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To get the best out of yourself and your team you may want to employ the services of a sport psychologist. A sport psychologist can be helpful if you or your team is having difficulties with participating in or performing in any kind of sport.
Sport psychology is a combination of traditional psychological methods, and methods involving kinesiology. Kinesiology involves the study of human movements, specifically the physiological and mechanical aspects associated with human movement.
A sport psychologist is interested in how the participating in sports can affect the everyday well-being of an individual; they then take this information and assess how it will help to enhance levels of personal well-being across an athlete’s lifespan. By doing this a sport psychologist hopes to help a person in the present moment by achieving maximum performance.
If you hire a sport psychologist you may him or her use words such as cohesion, attention focus, motivation and internal dialogue. These are just some of the techniques employed to help a person achieve his or her desired level of performance and self-esteem.
- Cohesion refers to how well you and your team feel that you share the same goal.
- Attention focus refers to the ability to focus ones attention on one thing. In sport this usually refers to winning.
- Motivation is something we all know about and something which is very important in all forms of sport.
- Internal dialogue refers to the thoughts that are inside a person’s head when performing. A sport psychologist will teach that positive thoughts will influence a person positively to achieve his or her desired goals.