Whether you are searching for a way of achieving high levels of performance in physical performance or sports, or just looking to improve your mindset, more is required for success than just exercise. Because of this, our Stittsville physiotherapists recommend mental performance consultations to supplement your training.
While the physical aspect of improving your performance in any area of your life is critical - whether that be pushing yourself to complete extra reps in the gym or rising to the occasion in your sport of choice - there is an equally important facet of your success which many people neglect: the mental.
Because of this, we are proud to have a mental performance consultant as part of our network of staff at our Motionworks physiotherapy centers - a professional who is dedicated to supporting our clients in their health journey by encouraging mental skills, imparting knowledge and helping them to maintain their optimal performance.
What is involved in mental performance consulting?
Consultants for mental performance operate similarly to other mental health professionals, but there is a slight difference in focus.
At your first appointment, your mental performance consultant will take some time to get to know you, to understand who you are, and to create a plan of skills that you should focus on in order to reach your goals. Appointments last either 30 minutes or 60 minutes, with varying ability to include both conversations about you and your progress as well as time to work on specific skills.
What can a mental performance consultant help me with?
A mental performance consultant is able to help their clients to develop any of the following skills to help them to achieve and maintain their optimal performance:
- Stress Management
- Focus and Distraction Control
- Resilience and Adversity Management
- Goal Setting
- Leadership Training
- Pre-competition Planning
Is this service only for adult, high-performing athletes?
Not at all!
The mental performance consultant at our Nepean location can work with anyone who is looking to support their development and achieve their goals at any point in their life. Mental performance consulting allows professionals such as artists or businesspeople to up their game and start performing at the level that 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.