What is Mental Coaching? In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers sports psychology questions from athletes, parents and coaches. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game questions for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Are you curious about what happens during a mental … [Read more...] about Mental Coaching Programs For Athletes
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What is The Success Rate With Mental Coaching? In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers mental game questions in Sessions With Doc. We get a lot of questions about doing mental coaching and what mental coaching is all about. There are some myths and misconceptions out there so I would like to start to clear that up. One of the … [Read more...] about What is Mental Game Coaching?
How to Turn Mistakes Into Success How do you respond to losing or failure? What sort of emotions does failure evoke within you? How have you recovered from failure in the past? Your perspective on failure affects your thoughts and impacts your emotion. These three components, perspective, thoughts and emotions, will determine how you respond to failure. Many athletes view failure as … [Read more...] about Turning Athletic Failure Into Growth and Learning
How to Play Big During Big Moments Your mental game for volleyball is especially important when: Your team is the underdog - Facing a powerhouse can be daunting. The mystique of a powerhouse can cause some teams to see the game as a loss even before it starts. Your team hasn’t defeated a certain team in quite a few years - When a team seemingly has your number, it can cause a team to play … [Read more...] about How to Perform Well on the Court in Big Moments
How to Visualize Your Upcoming Performance How has anxiety affected some of your athletic performances? Chances are that anxiety prior to an athletic performance caused you to play far below your ability. The main reason for anxiety prior to a competition is uncertainty. Uncertainty can cause some athletes to mentally envision potential mistakes or fear the worst prior to a competition, … [Read more...] about One Method to Be Mentally Prepared
How to Grow Your Confidence Without Excessive Self-Criticism Are you happy with where you are with your game? Most athletes would answer "no" because they want to achieve more. After all, the goal of every athlete is to achieve as much of their athletic potential as possible. Some athletes think the best way to improve is to never be satisfied with a performance. These athletes engage … [Read more...] about Athletes Who Are Self-Critical
Your Mental Toughness and Returning From an Injury Coming back from athletic injury is an experience laden with intense emotions... An injured athlete returning to competition will run through the gamut of both positive and negative emotions: Fear – Fear of re-injury is the most common emotion of injured athletes. The thoughts of re-injury or how the injured body part may hold up can be … [Read more...] about Control Your Emotions When Returning From an Injury