The Sporting Mind
There are three factors that influence our sporting ability; our fitness, our technical skills and our mental skills. Although many sports performers will spend a lot of their time on their fitness and technical skills, the mental side of the game is often neglected. And yet it is amazing how good we can be at using our minds to work against us. Even before we start an activity, we can can often find a number of reasons for failure - doubt, bad weather, lack of practice, tiredness, anxiety, stress - and find ourselves living up (or 'down') to our expectations.
Essentially, we can find ourselves performing badly because we are not using our minds in a positive way. As a result, we can form limiting beliefs about ourselves which leave us expecting failure rather than success.
Through The Sporting Mind, performance coach Andy Barton works with his clients to help change the way they use their minds when they approach their performances so that they can improve their self-belief, learn how control their emotional state, gain mental strategies to eradicate negative thinking, set challenging goals in a way that they become achievable and develop a positive attitude which will have a significant impact on the results that they get.