your happiness, wealth, and wellness in sports.
Mental toughness rarely comes naturally but it is a vital element of sports performance. Zion Clark is one athlete who has learnt the hard way to overcome some serious obstacles.
There is good evidence that sports meditation can play a role in helping athletes achieve a better state of mind when they’re competing, and this translates well across a variety of sports.
How to deal with problem athletes? Coaches need to display honesty and vulnerability when dealing with athletes, especially those who display difficult behaviour.
When compared to the general population, athletes are more likely to be psychologically distressed. So what can they, and the people around them, do to monitor and improve their mental health?
Motivation needs to be managed and channelled in the right direction to elicit the best performance outcomes.
The authors of this study investigated the relationship between coaches’ mental health, the stressors they faced, and their use of psychological resilience.
Once the Olympic flame has been extinguished and the world moves on, what comes next for the athletes, and importantly, how do they navigate this sudden change?