Athletes dedicate themselves to become elites within their respective sport. Commitment to practice, military like regimes, combined with mental preparation and focus assist athletes in achieving their goals. The hard work often pays off and they are recognized as elite leaders within their sport. They must then fight to remain at the top of their game. This can be hard for many athletes as being at the top brings about additional demands and pressure, which can affect their mindset and focus, and bring about emotional discomfort.
Some athletes deal with pressure effectively but others struggle with the stress associated with their sport. These individuals need professional intervention that supports their performance and aid their ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At MentalVerdure.com we provide the following VIP services to individual and team athletes in a convenient, confidential and secure environment:
- Cognitive and behavioral skills training for performance enhancement – goal setting; imagery and performance planning; concentration and attention control strategies; development of self-confidence, self-esteem and competence in sports; cognitive-behavioral self-regulation skills; emotion management, sportsmanship and leadership skills.
- Counseling and clinical interventions – athletic motivation; eating disorders and weight management; substance abuse; grief, depression, loss and suicide; overtraining and burnout; sexual identity issues; aggression and violence; athletic injury and rehabilitation; career transitions and identity crises.
- Consultation and training – team building; sports organization consultation; systems interventions with parents and families involved in youth sports participation; education of coaches regarding motivation, interpersonal and leadership skills and talent development; education of coaches and administrators regarding early identification and prevention of psychological difficulties.