Do you want to improve your golf game, rugby, soccer, tennis or badminton?
All Athletes and sports people know that they need to maintain peak performance and physical skills, but how many spend dedicated time on the mental game?
Mental training will make you better and up your game no matter how good you are. Most top sports people are nearing the boundaries of human exertion physically and relying more and more on the mind to get them to the next level.
Your mental and emotional state are influenced by only 4 factors; what you focus on, how you focus on it, your physiological state and your intake of chemicals. Understanding and focussing on all four areas will get you into that flow state faster and for longer.
Below are 10 mental skills and mind set strategies that can help athletes go from “so so” to legend
Goal Setting and motivation
Knowing your goals, clearly defining them consciously and unconsciously. And then setting realistic, achievable and well planned mini goals to step you up to your grand design and goals. This is called Wholemind Integrated Lifemapping.
Every athlete can develop a pro mindset to peak their performance and achieve ongoing success. It doesn’t matter how good you already are, because mental training can get you better. As such, all competitive athletes should work on strengthening their mindset. In fact, mental skills and strategies can be learned and practiced similar to physical skills.
Discover how to clearly see, hear, feel and expect yourself performing at the top of your game. This is called Wholemind Imagination.
Control the Self-talk
We all have a inner voice that guides our attention to what we are doing right or wrong. Constant criticism and echoes of past failures will not get you into a winning focus and flow state.
That voice can be changed, modulated and trained to coach you and encourage you.
Anchoring and creating instant flow state
Learn how to charge your flow state batteries each and every time you are at the height of emotional energy. Create your flow state whenever you need it. This is called Wholemind Anchoring and state elicitation.
Develop Laser Sharp Focus
Mindfulness and emotional intelligence techniques help you stay focussed and less impulsive. Keep your cool by combining mindfulness with anchoring techniques. Learn how to stay on target and positive in the face of distractions
Learn how to manage performance anxiety before competition by changing the worst case expectations into best case expectations. This is called Key Questions.
Develop Whole Breath control
Learn how to breathe easily and deeply under pressure. Deep breathing in turn engages the parasympathetic or calming nervous system.
Modelling physiology of excellence
Develop a physiology and posture of excellence. Learn Power Anchoring and put yourself into state just before the game or event
Leave the past behind
Banish the old memories of the past by placing them in the past. Use Wholemind language techniques to help your mind tell the difference between what has already happened and what is now going to be created. Separate the emotions of any past failure from the memory so that the “trauma” has no influence over your today
Develop and awareness of your environment and surroundings
Graded Motor Imagery
Originally used for stroke patients and injuries, Graded Motor Imagry is the perfect accompaniment to a strict regime of training and recuperation.
Restfulness and resourceful recuperation
Learn how to switch it off and rest.
Every change in your life began with a thought, (unconscious or conscious) and if you are not achieving your conscious goals, then you are most probably still achieving your unconscious goals.
That can change and you can change much faster than you think.
Let me help you discover what is really motivating and driving you and then lead you to effective and permanent change.