FAQs

Is Sport Psychology for “problem” athletes only?
What kinds of things do business professionals get help with?
Are the psychological techniques you teach for elite training only?
Does your work just provide a “quick fix” solution?
What is the goal of your workshops and clinics?
What is the benefit of Individual Instruction over group Instruction?
Can hypnosis or self-hypnosis be beneficial?
How do I know who is well-trained in hypnosis?
What about visualizing or imagining performance?

Is Sport Psychology for “problem” athletes only?

No. Many people wrongly think that all sport psychology professionals work with athletes who have psychological problems. Assistance from sport psychology professionals involves addressing a wide range of performance enhancement development issues, in addition to performance fears and blocks. You can have problems with your performance and not be a “problem” athlete.

What kinds of things do business professionals get help with?

Most business professionals are routinely in high-pressure situations regarding decision-making, addressing employee problems, or public speaking. Mental performance training can assist in all these areas, as well as provide skill development to increase productivity, efficiency, and minimize stress.

Are the psychological techniques you teach for elite training only?

Absolutely not. The mental skills I teach are for all athletes. I work with athletes of all levels and ages. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or just out for recreational activity, I can assist you in furthering your skill and enjoyment of your sport.

Does your work just provide a “quick fix” solution?

Some people still believe that sport psychology is hocus-pocus, having nothing positive to offer. However, there is substantial scholarly research, as well as reports from athletes and coaches, showing that our psychological techniques do in fact enhance performance.

What is the goal of your workshops and clinics?

The ultimate goal of the trainings is to help you create a balanced and quiet mind to support your overall performance ability. I do this by developing and maximizing fundamental mental and physical competencies in athletes. Together we’ll help you establish performance-supportive consistency between the fundamental mental and physical actions in sport that will empower your performance and ability to achieve your goals.

What is the benefit of Individual Instruction over group Instruction?

In individual instruction, the work is tailored to your specific needs and goals. Group instruction is a good way to work with a team, playing partner, or get some of the basic instruction and skills at a lower cost.

Can hypnosis or self-hypnosis be beneficial?

Hypnosis and self-hypnosis can be beneficial to all people. Each of us has a different level of natural hypnotic talent. Hypnosis is optimally effective when the person is highly motivated to overcome a problem, and when the hypnotherapist is well-trained in both hypnosis and general considerations related to the particular problem. >

How do I know who is well-trained in hypnosis?

Look for certification information. Certification programs vary and ASCH and SECH both have clear standards for certification in Hypnosis. Their certifications ensure that the clinician has met the education qualifications and required training in clinical hypnosis and ongoing education. Not all certifications are created equal because it is not legally regulated in all states. Do your research and make sure that your clinician is properly certified and licensed.

What about visualizing or imagining performance?

Imagining or visualizing performance can be very effective. It is commonly mentioned in performance because even people without psychological training can talk about it. Our minds seem to be capable of organizing efficiently through images. Imagery and metaphor are significant elements of hypnosis and their use can be even more effective when you are trained in how to get the most benefit out of them. Psychologically, there is a difference between visualizing and imagining. People vary in their natural ability to visualize, but imagination can be developed.