There are many areas where a mental performance coach can help the performer, high-risk professional, coach, or businessperson. Some of these include:
· Mental preparation for competition
· Creating an optimal training environment
· Excelling under pressure
· Effective self-talk
· Quality Practice
· Visualization (Imagery)
· Mental Recovery
· General life stress and well-being
· Coach-athlete relationships
· Communication (coach and training group)
· Mental training for injury rehabilitation
· Critical transitions in sport career
Many people tell you they can help you with your mental game to perform better at specific skills, such as hitting a baseball. They might be able to do that effectively, but they may lack the knowledge to help the client in a more global sense unless educated in Applied Sports Psychology.
Unless the Mental Strength Coach is board certified, they are not educated or trained to help clients with psychological issues. Think of the mental strength coach as someone who builds mental strength as a personal trainer builds strength. Someone board certified is trained to fix psychological issues, much like a doctor or an athletic trainer. Mental Strength Coaches do not fix clients; they build upon the strengths already within the person.
Most clients already use many of the processes that the mental strength coach teaches. However, the Mental Strength Coach teaches how to use these processes to enhance performance instead of what many clients do and use these skills in a detrimental way. For example, we all inwardly talk to ourselves; thoughts are self-talk. Does the athlete talk to himself, think, in a manner that will improve his performance or hurt his performance? Also, the Mental Strength Coach can finetune those skills for those who already use the mental skills positively. For example, a runner talks to himself/herself during a challenging portion of a race, pushing onward. Does the athlete talk to themselves in the first or second, or third person? This choice can make a difference in their performance.
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