Sport & Performance Psychology

Sport & Performance Psychology services make use of evidence-based mental and behavioral tools for peak performance in your sport, performance situations, and your life. 

Mental Health In Sport and Exercise 
Despite the many benefits of sport and physical activity, athletes of any age also face unique mental health challenges. Examples include:  
 
Emotional aspects of recovering from an injury
 
Lack of motivation or enjoyment in sport
 
Anxiety related to sport performance or progress towards goals
 
Body image concerns 
 
Lack of confidence in sport 
Mental Training for Peak Performance 
The mental skills involved in performing an athletic task can be trained, just like a muscle. They include: 
 
Concentration: Learning to direct your focus where it is needed the most 
 
Self-Talk: Identifying the things you say to yourself that might be hurting your maximum performance and replacing it with effective internal dialogue
 
Routines: Developing patterns and habits that facilitate your best performance
 
Visualization: Imagining the athletic tasks you want to perform at your best
 
Relaxation: Learning to regulate your emotions as they come up during an athletic tasks. Finding strategies that let you use that emotional energy to help your performance.  

Group & Team Interventions 

Teams and professional groups can benefit from learning skills togehter. Examples include: 

Effective team communication

 

Team conflict resolution

Collective vision and goal setting

 

Consultation with coaches about team issues

Currently Dr. Hubbard is only available for group and team consultations. If you're interested, reach out!

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