Are you looking for a way to achieve high performance in physical sports or activities? Perhaps you'd like to improve your everyday mindset. Mental training is essential to your success. Our Manotick physiotherapists recommend integrating mental performance consultations into your training program.
Your physical capabilities will certainly affect your ability to improve your performance in any area of your life. Whether you'd like to be able to complete extra reps at the gym or lead scoring on game day, you'll also need to place equal importance on your mindset and mental functioning.
Due to this, we are proud to have a mental performance consultant as part of our network of staff at our MotionWorks physiotherapy centres - this professional is dedicated to supporting our clients on their health journey by imparting knowledge, encouraging mental skills and helping them to maintain their optimal performance.
What's involved in mental performance consulting?
While consultants for mental performance operate similarly to other mental health professionals, they have a slightly different focus.
During your first appointment with a mental performance consultant, they will take some time to get to know you, understand your values and create list of skills you'd like to develop so you can reach your goals.
Appointments generally last between 30 minutes to 1 hour and will include conversations about how you are doing, your progress and dedicated time to develop specific mental skills.
What can a mental performance consultant help me with?
Your mental performance consultant can help you develop any of these skills to help you achieve and maintain optimal performance:
- Leadership Training
- Focus and Distraction Control
- Stress Management
- Goal Setting
- Pre-competition Planning
- Resilience and Adversity Management
Is this service only for adult, high-performing athletes?
Not at all!
The mental performance consultant at our Nepean location is able to work with anyone looking to support their development an improve their ability to achieve their goals. Mental performance consultations can allow professionals like businesspeople and artists to up their game and begin performing at the level they desire.
Likewise, young people can begin their mental performance journey as young as 9. Generally, this is when activities such as sports become more competitive and where this kind of training may be able to give an edge in the competition. Mental, emotional, or physical barriers related to performance can start at any age and mental performance training can improve mindset, foster positive thinking and mental health.