SPORTPSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL-COACHING
"PASSION FOR TENNIS WITH SCIENTIFIC BASE"
Methods of Sportpsychology on and off court:
Every athlete aims to achieve greatness by putting lots of time and effort into training and preparation for competition where only small margins separate the winners from those not so fortunate. To go into competition knowing that all the aspects of performance are addressed to the fullest gives every athlete that very much needed winning advantage. With this in mind, Sportpsychology addresses the mental skills during the preparation so that athletes have that feeling of complete confidence and reassurance that absolutely nothing is left to chance. Sportpsychology will lead the athlete into a cool, calm and self-assured state of mind where absolute belief in acquired skills and abilities is used to achieve a winning performance. In general, the whole consultancy process between the sport psychologist and the athlete starts with an initial needs assessment. This usually takes place out in the sporting field and can consist of a number of hours of simple observation and getting to know each other with an aim to establish a good rapport and trust. This is a very important aspect of Sportpsychology as the quality of the relationship between the athlete and sport psychologist forms the most important link in successful consultancy. Only after this is achieved can the next step begin which entails working on the detailed understanding of the athlete's experience of their sport and their psychological approach to their sport and performance. All areas of the performance have to be assessed before mental skill interventions are introduced. Intervention might focus on any number of available successful techniques from relaxation to imagery or simple self-talk techniques. Relevant psychological states that are readily addressed are: confidence, perception of control, anxiety levels, attention/concentration levels, motivation, commitment, enjoyment and positive emotions simply because the changes in any of these factors have shown to produce changes in performance. www.flowandgrow.de
Coaching Contextual (based on Craemer):
Contextuelles Coaching® is a powerful method that allows a personal change for better results through the examination of personal systems of thought and inner convictions.
This means that we can resolve the causes of disturbances and problems by exploring athletic performance weakspots. Here, the coach looks for the source of the problem. Similarly to an iceberg, here only one seventh is visible above the water surface, and the larger part remains hidden. So it also is in competitive sport, the visible part is measurable and observable in the results and events that we look at in our sports life (Contents): victories, defeats, rankings, awards, training, quality coaches, training partners, teammates, tournament quality and quantity, etc. All that we can see and perceive are results. Transferred to our personal lives, these would be the observable facts, like having a partner, children, property, assets, and the number and quality of our friendships, leisure activities, etc (content level). But in fact, we are talking about much more, the explanation why we have results we do not like, or certain outcomes in our lives are not really possible, although we want them so much!
This is about the "invisible" part of the iceberg, which also determines the visible part: our "invisible" mood swings such as feelings, communication and behavior. This "bottom six sevenths" includes the level of inner conviction and hidden intentions on a contextual level. They provide the cause for all the results and contents. They develop through drawing conclusions, opinions, beliefs, reservations, reviews, opinions and prejudices.
Only when both parts are interconnected can they form a mental-emotional network of different contexts themselves, the events and results may allow or prevent. Until we change the content level through tricks and strategies, we at best achieve a change in the existing content, but no fundamental change in context (no deeper transformation). To achieve fundamental new and lasting better results, we need action on the contextual level.
Our contexts reflect the totality of our thinking, feeling and acting. And it is this aspect of the consciously or unconsciously influenced opinions and judgments about us, about teammates, coaches, performance, training, competition and money, --these are some of the real hidden issues which determine success or failure. Through my coaching you have the possibility to recognize non-supportive contexts and change them. www.coachingacademie.de
Access Consciousness offers pragmatic tools to change things in your life that you haven’t been able to change until now. One of them is Access Bars – a simple body process that is changing the world. The Access Bars are the very core and foundation of Access Consciousness. During a Bars session a practitioner lightly touches 32 points on your head over the course of an hour or an hour and a half. Touching the Bars allows for the electromagnetic charge that holds thoughts, feelings, and emotions in place to dissipate, allowing you to perceive your life, body and relationships with more clarity and ease. There are 32 points on the head which, when touched smoothly and effortlessly, easily release anything that does not allow you to receive. The energy bars run through and around the head between these points. By activating the bars, you begin to release the electrical component of the thoughts, feelings and emotions stored throughout our lives, helping us to see beyond patterns and problems we used before. And we not have to do anything for that release. Just lie down and receive. http://www.accessconsciousness.com/about-access.asp
Stress, unpleasant memories of past events, or imagining future situations can all act like a splinter in a wound that keeps the wound from healing: The experience continues to have a negative effect on someone’s well-being and impede his/her performance. During moments of intense stress, both brain hemispheres no longer cooperate in an optimal way. The flow in processing experiences and emotions associated with those experiences is disrupted. The emotions get "stuck." Under normal circumstances stressful events are dealt with while sleeping. During the REM phase (Rapid Eye Movements) our eyes move horizontally, and our stressful and traumatic experiences are processed. Hence, it is the perfect self-healing procedure for emotional upheaval. The increasing level of stress many people are exposed to every day keeps them from processing stressful events during their sleep. Restless sleep and sleeping pills can completely impede the important REM phase which leads to a constant feeling of pressure and makes relaxation difficult while awake. Emotions that are associated with certain events in the past or with the idea of future events cannot be effectively processed. The situation can be compared to a CD that has a scratch: the processing gets stuck in the nervous system at a certain point. Wingwave intervention actually simulates a REM phase while the client is awake. The client’s eyes follow the coach’s fingers waving in front of his/her face and the "stuck" emotions begin to be processed at a rapid rate. The eye movements – that can also be replaced by auditory or tactile stimuli – allow the brain hemispheres to work together in a coordinated way and the previously "stuck" emotions start to "move" again. The mental block that was caused by extreme stress disappears. During this process the client may experience some intense feelings, but they are perfectly endurable and do not last longer than a minute. As the intervention completely reactivates the formerly blocked mental capacities, it enables the brain to find its own creative solutions, making use of its already existing resources. So the client can gain some surprising wisdom and flashes of insight during the intervention. https://wingwave.com/en/home.html
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