Sports and Performance Psychology
Sports Psychologists can help athletes improve performance on and off
the field. Many of the world's best athletes seek the help of a
sports psychologist to improve focus and achieve goals, but sports
psychology can also help athletes work through any of the following
depression or anxiety interfering with athletic performance
trouble focusing, or "choking" under pressure
trouble getting along with teammates
authority issues with coaches
mood changes attendant to injury and changes in training loads
alcohol and drug use negatively impacting performance
family and marital problems which interfere with performance
decreased commitment and motivation
problems with impulse control
stress management training
I use a combination of modern technology, visualization,
cognitive restructuring, and behavioral approaches to help athletes
optimize performance on and off the field.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) training is an effective tool in helping athletes train themselves
to get into the "the zone," which is especially useful in high pressure, competitive situations.
Athletes can overcome performance anxiety and train themselves to be in a state of "flow" during
evaluations, tryouts, and high stakes competitions.
HRV seems to be correlated with recovery status, capacity for high intensity training, and optimal strength gains.
Some research even suggests that HRV guided training can help predict illness (pulmonary and respiratory) and injury (this study is not yet replicated in humans). HRV guided training can be a useful tool for the following:
planning higher intensity training days
predicting the best endurance performance days
predicting higher VO2 max
If you would like to improve your athletic performance on the field, contact me today for a free consultation.