“You have to train your mind as much as your body.”
- Venus Williams
Mental performance is one of the integral parts of elite sport that contributes towards peak performance.
Mental performance considers the mental factors that can help to improve performance in both competition and training through:
- Increasing confidence
- Increasing motivation
- Reducing anxiety
- Improving your ability to cope with pressure
- Increasing focus
- Improving communication
- Enhancing team work
- Aiding relaxation and recovery
- Recovering from injury and set backs
In addition to its use in elite sport, mental performance skills can be used by athletes of any ability as well business professionals, the military, performance artists, as well as many other careers and vocations.
Fiona Meikle M.Sc.
Mental Performance Consultant
Canadian Sport Psychology Association Professional Member