Whitney Houston and Sport Psychology?

January 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Sports Psychology

I just had an 'ahhaa”  moment while reading a Sport Psychology book that has a great chapter on how mood and emotion effects performance. I used to listen to Whitney Houston’s I Want to Dance with Somebody before games and would get hassled by teammates (in a loving way of course) because it was different [...]

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Tim Tebow and VarsityParenting?

January 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Sports Psychology

  I spoke to an athlete last week who felt she needed to “pull the trigger” in the return to her sport after an injury. She was dealing with fear, anxiety, and self-doubt – something she had not faced prior to the injury.  This week I pulled up an article only to find out a [...]

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How do athletes keep going?

January 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Sports Psychology

 I am amazed by my clients every day. I have a 14 year old dancer who, after a few weeks of therapy, has a goal to feel good about herself no matter what the judges write on her evaluation. She does not want to get down on herself and feel completely distressed if the judges [...]

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Sports Psychology, Tip #2

August 17th, 2011 · Comments Off · Sports Psychology

Guided imagery, visualization, and meditation have received a lot of press and are often used interchangeably. The medical community associates these practices with improved health, but what’s in it for the athletes? Your body has been moving and working out its whole life, more intense at times, sure, but it's been trained to move and [...]

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Sports Psychology – Is It For You, too?

July 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Sports Psychology

Contributed by: Becca Gaines, MS, PC how to get a girlfriend When I was in high school, I thought sports psychology was for people with problems. Then one summer I found myself in an athlete training program, along side Brady Quinn and Chris Quinn, and our trainers kept emphasizing how important it was to “stay [...]

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