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What Will You Learn? Psychological skills, strategies, and characteristics targeted when working with a sport and performance psychologist at Mental Notes

What do we do?

One thing we do is we teach psychological skills and strategies to assist and optimise people’s performance.  This skills and strategies help to build psychological characteristics associated with success, health, and happiness!

When each of the psychologists was asked to put a list together of the ‘top ten skills they most often train’, this is what we came up with… It was too difficult to construct one list of ten for the team as we all have our own professional strengths and interests, so there are nearly thirty psychological skills, strategies, and characteristics!

Goal Setting | Commitment
Performance Planning & Reviews
Concentration | Attention | Refocusing
Arousal Management | Activation | Energisation
Optimism
Emotional Management
Self-Confidence
Value-Driven Behaviour-Committed Action
Cognitive Restructuring
Ideal Performance State – ‘A Game’
Imagery
Breathing Techniques | Relaxation
Resilience
Communication
Time Management
Mental Preparation
Self-Talk
Team Identity & Culture
Transition
Homesickness
Burnout
Flow
Leadership
Anger & Aggression Management
Self-Awareness
Practice Plans
Self-Control
Self-Esteem

Included in this list, there are also some specific areas of work that our psychologists have special interests in such as homesickness, burnout, and transition…. Many of the skills, strategies, and characteristics in the above list would help people to develop coping skills for these circumstances.

If you have questions about one or more of these psychological skills, strategies, or characteristics then please email us on info@mentalnotesconsulting.com so we can point you in the right direction!